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What Do Ya Know…

Posted in News, Projects with tags , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by scottsplatter

I just stumbled across something curious over at

“I Hate The Tapes Fuck Them” C100 Cassette Compilation
Released in 1998 on Bizarre Audio Arts

“When the tape starts to run, you will hear two bands in the same time; one in the left speaker and the other in the right speaker. Edition of 25 copies.”

The most striking thing about this:  I am on it and had no idea. I’ve never even heard of it. I discovered this because someone added it to the Gruntsplatter discog page. There are 20 tracks on the release for a total of 40 contributors. The tape is limited to 25… no wonder I have never heard of it.

This is the second time Bizarre Audio Arts did something like this with Gruntsplatter. The other was a split cassette with Armenia allegedly released in 1999. The track that appears on the comp was one of the tracks from that release. After waiting over two years for the release to come out I withdrew the material because someone else wanted to release it. Just as the alternate release was slated to come out on Verbrannte Erde Prod. I got a package from Bizarre Audio Arts with two copies of the canceled split in it. Xerox cover, poorly dubbed cassettes that if I remember right cut something off… and took over two years to produce. I canceled the Verbrannte Erde release because of BAA release. I’m not sure the label ever produced more than those two I got in the mail. All the tracks from that (and then some) were included on “The Organ Harvest: Rare & Unreleased 1994-1999” CDR that Audio Savant released in 2004.

I don’t care at this point. It just reminded me of one of the very rare bad experiences I had in doing all of this music stuff.


Desolation House 2xCD Compilation

Posted in Projects with tags , , on May 7, 2009 by scottsplatter

This came out a few months ago, but this is my first chance to announce it…

Desolation House Records final release available now!

v/a – Desolation House 2xCD compilation available now

A masterful compilation of Musique Concrete spanning the sound spectrum from dark ambient, to true industrial music in several forms and memorializing this unique label as the intrepid, uninhibited vehicle for enlightened sonic expression it was intended to be.

Disc 1:

GRUNTSPLATTER – Crawling Into The Light
BASTARD NOISE/C. RENOU – Let Education Begin
TROUM – Drupipa
AMAZING GRACE – Cigarettes
WALDCHENGARTEN – Silent Treatment

Disc 2:

ANGEL OF DECAY – Told To Answer Mentally
KEPLERS ODD – 060501.2

Order it here

My track, and I think all of the tracks on here, were recorded at the time of the release of the full length album that Desolation House released from each of the projects. Which means my track was recorded back in 2002. This is the final Desolation House release, it was always meant to be a finite number of releases, and it’s come to an end. My thanks again to James Grell for allowing me to be apart of the label and a collection of releases that I think will remain relevent even as the label goes away. I have a few copies of this as well I’ll get included in the catalog when I get all that stuff together.