• the wire september 2017 issue 403  (Magazine, £4.50)

    An interview with Peter King, lathe cutter of choice for the denizens of the global DIY noise underworld. For the story our intrepid reporter and photographer ventured to King's studio and workshop at the furthest reaches of New Zealand's South Island to get the dope on cutting vinyl by hand for the likes of The Dead C, Pavement, Lee Ranaldo, My Cat Is An Alien, Acid Mothers Temple, and No-Neck Blues Band... Tim Rutherford Johnson writes about composers whose compositions require musicians to throw their bodies as well as their souls into their performances, from Michael Baldwin's this is not natural to Celeste Oram's Xerox Rock via Louis d'Heudieres's Laughter Studies and Alwynne Pritchard's Vitality Forms... And we have an Invisible Jukebox session with the very bright Sparks, aka brothers Ron and Russell Mael, the LA pop mavericks best known for bossing the charts in the 1970s and 80s with music that was once described (accurately) as a cross between Frank Zappa and Giorgio Moroder, and who are still going strong four decades later, getting (as our very own Joe Stannard recently put it) weirder and wilder as they grow older and uglier (which is why we like 'em). The usual unclubbable mix in other words...


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