Like many noise composers, John Wiese is one prolific son of a bitch. The artist responsible for ongoing projects such as LHD and Sissy Spacek has collaborated with the likes of sunn 0))), C. Spencer Yeh, Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, and Kevin Drumm, and he’s released a shit ton of solo 7-inches, too. We here at TMT throw around the word “prolific” a lot, but fuckshitdamn, just click on that link up there.
Wiese’s 100th 7-inch release (yes, 100, and here is a video of Wiese flipping through all of them), Exhausted Spectral Incantation, is a one-sided locked groove 7-inch (similar to the RRR - 100 Locked Grooves 7-inch from RRRecords in the 90s, or their 500 locked grooves in 98, or their 1000 locked grooves in 09). You can drop the needle anywhere, enjoy some noisy loops, and be fairly confident you’ll never repeat the same listening experience.
According to The Wire, Family Gallery in L.A. will host an exhibition of John Wiese’s 7-inch releases in celebration of his 100th release, running from October 17 to November 8. A monograph of the exhibition will also be published, with essays from Sam McKinlay and Brian Roettinger.
Exhausted Spectral Incantation is available now on Helicopter.