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Justin Wolthers





Producer since:



Pendulum Tapes and Digitalia Australia

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Musical Influences


Ambient Industrial

Current Top 10

Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
XTC - Wonderland
John Foxx - Miles Away
Blancmange - Lose your Love
Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling
OMD - Messages
Ed Kuepper - The Way You Made Me Feel
Pet Shop Boys - I'm WIth Stupid
Human League - Being Boiled

All Time Top 10

Severed Heads - Propellor
Cabaret Voltaire - Just Fascination
SPK - Junk Funk
Heaven 17 - I'm Your Money
XTC - Wonderland
Cocteau Twins - Lazy Calm
Stephen Cummings- Come On Come On
Pet Shop Boys - Heart
TISM - Five Yards
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes

Favourite DJs

David Jones off KO-FM, but when he was on 2NX in the 1980s and made the Dave and the Derros album with the track 'Up Your Nose With a Rubber Hose'.

Favourite Labels

Mute, Cherry Red, Industrial Records, Warp, Factory, Volition, Wax Trax, Nettwerk, On-u Sound, Alberts Productions.

Favourite Artists

Cabaret Voltaire, Pet Shop Boys, Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Tackhead, Skinny Puppy, The The, Kraftwerk, Severed Heads, Scattered Order, Holger Czukay, Can, David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Flash and The Pan, AC/DC, Cramps, Thug (of Tex Perkins fame), Lubricated Goat.


Upcoming Events


Previous Events

TINA Festival Newcastle 1996, 1999 - 2004
Electronic - Mr Goodbar 1994
Many gigs at Hunter on Hunter
Outdoor events with no names around Newcastle
Tamworth Country Music Festival
Lass O'Gowrie
Gallipoli Club
Private parties etc etc

the list is longer but I cannot be bothered typing any further

Radio Appearances

2NUR-FM Afftected, ABC Radio National, SBS Radio.

Highlight of Career

All of it has been fantastic.


Trancendental Headache:

Hard As A Lounge Cushion (2000)
The Sensory E.P. (2001)
Supermarket (2001)
Optional (2002)
Music For The Modern Dominatrix (2002)
Connect Disconnect Reconnect (2003)
The Secret Life Of A Suburban Vegetable (2004)
Possible Film Music Volume 1 (2005)
(re)MEDIA(L) Knowledge (2005)
Good Job (2006)

Other CDs under Decoder (Ncle), Decoder Experimental, Bad Monkey, Pendulum (Ncle), de-Koder ('Knife' 10" single out now thru Bloody Fist)

Upcoming Releases

Yesno Roundabout

Due out late January 2007.

Style - Ambient, Middle Eastern, Industrial, 1980s Synthpop.



Trancendental Headache is essentially Newcastle's Justin Wolthers, a long serving and prolific music producer with over 18 years experience and about 500 compostions under his belt. Primarily an electronic musician and producer, but has a very diverse range of influences, from Industrial music of the 1970's, synthpop of the 80's, techno of the 90's, rock/pop, classical, world music and in particualr Arabic music. Instruments Justin plays include synthesizers, electric, acoustic and bass guitars, Middle Eastern Oud (Ud) and doumbek. Justin also does music production work for other artists, film, radio and TV. So if you are interested in working with one of the most innovative music producers in Newcastle, please contact us!

Studio Setup

PC running Fruityloops 6 and various vsti plug-ins, Samplitude 7,
Sony Vegas Video. Sold all of my analogue synths and atari gear years ago to buy a house. Thank god PCs came around with the virutal synths years on!

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