Scott Sturgis

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OriginUnited States
GenresRhythmic Noise
Years active1998–present
LabelsHymen Records, Ant-Zen
MembersScott Sturgis

Scott Sturgis is a Seattle, United States-based music producer, best known for his power noise/rhythmic noise project Converter. The harsh and distorted sounds of Converter were influenced by noise music and artists featured on the Ant-Zen record label. He has since released material on both Ant-Zen and its imprint label Hymen Records.


Sturgis was involved with electro-industrial band Pain Station when he began work on Converter as a side-project in March 1998. Sturgis has since been quoted as saying "Both projects are pretty equal in my eyes and neither one takes precedence over the other right now. Of course, if you ask me which project is more fun to work on, I'd tell you it's Converter." Up until Exit Ritual (made on a Roland MC-909), Sturgis used only an Ensoniq ASR-10 keyboard/sampler to produce music. Sturgis has also worked under the aliases DBS, Notime, and Lowness.



  • Coma LP (1999, Hymen Records)
  • Shock Front CD (1999, Ant-Zen)
  • Blast Furnace CD (2000, Ant-Zen)
  • FirebloomING LP (2000, Hymen Records)
  • Erode with Asche and Morgenstern, EP (2001, Ant-Zen)
  • Exit Ritual CD (2003, Ant-Zen)
  • Expansion 1.3 EP (Compilation, 2003, Ant-Zen)
  • Expansion Pack 1.10 10" Vinyl (Compilation, 2003, Ant-Zen)
  • Divider E.P. with Klima, EP (2005, Kellermusik Records)
  • Expansion Pack 2.0 LP/2CD (Compilation, 2005, Ant-Zen)

Pain Station[edit]


  • Hetandu / Japan's Northern Territories In The Hands Of Moscow 7" (2000, Fusion Audio Recordings, split with R4)
  • Split Release CD (2001, Fusion Audio Recordings, split with R4, ltd. to 500 copies)


  • Living Planet CD-R (2002, Auricle Media)
  • Dying Planet CD-R (2002, Auricle Media)


  • In A Haze CDEP (2004, positron!)


  • Undertow CD (2010, Ant-Zen)

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