Converter

Converter

Real Name:
Scott Sturgis
Profile:
Converter is the brainchild of Scott Sturgis, a one-man electro-consortium. Originating in Ohio, but now based in Seattle, Converter began in early 1998, when a growing interest in rhythm-drive sound inspired Sturgis to pursue a rhythmic noise-based project. Converter saw its first release in 1999, with Shock Front, a mature work in the same vein as other artists in the Ant-Zen family such as P·A·L, Imminent Starvation and Iszoloscope, as well as well-known rhythmic noise innovators like Dive and Esplendor Geometrico. Converter investigates the industrial field, without denying its roots. Described as "hard hitting, noise tinged electro-industrial", the music is loaded with infectious and penetrating rhythms perfect for dance floors. Tracks like "Coma", which has become a popular club hit in Toronto, offer machine-driven rhythms with a turbulent downpour of torrential electronics. Bombastic rhythms are coupled with tweaked synths to create an atmosphere of distorted aggression that shows no mercy in its relentless attack on your senses. Sturgis creates paranoid, intense and threatened atmospheres incorporating elements of powernoise and analogue electronics. Sturgis has a full resume, boosting projects Pain Station, a split disc with R4 (Dbs/R4), collaboration with Asche and Morgenstern, Xenonics K-30 (a collaboration with Leech from Navicon Torture Technologies ), and the recent project Notime to his roster. As well as writing music, Sturgis also began his own label, Auricle Media, with fellow artist Manufactura.
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Converter Discography

Albums

Converter Coma Hymen Records Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Converter Shock Front (Album) Ant-Zen Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Converter Blast Furnace (Album) Ant-Zen Germany 2000 Sell This Version
act123 Converter · Asche · Morgenstern Converter · Asche · Morgenstern - Erode(CD, Album) Ant-Zen act123 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
act163 Converter Exit Ritual(CD, Album) Ant-Zen act163 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Converter Expansion Pack 2.0 Ant-Zen Germany 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Converter Firebloom (EP) Hymen Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Converter Expansion 1.3 Ant-Zen Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Ambassador21* & Converter Ambassador21* & Converter - New Doctrine About Trinity (EP) Invasion Wreck Chords Belarus 2005 Sell This Version
Klima + Converter Klima + Converter - Divider E.P. (EP) Kellermusik Records Germany 2005 Sell This Version