NØIZ ånd the drøne øf the sphere.......

Astrogenic Hallucinauting is a dark ambient noiz generator.
...At times harsh and at others a wash of drones...
...Hear some of this existence through my eyes...

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING / SPIKE the Percussionist is a classically trained performer and composer who studied under percussion guru and Yamaha performing artist Dr. Norman Weinberg, author of "Guide to Standardized Drumset Notation" and "The Electronic Drummer." A master of acoustic percussion, SPIKE is also an expert programmer and electronic music expert with a degree in audio engineering. While most drummers with SPIKE’s talent and training would have headed for a career in classical symphony or jazz composition, SPIKE took an entirely different route. Inspired by Dr. Weinberg’s advocacy of technological advances in percussion and his own inventiveness (SPIKE’s award-winning sophomore recital was the first entirely electronic composition ever performed by a percussion student in competition), SPIKE focused his formidable abilities on ambient noiz and electro-industrial, two burgeoning, but at that time obscure, genres of music. It takes a visionary to create something different, but a genius to make it good. Spike wasn’t satisfied playing the background role, which was a major disappointment to quite a few big name bands who would have loved to have the bizarre percussionist and his trademark saw-blade cymbals banging behind them. It was as he says “too limiting.” “Many of my fans don’t realize that I am a classically trained musician. I’m not ‘just a drummer’ or ‘just a percussionist.’ I am a musician above all else. I decided it was time to take a little trip away from the drumkit and do some exploring.” SPIKE uses everything from the modern (computers, machines, samplers, videogames) to the ancient (Tsingsha cymbals, Tibetan singing bowl, mbira, gong) in creating a sound that is entirely his own. He seems to have a gift for tapping into our primal fears without uttering a single lyric.
ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING

noiz for you...
circular chambers one thing...many noizes
from the descent early 4 track
hallow saints from the album: Of Spectres... And Saints
onto the next wire dissolve oneself...

"The insanity that inspires...tears apart the soul."
SPIKE the Percussionist
December-1992