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Gruntsplatter is the primary project of Scott E. Candey. The project solidified in 1994 after about a year of experimenting. My process has always been to stitch together elements from the spectrum of noise and ambient music to create a soundtrack for the conceptual ideas that have been the project’s core. By disregarding the traps of sub-genre I’ve hoped to create something that best evokes my intentions.

The concepts are the impetus for each Gruntsplatter release. While those concepts don’t necessarily inform the listening experience, they absolutely fuel the creative process. I love that people take something of their own from the music, but the story hidden in the sounds is what motivates me.

I’m not prolific. I take time with releases, and time between releases. The hope being that I forget enough that things will be different the next time.

I never expected I might work with some of the labels and people I have worked with when I started doing this. If you have followed what I do or ever given this project any attention at all, I really do appreciate it. I have been fortunate to collaborate with a few others over the years. Those projects include, Circadian, Triage, Blunt Force Trauma and Umbra. Gruntsplatter will always consist of only myself.

Complete Discography…

“Bisect: A 90 min Split” w/ Torture Chamber – MC
limited to 100 – Crionic Mind – CM-001 – November 1995
“Split” w/ Ruhr Hunter – CD
limited to 1,000 – Glass Throat Recordings – GTR-002 – May 1998
“Split” w/ Slowvent – CD
limited to 500 – Crionic Mind – CM-003 – December 1998
“Ertragen: Split” w/ Lefthandeddecision & Petit Mal – CDR
limited to 4 – Special Circumstances Rec. – August 1999
“Split” w/ Armenia – MC
(unreleased?) – Bizarre Audio Arts – August 1999
“Pest Maiden” – 7″
limited to 250 – Troniks – TRO-13 – October 1999
“Pest Maiden” – MC
limited to 50 – Troniks – TRO-13b – October 1999 (exclusive with to the first 50 7″‘s)
“The Death Fires” – CD
limited to 1000 – Crowd Control Activities – CCA019 – March 2000
“Chronicling The Famine” – CD
limited to 1000 – Desolation House – DH002 – November 2002
“The Organ Harvest: Rare & Unreleased 1994-1999” – CDR
limited. to 100 – Audio Savant – AS002 – February 2004
“Pest Maiden” – CD
limited. to 1000 – PacRec/Troniks – PAC107 – December 2004
“The Passions Of A Cripple” – 12″
limited. to 300 – Force Of Nature Prod. – FONR2 – February 2005
“The Eulogists Assembly” – CD
Eibon Records – GRU052 – March 2005
“The Aberrant Laboratory” – CD
Dark Vinyl Records – DV #52 – February 2006 

Compilations…

“V/A – Tape Heads Two” – Track “Steep” – MC
Haltapes – July 1998
“V/A – Baited Breath” – Track “Corpse Lagoon” – MC
limited to 100 – Live Bait Recording Foundation – November 1998
“V/A – Madness Incarnate 1” – Track “2 Rote Reiche” – MC
limited to 100 – Verbrante Erde – February 1999
“V/A – On The Brink of Infinity” – Track “Age of The Homunculus” – CD
limited to 1000 – Chthonic Streams – October 1999
“V/A – The Sound of Sadism” – Track “Carnivean” – CD
Crowd Control Activities – October 1999
“V/A – Depth of Beyond” – Track “The Parasitic Twin” – DMC
limited to 197 – Troniks – July 2000
“V/A – Salvation Bloodletting” – Track “I Saw It In The Blood” – CD
limited to 500 – Live Bait – April 2001
“V/A – Krach Test” – Track “The Logic of the Slaughterhouse” – 3CDR
limited to 227 – Adnoiseam – April 2001
“V/A – Funeral Songs” – Track “A Day In August” – CD
Release/Crowd Control Activities – June 2001
“V/A – Deprograming Music” – Track “The World Below The Brine” – CD
limited to 500 – Sacred Sound – July 2001
“V/A – Information Apocalypse” – Track “Genomic Rituals” – CD
limited to 1000 – Annihilvs – March 2002
“V/A – Bitmapping” – Track “Scavenging Through Evolution” – DCDR
limited to 100 – Objective Subjective – May 2003
“V/A – Two Minds of Murder” – Tracks “Tantrum” & “Implements Of Hell” – CDR
AVA/ES1 – January 2003
“V/A – At The End Of The Rope – Track “The Acidic Blood” – DCD
limited to 1000 – Chondritic Sound – March 2005
“V/A – Desolation House” – Track “Crawling Into The Light” – DCD
Desolation House – 2008
“V/A – When One Has Nothing Left…” – Track “A Frightful Century” – Digital
Bandcamp – 2014

Remix Projects…

Lefthandeddecision – “Cracked Electonics” – MC|
limited to 33 – Troniks – January 2000 – Track “Prolix Sigh”
In Death’s Throes – “Natural Selections” – CDR
limited to 100 – Troniks – Jan. 2002 – Track “Haunting Invokations (bloodgod mix)”
Bastard Noise/Hermit/Moz – “The Moralist Factor” – 7″
limited to 300 – Balefire Rec. – March 2004 – Tracks “The Moralist Factor (pt. 1 & 2)”
Aidan Baker – “Remixes” – CDR
Arcolepsy Records – December 2005 – Track “Predatory Sediment”
Coffin Birth – “S/T” – CDR
Witchhouse Records – December 2005 – Track “A Stranger At The Exhumation”

Contributions…

Nothing – “The Grey Subaudible” – CD
Eibon – July 2000 – Track “To Draw The Things…That Come To Corpses”
Goat – “The Book Of Revelations – CDR
Beauty And Pain – July 2004 – Track “Alpha”

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