JOHN WIESE

Arrhythmia Wave Burst and Panner Crash

(Helicopter) Used 3-inch CD $2.00

Four tracks recorded live on the west coast 2004.

DANIEL MENCHE / JOHN WIESE

Behold The Scathing Light

(Helicopter) Used 3-inch CD $5.00

“Ambient music from 2004 that moves in masses of swirling sound or dense bands of tone that enter and exit the musical canvas effortlessly, and without commotion.”

JOHN WIESE / C. SPENCER YEH

Cincinnati

(DroneDisco - fig.95) CD $13.50 (Out-of-stock)

Previous full-length documents by the cooperative of composer/improvisers John Wiese (Sissy Spacek) and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) have been culled from live performance situations, and one could cite Cincinnati as the duo's first studio album. Recorded face-to-face in late 2007 at Ashworth Tap Room in Cincinnati OH, it reveals unexpected developments and strategies of this ongoing partnership. Familiar machineries were primed, but an increasingly alien attitude was fed through and processed into churning and bewildering shapes. The results of these sessions were cataloged and surgically isolated into specimens by Yeh; a little editing employed to carve the forms somewhat presentable, but no "studio trickery" to mask the organic nature. A monumentally intimate body touched by indeterminate intuition, instant composition, and interior logic.

JOHN WIESE

Circle Snare

(No Fun) Used CD $4.00

Composed and realized during a European tour in 2008, Wiese scrutinizes his native tongue and vocabulary, and seeks new forms of grammar and cadence, as only extensive dives in unfamiliar waters can inspire. His given electronic anatomy of drum machine, microphones, tapes, and MSP break formation in this finely detailed album.

JOHN WIESE / C. SPENCER YEH

Compound

(Von Archives - VON002) 7-inch $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

A threshold of sound composed from the electrocacoustic improvisations of Yeh and the chirurgical, abrasive noise patches of Wiese. A majestic experiment by two unclassifiable masters of the new improv. Edition of 300.

LASSE MARHAUG / JOHN WIESE

Country and Western

(Helicopter - H59) Used CD $7.00

No samples from the film Payday, but probably worth a listen anyhow. Edition of 300.

EVAN PARKER / JOHN WIESE

C-Section

(Pan - PAN9) LP $18.00

Pan’s vinyl edition of the CD (Second Layer 2010) contains all the final mixes and edits of the sessions by the British free jazz phenomenon and L.A.’s no-nonsense electronic and tape noise artist. The duo’s real-time, evolving improvisations are intended for maximum volume and have been mastered accordingly. C-Section finds density in scarcity — deep, glacial muck bubbles emerge beneath Parker's inhuman circular breathing, only to plunge into an incessant clatter of industrial landscape. Edition of 330, 140g black-and-white LP jacket in a two-tone silkscreened PVC sleeve with interweaving geometric designs. Artwork by Kathryn Politis and Bill Kouligas.

JOHN WIESE

Deviate From Balance

(Gilgongo) Used 2xLP $17.00

Sound installation recordings and scored works for ensembles of over 20 people; the lengthy list of collaborators (including Ikue Mori, C. Spencer Yeh, Evan Parker, Joe Preston, and members of Smegma and the Los Angeles Free Music Society, among many others). “Compared to earlier Wiese high points like Soft Punk, the palette here is wildly expansive, but it’s also more controlled,” note Dustin Krcatovich, “a remarkable feat given the sheer amount of unwieldy elements at hand.” Also includes audio documentation of installation pieces “Wind Changed Direction,” a four-channel sound piece presented in the garden of the Getty Center (curated by Liars), and “Battery Instruments,” an eight-channel piece presented at HSP in New Zealand, now heard for the first time.

JOHN WIESE

Deviate From Balance

(Hesse Press) paperback book $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Very dignified document covering recent work -- sound installation, video, collage, photography, typography, and graphic sound scores, with an essay by Bruce Russell. 64pp, full color.

JOHN WIESE

Dramatic Accessories

(Ultra Eczema - UE57) LP $28.00 (Out-of-stock)

This record is painfully harsh at times and even more painfully sensitive others, less a wall of nuttery and buckets full of zist and garbage thrown at your head, more an aural test of the limits of teasing your insides and flappy ears. This collection of cut-ups from Wiese's 2007 European tour uses guitar, drums, voice, tape, and the secret weapon, miscellany. The perfect soundtrack for cutting toenails out with a knife. Silkscreened, fold-open cover design by Dennis Tyfus. Numbered edition of 300 copies.

