On the cover: Klein: The South London musician, vocalist, playwright, game designer and film maker generates uncanny resonance via collage and subversion in new film Care and album Harmattan. By Abi Bliss.
The Primer: Horace Tapscott & The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: A user’s guide to the recorded legacy of the prolific US pianist, composer, bandleader, organiser and activist. By Francis Gooding.
Black Dice: After almost a decade dormant the joyfully elastic noise trio make their return with a new album of effervescent edits and psychedelic humour. By Marc Masters.
Invisible Jukebox: Alan & Sir Richard Bishop: The erstwhile Sun City Girls bask in the rays of a mystery record selection. Tested by each other.
Anthony Wood 1948–2021: The Wire’s founder has died. Obituary by Tony Herrington
Tara Clerkin Trio: Homemade fusion from the Bristol group. By Clive Bell
L'Rain: Taja Cheek processes the past via evocative sonic collage. By Claire Biddles
Mazaher: The Zãr tradition handled with care by the Egyptian ensemble. By Louis Pattison
Magda Mayas: Berlin based pianist gets graphic and tactile. By Peter Margasak
Global Ear: Artists in the Texas Llano Estacado flatlands embrace the stark landscape. By Josh Feola
Unlimited Editions: We Jazz
Unofficial Channels: The Heat Warps
The Inner Sleeve: Midori Takada on Toru Takemitsu’s Corona
Epiphanies: Conny Plank and Holger Czukay teach Youth to embrace his mistakes
The Wire Tapper 57: A track by track guide to this issue’s free CD