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Klayton


Klayton, born Scott Albert, is an industrial rock musician, who has performed under a variety of stage names over his career, and is best known as being the frontman for his latest project, Celldweller.
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"(The name Celldweller's) roots were derived from a few sources, but mainly is a metaphor for how I've lived my life both internally and externally. Spent most of my time alone, and into adolescence spent that alone time in my basement studio, reading manuals, making mistakes and learning from them."
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"Well, you guys have been excessively cool about buying merch all these years and helping support the cause. It keeps me in a position to continue to create music. So again, thank you."
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"I remember having a nice conversation with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at an MTV party and he told me that he had a Circle Of Dust t-shirt. We did a recording in that period and Klay even thanked me and used some of my equipment on Circle Of Dust's first record." Billy Lamont HM Magazine 2004




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"If Iím not working on my own music, I am working on production for the first artist (LVL Production) Iíve signed to my label or working on clothing designs for my clothing company (FIXT). If I can find time in-between to masturbate and take a nap, then bonus."
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"(Del Cheetah) has many other things going on and we agreed it wasn't good timing for him to drop everything and stay involved with Celldweller when there weren't many secure situations in place."
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"(The story behind the name Celldweller) is hard to trace back completely but I guess in 1992 sometime, I wrote a song called 'Helldweller' and my studios and even places I have lived have traditionally been in basements. In cellars, so to speak. I am also a fairly introverted guy and I hardly ever come out. It was almost a joke initially from family and friends calling me a cell dweller or a cellar dweller. It evolved into Celldweller although that name holds more significance than that. Celldweller is more symbolic of an internal bondage, being restricted and retained internally so the name has many meanings. At the end of the day, it rolls off the tongue very easily so there it is."
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"I do remember as a child, the first time I heard 'Mr Roboto' I was transfixed by this robotic voice. When I found out later on in my adolescence that the vocal was created with a vocoder, I quickly began abusing my own tracks with vocoders."
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"My workout is easy - Step one, lift the chicken chalupa to my mouth. Step 2 take a bite. Step 3 lower arm to original position. Lather, rinse, repeat."
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"I wanted to be sure that SVH 01 was a separate entity from the Beta Cessions material. In fact The Beta Cessions II (when I ever get around to working on those tracks) will be primarily new material and not a bunch of remixes and alt versions of songs from the sophomore Celldweller album."
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"My problem is that I work on a 24/7 basis and I hardly ever come out, so friends are limited. There's not too many people who tolerate the fact that I never call them back. It's hard to maintain relationships when you are enveloped in work. That's how I've always been."
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"When I had asked him (producer Grant Mohrman) to be more involved this time, he did use the phrase 'overbearing pain in the a**' although Iím not totally certain in what context he made that statement." 8/28/05




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"Only when I get pissed off. It turns red." (When asked if his hair changes color like a mood ring)
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"...the most recent tracks I've written on (the debut CD) were ... 'Frozen' and 'I Believe You'."
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"At some point along the way, people had introduced me to bands like Depeche Mode and stuff that was on the softer side of electronic music and that completely intrigued me because of the sonic capabilities and possibilities. I got intrigued with that and then somewhere along the way somebody handed me a Skinny Puppy record and I think that changed my musical life."
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"Technology and what I do musically are the only things I live for. I was at home reading manuals while the other kids were getting tanked and laid, I guess."
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"I canít just be satisfied with making beats and playing guitar riffs. I have to start a label, a remix competition and have a clothing line."
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"I approached the new (sophmore) Celldweller disc differently than any other album Iíve written. I just focused on writing songs I liked, and not so much on the ear candy and production as much Ė that would come later. So I ended up with almost twice as many songs that didnít make the new CD than ones that actually did make it."
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"The whole Trent Reznor reference... I've had that for years and I think it's just simply because I'm one guy doing music and he's one guy doing music. I mean I can't really say Nine Inch Nails has been a real big influence musically on me but I totally respect what he does and that's totally great... For me, it's more about the european styles of electronic."
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"The concept of record labels at this point in life is almost ridiculous. Theyíve become promotion machines. Maybe weíll partner with somebody who would want to pick this record up, and maybe distribute it, and promote it, and probably can do it on a much grander scale than Iíd be able to right now. But thereís no need for me right now. I have over the last few years had offers from labels that I was not interested even remotely in. For what relatively little amount of money theyíre giving, to take away your ability to make money, itís just not worth the tradeoff for me."
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"The best experience (while working with Grant Mohrman)? Watching movies and eating junkfood when we were too burnt to work anymore. That and finding someone who I can work with, understands me musically and otherwise and someone I know I will work with for a long time to come... I don't generally work with anyone, but Grant has brought valuable things to the project and I felt it was time to let someone in, so to speak."


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