#458 April 2022

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"The Wire Tapper 58 CD: Every copy of the April issue will come with a free CD of the latest volume in our series of underground music anthologies attached to the cover. This edition of The Wire Tapper features a cover designed by Al White and contains 16 new tracks by Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, Uzu Noir, NOUS with Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda, Hinoko Omori, Rival Consoles, Jack Sheen, worriedaboutsatan, and more. On the cover... Justin Broadrick. In a special two-part feature on a virtuoso of noise, power and volume, Antonio Poscic talks to the Godflesh boss about his long journey through underground rock, from his work with bands such as Napalm Death, God, Techno Animal, Jesu and Zonal to new projects including the Godflesh collection Long Live The New Flesh and new album New Religions Old Rules. Plus, Noel Gardner provides a user's guide to Broadrick's discography in The Primer, from solo aliases to collaborations with musicians including Bonny 'Prince' Billy, Low and Mark Kozelek. Inside the issue... Thomas Buckner. For four decades the the New York baritone vocalist has been an institution of new music in New York, forging close associations with artists from Roscoe Mitchell and Robert Ashley to Annea Lockwood and Noah Creshevsky. He tells Robert Barry about his multiple roles as artist, curator of the Interpretations performance series, label runner of the Mutable imprint, and patron of the arts in NYC. Plus, bonus interviews with some of the composer-artists in Buckner's East Coast orbit. Invisible Jukebox: Claire Rousay & More Eaze. Texan sound experimenters and collaborators Claire Rousay and More Eaze take The Wire's mystery record test. Global Ear: Philip Bloomfield maps new zones of underground activity on the outskirts of Barcelona. Unlimited Editions: Peter Margasak delves into the activities of Italian online music nerve-center Superpang. Unofficial Channels: Emily Bick tunes into the technological choons of Twitter account Ringtone Bangers. Epiphanies: Composter and writer Edward Henderson discovers the true meaning of experimentation watching two people cover themselves in tape in an East London flat. Plus, full page interviews with Iceboy Violet, Sophie Cooper, Tony Bontana/SPEW, and Wet Tuna."