AIRWAY

Live At Mark Moore Gallery

(Helicopter - HEL 95121) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Multi-channel and heavily dosed with subliminal messages, recorded June 21, 2014 in Culver City, California. The line-up includes: Don Bolles, Ted Byrnes, Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Michael Foster, Juan Gomez, Fredrik Nilsen, Joseph Hammer, Kevin Laffey, Jorge Martin, Rick Potts, Dani Tull, John Wiese, Vetza, and of course the master of skull-crushing himself, Mr. Joe Potts.
Listen to an excerpt here: https://soundcloud.com/meditations/airway-live-at-mark-moore-gallery-excerpt

AIRWAY / HIJO KAIDAN

The Lowest Form Of Music

(Helicopter) split 2xCD $16.00

Los Angeles Free Music Society titans and Japanese icons energetically tear through boundary-pushing movement, raucously combining free improv experiments and sonic daggers with feral roar and pounding percussion. Disc one features the legendary live performances by each group recorded at The Lowest Form of Music weekend in London, 2010. Disc two reissues the split record originally released on Harbinger Sound to celebrate the festival, featuring performances from 2009 by Airway in New York and Hijokaidan in Tokyo. Mastered by John Wiese, packaged in a six-panel digipak with liner notes by Takuya Sakaguchi in Japanese and English.

BASTARD NOISE

Live In Japan

(Helicopter) Used CD $12.00

John Wiese and Eric Wood’s incredibly quiet and subtle sounds recorded August 2000 at Tokuzo in Nagoya and at JNR in Tokyo.

BASTARD NOISE

Skull Wave

(Helicopter) Used CD $8.00

“From the dark environment, my chicken, so: not too many muscles this time, except the one that twists the brain up and down!” as Google Translate would have you know. “The nasty has been accommodated for some time…, generally enamored of rhythms or atmospheres with latent violence. As a result, this CD only contains a single piece of 46 minutes. Noisy, dark environment, guitar distortion songs, all amalgamated with the ceiling in the shape of a heavy cloud. Everything masterfully mastered by the master of skulls that is John Wiese” From 2002.

BASTARD NOISE / MAN IS THE BASTARD

Throne Is Melting

(Helicopter - H8) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Previously released bad-ass, ear-cracking scrape by Wiese, Wood, AFC’s Tara, Kenny Sanderson of Facialmess, and Erik Hoffman & Jorge Martin of Groundfault and Spastic Colon. The twenty-plus minute “Red Hurricane” is a highlight. Sealed.

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.

C.C.C.C.

Phantasmagoria

(Helicopter) CD $12.50

A vortex of psychedelic shimmer and swirling whiteout recorded live at Theatre POO on July 27, 1992 by trailblazing Japanese icons Mayuko Hino (electronics, voice), Hiroshi Hasegawa (synthesizer, voice), Fumio Kosakai (electronics, voice), and Ryuichi Nagakubo (bass). Originally released in 1992 on cassette by Endorphine Factory, remastered for CD by Hasegawa.

THE CHERRY POINT / JOHN WIESE

White Gold

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

Insane harsh electronics. Ten-year anniversary reissue.

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

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).

THE HATERS

These Things Happen, Volume 1

(Helicopter - 92091) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Seven-inch works, including several impossibly rare and unheard. All tracks have been newly transferred and remastered from the original DAT tapes. An absolutely crucial collection of classic entropy that inaugurates Helicopter’s new series focusing on West Coast artists.

THE HATERS

These Things Happen, Volume 2

(Helicopter - 92092) Used CD $10.50

Pieces originally submitted to compilations, including several impossibly rare and unheard. All tracks have been newly transferred and remastered from the original DAT tapes. An absolutely crucial collection of classic entropy that inaugurates Helicopter’s new series focusing on West Coast artists. Includes obi

THE HATERS

Live!

(Helicopter - HEL 94091) DVD $13.50 (Out-of-stock)

Twenty-three classic live actions on DVD for the first time, with nine bonus documents and films by John Wiese. Hundred-sixty minutes total.

HIVE MIND

Under Old Earth They Made Me The Keeper Of The Vineyards But Mine Own Vineyard I Have Not Kept

(Helicopter - HEL 95091) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Early forays into arrhythmic and poly-rhythmic synth work and crude structures not found in Greh Holger's more free-form drone pieces. Remastered CD reissue includes Under Old Earth (Chondritic Sound 2010), They Made Me The Keeper Of The Vineyards (Chondritic Sound 2012), and But Mine Own Vineyard I Have Not Kept (Chondritic Sound 2013).

HIVE MIND

A Stagnant Plague Cast Through Shallow Earth

(Helicopter) Used CD $16.50

Purely miserable synth explorations and crumbling drone. Sealed

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.

K2 / SISSY SPACEK

Sissy Spacek / K2

(Helicopter - H66) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

An hour of face-melting noise from John Wiese, Charlie Mumma, and Kimihide Kusafuka.

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.”

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.

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.”

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.

DAMION ROMERO

It Gets Worse

(Helicopter - HEL 93031) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

One track, sixty-six-and-a-half minutes, created by a resonant electro-acoustic feedback system using audio power amplifiers and a variety of transducers and feedback regenerators of Romero's own design. The goal is to saturate the atmosphere with natural acoustic standing waves and pulses, large sounds, that are affected (or held in place) by very small movements in order to magnify an (as of yet) indescribable phenomenon.

