Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Circle of Dust|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Christian
The mastermind behind this release is the infamous Scott Albert, aka Klay Scott, Klayton, and Celldweller. In 1992 Scott released the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed album titled Mindwarp using the band name Brainc... more »
The mastermind behind this release is the infamous Scott Albert, aka Klay Scott, Klayton, and Celldweller. In 1992 Scott released the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed album titled Mindwarp using the band name Brainchild on REX Music. Scott later re-recorded two of those songs, remixed all the others, and released this version of it in 1995 on REX Music, forever confusing fans by titling it Brainchild and using the band name Circle of Dust. This October, 2005 Retroactive Records Limited Edition (only 1000 made) re-issue of the 1995 version was digitally re-mastered for your gothic industrial metal enjoyment. Expect an audio apocalypse musically. Lyrically expect an electrifying mix portraying brutal honesty from the most significant and influential pioneer of Christian industrial music. For fans of Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, HIM, Argyle Park, Klank, Ministry, and Prong. Songs include: 'Cranial Tyrant,' 'Telltale Crime,' 'Prayers Of A Dead Man,' 'Regressor (Ingressive Mix),' 'Rnshrined,' 'Course Of Ruin,' 'Descend,' 'Pale Reflection,' and 'Aggressor (Regressive Mix).' 10 songs TT: 51:28 4-page insert w/lyrics
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Underground industrial at its best!
Ilker Yucel | Annapolis, MD United States | 06/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album has been long out-of-print, and I own both versions. In 1992, the band was called Brainchild, and the album was called "Mindwarp." Two years later, Scott Albert (later changing his name to Klay Scott, his renowned Circle of Dust moniker) remixed and rereleased the album as "Brainchild." And it is a masterpiece of underground industrial. This is a great pick for fans of hardcore beats mixed in with death metal guitar riffs and pulsating electronics and textures. The music fits into a Ministry vein, but Circle of Dust achieve some sense of comprehension where Ministry lacked in any sense of cohesion or melody (don't get me wrong, I love Ministry, but their music was about dissention both lyrically and musically). "Brainchild" is wrought with samples from movies, TV, and cartoons, using quotes from "Blade Runner," "Robocop 2," and "The Abyss" all over the place. Normally I would think this to detract from the music, but the choice of quotes is excellent and adds an eerie twist to the music. If it wasn't for the electronics, one might think this to be some artsy-fartsy experimental death metal album. The best songs on this album would have to be "Telltale Crime" and "Deviate." The version of "Deviate" here is far superior to the original '92 release, and is a masterpiece of industrial-thrash. The "Regressor/Aggressor" mixes are awesome as well. If you can find a copy of this album anywhere, I encourage you to give it a listen. It's an aggressive and hard-pounding album that should be in any underground industrial fan's collection. Circle of Dust has since moved on to become Celldweller, and Klay Scott continues to experiment and evolve. I look forward to the first Celldweller album, but until then...I have Circle of Dust to tide me over."
One of the most incredible albums of the last 20 years
S. Osborne | Winston Salem, NC USA | 06/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, there are 10 tracks (one a remix) total. And they are UNBELIEVABLE. I let people borrow this album, they love it, then I tell them it's from 1994 and they're blown away! I've listened to a lot of music, and I'm not much into industrial, but this has got to be one of the best albums for anyone who loves metal, industrial, thrash, whatever. I truly feel Klay Scott (or whatever he's going by now) is one of the most brilliant musicians of our time. A little too much praise for him? Not if you listen to this album.
They were billed as a mix between NIN and Ministry. That's fairly accurate. Lots of mixing, synthesizing, clips from movies and politicians. GREAT GREAT guitar riffs, fast drums...I love the way he makes clips into music. I've really never heard anything like it but wish there was a second CD with the same sound.
Get this album. You WILL NOT regret it. I'd pay lots of money for this one if I had to."