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The Wire is the world's leading independent monthly music magazine. The first issue was published in 1982. More than three decades on the magazine remains committed to reporting on a dynamic global network of underground, alternative and experimental musics by publishing journalism and photography by some of the subculture’s most original and authoritative critics and observers.

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Arca, AGF x Vladislav Delay, Greg Fox, Sonic Boom, Val Wilmer on a 70s New York free music community, a second Global Ear report on underground music in the time of pandemic, 32 pages of reviews, and more.

Also this month: download a new compilation from the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. Get it here: https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/btr.

You can read the new issue online, or via The Wire app for iOS http://www.thewire.co.uk/app or Android http://www.thewire.co.uk/android

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  • First Issue: Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
  • Latest Issue: June 2020 (Issue 436)
  • Issue Count: 436
  • Page Count: 38,882
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6502

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