BRUCE RUSSELL / JOHN WIESE

Fronts

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

Edition of 300.

SISSY SPACEK

Dash / Anticlockwise

(Helicopter - H 69) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Scathing sound by John Wiese and Corydon Ronnau, joined by Lasse Marhaug and Will Strangeland of Tearist and Silver Daggers, cautiously partitioned into short bursts of truly obliterated hardcore. Ruptured and bleeding out, heavily. Seventeen bonus tracks not on Dash LP. Edition of 200

SISSY SPACEK

First Four

(Helicopter - H 68) 2xCD + DVD $20.50 (Out-of-stock)

Their long out-of-print Sissy Spacek (Nuform 2001), Remote Whale Control (Gameboy 2003), Scissors (Misanthropic Agenda 2002), Devils Cone and Palm (Misanthropic Agenda 2006), plus the exclusive full-length Coast To Coast. The DVD contains live footage, exclusive videos and a tour documentary. Printed, hinged box.

SISSY SPACEK

Disfathom

(Helicopter - H 77) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

(Helicopter - H 77) LP $13.50 (Out-of-stock)

Hellish unrelenting grindcore by Charlie Mumma and John Wiese

SISSY SPACEK

Reversed Normalization

(Helicopter - H 76) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Hellish incomprehensible noisecore by Mike Du Bose, Chris Goudreau of Sickness, Charlie Mumma, Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s Jay Randall and John Wiese

SISSY SPACEK

Duration Groups

(Helicopter - H 75) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Hellish chaos by Ted Byrnes, Mike Du Bose, Ace Farren Ford of Smegma, Debt Of Nature’s Brad Laner, Charlie Mumma, and John Wiese

SISSY SPACEK

Lead Their Exit

(Helicopter - H 70) 7-inch $6.75 (Out-of-stock)

Furious destruction by Charlie Mumma, newest member Sara Taylor on vocals, and John Wiese. Grindcore blasts with an avant-garde sensibility meet leftfield song writing.

SISSY SPACEK

Gate

(Helicopter - H73) CD $8.25 (Out-of-stock)

Uncompromisingly bleak and harsh noisecore made from drums, vocals, bass, and electronics. All fifteen tracks from Charlie Mumma and John Wiese’s Gate seven-inch (A Dear Girl Called Wendy, 2013), all five tracks from their Incomprehensible Dehumanization seven-inch (Gilgongo, 2014), and a six-minute bonus track “Live At 799 Towne Ave,” recorded February 2015.

SISSY SPACEK / SMEGMA

Lipscomb b/w Absentia

(Helicopter - H64) 7-inch $11.25

Two collaborative tracks of beautiful dementia, computer treatments, rattling bells, distant ragtime and hoarse shrieks and groans. With five color inserts. Edition of 200.

SISSY SPACEK

California Ax

(Helicopter - H50) Used 4xCD $25.00

All four of Sissy Spacek’s extant proper albums could probably fit onto a single CD; flipping that notion on its head, California Ax contains four new full length albums in one trim little boat. Tinsel Dripping Ink (disc one) covers territory from grindcore, noise, electro-acoustic improv, musique concrete, noisecore, and electronics. It's primarily made up of new work, but also ruts through the cutting room floor for the best bits that didn't make it onto previous efforts, with a few tracks dating as far back as 1998. Police (disk two) is 11 tracks in 40 minutes of electro-acoustic improv with girls on drums. Abreq Ad Habra (disc three) -- named after an Arabic phrase pre-dating "Abracadabra," the preferred mistranslation of which is "hurl an even lightning bolt until death” -- contains Sissy Spacek’s rawest recordings ever: a 40-minute inferno from KXLU and a 20-minute live set in 2002 in St. Louis. 13-Tet Los Angeles (disc four) is a live document of a 13-piece lineup that performed two sets at The Smell in Los Angeles in December 2007 and is also the first live performance of a score by John Wiese. Completist alert -- the Spacek core of John Wiese and Corydon Ronnau called upon the following for contributions to California Ax: Mitchell Brown, Sarah Cake, Kevin Drumm, Gerritt, Kate Hall (Mika Miko), Joseph Hammer (Solid Eye), Aaron Hemphill (Liars, Skull Sküll), Jesse Jackson (Flaspar), Greg Kelley (Nmperign), Tim Koh (White Magic, Ariel Pink), Danny McClain (Grand Ulena), Giles Miller, Oblivia (Smegma), Andy Ortmann (Panicsville), Sam Ott (The Fucking Angels), Tom Recchion (Airway, LAFMS), Damion Romero (Speculum Fight), Jarrett Silberman (Skull Sküll, Young People), Dean Spunt (No Age), David Scott Stone (Melvins, Get Hustle), and Shannon Walter (16 Bitch Pileup).

TABLOID

Music For Tape And Voice

(Helicopter - HEL 93801) LP $13.50 (Out-of-stock)

Philip Geraldi (Shock Tropics, Mystics in Bali) and Luke Molloy (Piles, Anxient Demond) exploring growing repetition and sustained tones. Edition of 100.

JOHN WIESE

Arrhythmia Wave Burst and Panner Crash

(Helicopter) Used 3-inch CD $2.00

Four tracks recorded live on the west coast 2004.

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 / 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.

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.