TIM KOH / KOHEI NAKAGAWA / KOJI TANO / JOHN WIESE / YASOTOSHI YOSHIDA

Frankenstein and Dracula Girls Tokyo Headlock

(Helicopter) Used CD $5.00

Various collaborative combinations recorded in 2003 that hit on what Blastitude calls “the screaming harsh thing,” “weird deserted cubicle atmospheres,” and “tons of edits and crazy psychedelic volume fluctuations.”

BRUCE RUSSELL / JOHN WIESE

Fronts

(Helicopter - H40) 7-inch $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Edition of 300.

DEAD MACHINES / JOHN WIESE

General Assurance

(Helicopter) LP (one-sided) $15.00

A consistently brain-bending collaboration, with long passages of near-silence illuminated by clanks, beautiful technicolor drones, hovering death tones. White jacket with card. Edition of 100

JOHN WIESE

GGA

(Teenage Teardrop - TD037) CD $10.50

(Teenage Teardrop - TD037) LP $15.00

Two side-long tracks of dynamically diffused smashing, shattering and crashing sounds, mixed in stereo from Wiese's four-channel Los Angeles installation. Cover photographs by Cali Thornhill deWitt. Clear vinyl with insert. Edition of 330.

JOHN WIESE

John Wiese T-Shirt

([ no label ]) Size XL $30.00

Alternativ Earth, made in Peru. Materials unspecified on label. Black with copper ink on front. Part of Soundscreen Design’s series of organic shirts designed by musicians. Numbered edition 41/60, from September 2010. With original tag safety-pinned to label.

KAREN CONSTANCE / JOSEPH HAMMER / JOHN WIESE

Live At Colour Out Of Space 2009

(Chocolate Monk - choc.233) split CDR $9.00

Split release recorded live in Brighton 2009. Solid Eye’s gloved maestro of live tape manipulation conjures up amazing, smoked-out loop wobble. If you cut the guy, he would bleed Ferric Oxide. Constance and Wiese twist knobs and deliver spectral head scratch of marble-losing proportions. A sweet ear pickle all round.

JOHN WIESE / C. SPENCER YEH

Live In Nottingham

(What The ... - WHAT004) LP $25.00

Live collaboration by Wiese (to be played by Sasha Cohen in the upcoming film Noise Movie) and Yeh, in front of their best gear with loudspeakers and a room full of wanting Brits. Rude blast noises, deep-brain droning, twisting tape press record, vocals that are just torn-apart and strung up in electronic torture chambers. Recorded direct from the board for maximum clarity, detail and quality. Limited edition of 330 with insert and red silkscreened covers.

JOHN WIESE

Magical Crystal Blah

(Helicopter) Used CD $4.00

“Harsh, ear-shredding noise most human beings will recoil at,” according to All Music Guide, “But the fast-paced action, the abrupt edits, the smorgasbord of sound sources and dynamic shifts all indicate that, while taking his art seriously, Wiese doesn’t necessarily aim at creating serious art…. The madman throws in snippets of free-form acoustic guitar, voice, rusty hinges, airplanes and gunfire, amidst tons of nondescript slabs of screeching noise and menacing hisses…. If anyone can provide proof that good noise music is more than just making noise, Wiese is that man.”

JOHN WIESE

Magical Crystal Blah Vol 2

(Helicopter) Used CD $3.00

Recycled music by Gerritt, KK Null, Christian Renou, Mike Schiflet, Panicsville, Raionbashi, Frieband, Damion Romero, Zbigniew Karkowski, and Joe Colley

JOHN WIESE

Mirror

(Troniks - TRO299) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

A minimal and mesmerizing piece of real-time tape music exploring stark and brutal elements for absolute immersion. Mirror is simultaneously the extended soundtrack for a new video work by Wiese and a reissue of the long sold-out Tumbler LP (No Fun Productions 2006), remastered for playback intensity and with all new visuals.

JOHN WIESE

Mixed Metaphor b/w Into a Bad Way

(Phage - PT110) 7-inch $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

Brutal, fast-moving, cut-up harsh noise, recorded and mixed in 2007, using Wiese and Merzbow material as source.

