The new issue of The Wire is out, and I’ve got two pieces in it, each of which I’m really happy about. The shorter of the two is a profile of drummer Makaya McCraven, who records live performances and then chops them up into something in between beat tapes and audio collages, while still maintaining the energy of a jazz album. I thought that was going to be a single page, but it’s a two-page spread in the issue, with a great photo to accompany it. The longer piece is a six-page profile of synth wizard Klaus Schulze, who I’ve wanted to interview for at least a decade. We had to do it via email because he’s in poor health, but I think it turned out really well. It’s the first major profile of Schulze in the magazine’s history, and I’m really proud of it. You can buy a digital subscription to The Wire on their site and read the new issue as well as their complete archive going back to 1982.