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|no fun productions (usa) #nfp 49 combo|
no label (usa) #nfp 49 combo
john wiese “circle snare” book and compact disc set
- circle snare (75 tracings of sek / nok / ddk)
- circle snare (first part) (10:46)
- circle snare (second part) (6:22)
- circle snare (third part) (8:56)
- mystical finland (4:53)
|may 2009 release ; special edition of john wiese’s “circle snare,” replete with the private-issue book ::|
“print-on-demand” style private-issue book from john wiese, collecting the complete set of drawings (essentially traces of swedish, norwegian, and danish kronor / kroner) used to adorn the cover of his “circle snare” disc on no fun productions ...
tiny edition of 100, each copy is signed by john ...
... and the no fun cd edition ::
gestural / aktion-oriented pause-button cassette / computer-processing suite from john wiese - could perhaps be seen as a return to harsher realms after a few forays into straight tape music (the recent ultra eczema lp, i think, qualifies), electro-acoustic improv (the “c-section” duo w/ evan parker), and ... however you want to classify the duo sessions w/ c. spencer yeh ...
blasted this on the mms stereo just now ; even the “quieter” moments (listen to the beginning of the sound-sample) had every stray, non-bolted-down piece of fine china vibrating in unison on the credenza ; when things got “louder” (ditto, the end) i was breathing in a fine mist of ceramic powder for hours afterwards ...
powerful stuff ; i can’t think of anyone else working anywhere near wiese’s level of in-situ process-music virtuosity ... highly recommended !!!
|no fun productions press release...|
49 john wiese 'circle snare' cd
consider "circle snare" a hard-wrought souvenir. composed and realized in the midst of a comprehensive scandinavian/european tour in 2008, john wiese found himself tangled deep in dialogue with his instruments and ideas. wiese increasingly scrutinized his native tongue and vocabulary, seeking 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 folded out of their hard accustomed formations, breaking out into a more cogent and vital arsenal.
"circle snare" is the cumulative result -- a finely detailed and dimensional evolution of an already unique voice. those who have been stalking wiese all along -- through the landmark statement "soft punk," to the recent "dramatic accessories" lp -- will find "circle snare" to be a revelatory work. as wiese continues to travel and work relentlessly and restlessly, we have no choice but to keep up; the circle is a spiral from the side, and the greatest trap is standing still.