HAIR STYLISTICS / JOHN WIESE

Neu Dimension

(Helicopter - H63) 7-inch + cassette $22.50 (Out-of-stock)

Two sessions, one recorded by mail in 2004, and one recorded at a studio in Shinjuku, 2009, alternating between sharp, cut-up collage, fleeting junk sounds, hard electronics, noise, and vocals. Boxset with many inserts from Masaya Nakahara (formerly Violent Onsen Geisha).

JOHN WIESE / C. SPENCER YEH

New York / Atlanta

(Helicopter - H49) CD $10.65 (Out-of-stock)

Two of the best sets from a 2007 tour by this developing audio partnership. On these direct-from-the-soundboard recordings, steel string binds knobs, vocal cries machine code, fuzz and foil avalanche, fireworks and drought. Epic movements in their entirety, with minimal editing and post-meddling.

T. MIKAWA / JOHN WIESE

Oblique No Strategy

(Helicopter - H 78) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Hard to believe these two screech-zillas have never collaborated before now — the closest they ever got are Mikawa’s button-down liner notes for Wiese’s Teenage Hallucination CD — but a full fifteen years after first meeting, the pair bled electronics into one another in Tokyo at Ochiai Soup in 2015, leaving us with immersive and astounding energy. Mixed and mastered by Wiese during a residency at the studio of Ina/GRM in Paris, 2016.

ANDY BOLUS / JOSEPH HAMMER / JOHN WIESE

Prelude To Hawaiian Radio

(Helicopter) CD $12.00

Recorded on a dark and lively night at Studio 1/4 in Los Angeles, Andy Bolus’s cadaverous murk combines with Joseph Hammer’s reel-to-reel jitters and John Wiese’s electronic jolts to veer from sonic claustrophobia to audio manipulation wipe-out across a thirteen track cocktail of stumbling hiss, voltage-impinged oscillations, and tangles of oozed-out blurt and whirling, chirping lurch. Featuring exquisite color artwork by Sayo Mitsuishi and liner notes by Seymour Glass of Bananafish.

G.X. JUPITTER-LARSEN / NEW BLOCKADERS / JOHN WIESE

Rip Off

(Helicopter - H60) 7-inch $12.75 (Out-of-stock)

Collaboration exclusively using the sounds of tearing paper. Edition of 150.

JOHN WIESE

Teenage Hallucination: 1992-1999

(Troniks) CD $9.00

From pure analog bedroom havoc to intense cut-up harsh noise blasts, Wiese steadily developed his highly personal and specific style of extreme music while trying to survive the St. Louis experience. Fifty-two tracks, including the best material from Catwoman 7-inch, split LP with The Haters, split 5-inch with Panicsville, collaborative tracks with GX Jupitter-Larsen and Corydon Ronnau of Sissy Spacek, and unreleased and unheard tracks of isolated Midwest basement obscurity.

PAIN JERK / JOHN WIESE

Terrazzo

(Harbinger Sound) CD $11.25 (Out-of-stock)

Collaboration between Los Angeles noise giant and Tokyo noise legend.

JOHN WIESE / C. SPENCER YEH

Tiny Red Tables b/w Big American Hole

(Helicopter - H48) 7-inch $7.50 (Out-of-stock)

Handheld tape recordings of source material and stage clips that Wiese (Sissy Spacek, Bastard Noise) and Yeh (Burning Star Core) used during the Free Noise tour sets -- the first unofficial Free Noise document, in fact. Very low-fi, but sounds great. An astounding twenty-six minutes total, no joke. Edition of 150.

KEVIN DRUMM / JOHN WIESE

Untitled

(Nihilist - NIHIL63) LP $22.50 (Out-of-stock) (Out-of-print)

Mania-inducing, heavy waves of suffocating bass frequencies with ripping and tearing, hissing and speaker destroying hellstorm. Recorded in Chicago in 2005. Cover art by Alex Decarli.

PAIN JERK / JOHN WIESE

Vague Maze

(A Dear Girl Called Wendy - WENDY12) 7-inch $8.00

Two titans of noise, one stunning prologue to their series of collaborations, seven minutes of analog synthesizers, electronics, and noise dating from 2005. Fast, violent, harsh. Edition of 200.

THE CHERRY POINT / JOHN WIESE

White Gold

(Helicopter - H 74) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Insane harsh electronics. Ten-year anniversary reissue.