Gruuthaagy is a Croatian electronica / noise one man band, started at 1992. Mainly influenced by total noise acts as ATTA and 7 Minutes Of Nausea, but listing more that a hundred bands from Nunriders Of The Black Doom to Boney M on his weblog. Gruuthaagy devotes much attention to artwork on his releases and homepage/weblog, particularly liking brut-art drawings.
Anarchist/punk themes often assist the band's music and image. Sound of Gruuthaagy evolved from plain harsh and dirty noise to experimental and esoteric in first ten years of the band existence, and in 2002 music moved from analog to digital, to more dark atmosphere and such genres as black noise, cyber grind, ritual ambient etc. Also, from ideological point it becomes very occult/satanic inspired.
Gruuthaagy's equipment is described as cheap PCs, minimal, often half broken technics or home made instruments. Live appearances are very rare, as author prefers to keep the band on the cult level, and says that "Gruuthaagy is music of the dead, invisible, and suppressed." Releases are made through DIY/underground labels.
GRUUTHAAGY / T.R.B.U.H.
GRUUTHAAGY - "Reborn"
GRUUTHAAGY / ANONIMNI ALKOHOLIKI
GRUUTHAAGY / CRKLA KICMA
GRUUTHAAGY / PINA COLADA / CUESCO FETIDO
GRUUTHAAGY / P.N.O.
GRUUTHAAGY / SOUND CORRUPTER / ANTENNA 59
GRUUTHAAGY / WENDY Y LOS HUEVOS RANCHEROS
GRUUTHAAGY / RANDOM GROUP
GRUUTHAAGY - "Diabolus Rotae"
GRUUTHAAGY - "Elektronika Mizantropika"
GRUUTHAAGY / KARMAKUMULATOR / GUIGNOL DANGEREUX / LASSE MARHAUG
GRUUTHAAGY / GIHT SHASIE
GRUUTHAAGY / ZANSTONES / ALEXEI BORISOV / NXFXTXEX / ROBOTHAIR
GRUUTHAAGY - "Pannonian Witchcraft"
GRUUTHAAGY - "Two Lessons In The Art Of Chaos"
GRUUTHAAGY / ANAL IS BANAL / NECROPLASMIC GUTTERFLIES / F2RC
GRUUTHAAGY / GIHT SHASIE / ELECTROCUTIONERDZ / PAN DEMLA / NAPALMED
GRUUTHAAGY - "Suicide Frequencies"
GRUUTHAAGY - "Post Human Sound Of Grind" + Live At Split - Ultimate Chaos Mix
GRUUTHAAGY - "Thanatos Transfiguration"
GRUUTHAAGY - "Undead Corpse"
GRUUTHAAGY - "Hellrising Distort Cult" EP
GRUUTHAAGY / NUCLEAR VULVA
GRUUTHAAGY - "Black Funeral"
GRUUTHAAGY / MAD SHEPARD
GRUUTHAAGY - "Terror Agenda"
GRUUTHAAGY - "Metatron - Order Of The Outer Darkness"
GRUUTHAAGY / KxOxLxPxAx / STOP ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS / NOODLE SOUP MADE EASY
GRUUTHAAGY / ANUUS ALTAAR
swampfoot records review:
GRUUTHAAGY/ANUUS ALTAAR - SPLIT CDr - ARS DIAVOLOS RECORDS - First up on this split CDr is Croation experimental noise maker, Gruuthaagy. Instead of noise or dark ambient music, here we have more of a heavy industrial vibe like Wolfpack mixed with Godflesh. Pounding, relentless electronic drums dominate this intense track before it breaks down to the more ambient music that we're used to from this man. The next 3 tracks are by Anuus Altaar who play very dark, cold and creepy ambient music with a doom feel. These are both really great underground artists so pick up this CDr.