The Wire - 434 April 2020 Magazine
Label: The Wire
On the cover: Thundercat: Schooled in jazz, funk, punk and more, the flamboyant bassist, vocalist and songwriter brings mischief, mirth and melancholy to that most misunderstood of genres – fusion. By Phil Freeman. Plus essays on fusion past, present and future by Greg Tate and John Morrison. Also inside this issue: Gal Costa: Ahead of a rare UK live date, the Brazilian musician and vocalist discusses bossa nova, tropicalia, political engagement and remaining open to the unexpected. By Russ Slater. Jarboe: The erstwhile Swans vocalist and Neurosis collaborator returns with an intimate collection of reflective songs inspired by her travels. By Claire Biddles. Roger & Brian Eno: With a collaborative album in the can, the Eno brothers discuss the anatomy of ambient music. By Philip Clark. Invisible Jukebox with William Gibson, Global Ear in Los Angeles, an Epiphany by Coldcut's Matt Black, Inner Sleeve chosen by Breadwoman. Plus: Gentle Stranger, Sunwatchers, Jessica Ekomane, dumama + kechou, The Wire Tapper 52, 39 pages of reviews, and much more.