All copies of the April 2021 issue of The Wire will come complete with an exclusive free CD attached to the cover, The Wire Tapper 55, the latest volume in the acclaimed series of new music compilations.
As with previous volumes this CD, which has been compiled by Shane Woolman, Astrud Steehouder and James Gormley, is packaged in a heavy duty card sleeve designed by The Wire's art director Ben Weaver and featuring artwork by Infinite Livez. It contains a range of new, rare or exclusive tracks from across the spectrum of the kind of underground/outsider musics covered in The Wire.
Joao "10 de Novembro" - From Simorgh
Lisbon born drummer João Lobo is a prolific collaborator in groups ranging from Norman and Oba Loba to Mulabanda. He follows his 2017 solo album Nowruz by recruiting guitarist Norberto Lobo and bassist Soet Kempeneer for Simorgh. Named after a phoenix-like bird from Persian mythology, Simorgh was recorded mostly live during summer 2019 at les ateliers claus in Brussels, fusing modal jazz and psychedelic rock in multilayered, sometimes introspective grooves that nod to Miles Davis and Mahavishnu Orchestra.