The Wire - Issue 442
December 2020 issue.
On the cover: Lyric & Robert Hood: The first family of techno reflect on salvation through dance music and the emancipatory power of technology. By DeForrest Brown, Jr.
Plus: Susan Alcorn: With pedal steel undergoing a resurgence outside of its natural habitat in country music, the US player prepares to release her first album as bandleader. By Peter Margasak.
Raed Yassin: The Beirut and Berlin polymath unveils a new big band project channelling Egyptian pop, political soundbites and a global cast of improvisors. By Clive Bell.
Voivod: For almost 40 years the Quebec outfit have forged a singular path through thrash metal, hardcore, post-punk and beyond, with recent work ranking among their most adventurous. By Joseph Stannard.
Also inside this issue: Invisible Jukebox: O YAMA O; Lamin Fofana; The Carbonators; David First; Victor Herrero; Michaelangelo Matos; hundreds of reviews and more.
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