Friday, May 9, 2008

John Wiese - Soft Punk

Noise in a very smart and pretencious way. John Wiese is a noise artist residing in California, he has been collaborating with a lot of people since the creation of his own record label, Helicopter.

He's part of Sissy Spacek (which I'll upload later) and LHD, he has released lots of solo work, and he has been praised as one of the best noise artists from the USA.

One of the best qualities from John as a noise artist, is that he's not so common even in the noise genre, even when the title: "soft punk" gives the whole idea and feeling of the album, you can spect the best, a warm intelligent noise that's also punk in a way.

Intelligent noise? Yes, you can see him recording on MAX/MSP with Aaron Dilloway from Wolf Eyes and you can see him working with drone band Sunn O))), that's pretty smart for me.
His sound, very algorithm based noise, it's not as harsh and layered as many others, but you get that feeling that he spends a lot of time building brilliant sequenced noise riffs, or something, I don't know. He's really good, one of my all time favourites.

One of the best noise albums I have ever heard, I hope you get to enjoy it as much as I did.

John Wiese - Soft Punk

Artist: John Wiese
Album: Soft Punk
Label: Troubleman Unlimited
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: Apr 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Musique Concrète, Noise, Experimental.


A1- Atural Magic (0:34)
A2- Sad Psychics (4:50)
A3- Recorded Hologram (4:46)
Drums [Sampled] - Danny McClain
Featuring [Sampled] - Sissy Spacek
A4- PS2 (3:31)
A5- Spectral Hand (3:23)
A6- No Party (3:11)
Featuring [Sampled] - Grand Ulena
A7- Trapped In A Spell (3:22)
B1- New Wave Dust (4:10)
B2- Snow Pit (3:51)
Featuring [Sampled] - Die Monitr Bats
B3- Winter Vacation (4:19)
B4- Casual Psychedelics (0:20)
Drums [Sampled] - Danny McClain
B5- Tacks (2:32)
B6- Blazer Wrecks (5:20)


John Wiese - Soft Punk (Rapidshare Link)

John Wiese - Soft Punk (Mediafire Link)


taklamakan said...

i agree, "soft punk" is one of the best nose albums ever, also JOHN WIESE is really talented & excellent noise artist, one of athe best!!!

Anonymous said...

ah, fantastic! I ordered this one from mr wiese but then he sent me his latest one 'circle snare' instead with a note saying 'hope its ok'.. thanks 4 shar1ng!

Anonymous said...

What a blast!