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Go to the John Wiese website  John Wiese - Teenage Hallucination:1992-1999 [Troniks - 2006]

Teenage Hallucinations collects together the early work of US noise master John Wiese. The most amazing thing is that some of this work dates back to the age of fourteen. Even these tracks have a devastating and rewiring-of-the-brain tendency to them, while most fourteen-year-olds were thinking about first dates and how to get booze, Wiese was creating these amazing body jolting noise structures.

The album works backwards starting with the more recent stuff i.e. 1999 to the last two tracks from 1992. The album is made up of 52 tracks, so a lot of the track are under, or just over the minute mark, which gives a great feeling of a endless rippling collage of sound. You’re bombarded by rhythmic clusters of sound, your head sent bouncing down corridors of metallic clattering, your nerves singed by high pitched sound stretches, your guts gurgled by advancing walls of brooding static.

Some of my favourite tracks are: Catwomen – B with its sawing low level drone, which feels like pressing your head against a door that’s been sanded, it’s oddly hypnotic, with almost a strange breathing atmosphere to it. But as the track goes on the drone it becomes more pronounced and powerful. Decelerator utilises a wonderful streached spring tone and phaser-like sound burns, later on rhythmic element appears briefly, then you're thrown back into the white hot noise inferno.

An enjoyable and invigorating look at one of noisescene's biggest hitter's early career and even the early pieces are of the quality of noise we’ve come to expect from Wiese. A wonderful in road into his work for those who are only familiar with his work on Sunn0)))’s Black One.

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Roger Batty
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