What makes the deluxe edition so incredible is not only did he include the huge number of Faction tracks, but he turned some of the main songs into their own little retro-gaming-style track! The beauty does not stop there as there as Klayton also takes his instruments, layers them, and warps them into entirely different sounds that I cannot say I have ever heard before. CoD was a significant part of my formative years in Jr. You, as a listener will have to listen to find out more because there will be no further spoilers from me. I will definitely be getting the 5-Disc Collector's set soon. For fans of the Celldweller , you will also feel a sense of home in the sounds of Down to Earth. Yet as I consider the placement of this track, I feel as if the hubris and pride demonstrated in the lyrics are a foreshadowing how short lived this new empire may be. End Of An Empire, is an intriguing sci-fi concept about a corporate space exploration team sent to a new, possibly dangerous planet.
Surprisingly Klayton has opted for the same approach this time around for the new album 'End Of An Empire', however the space between release dates has been greatly reduced to create a much tighter and linear progression. As you'd expect from Klayton this is an extremely well-produced release. I remember finding out about them on Flash Flash Revolution, of all things, I bought the cd, and I was one of two people in my life who knew about them ever since. I'm waiting for his next tour. I have nothing but praise for Celldweller and End Of An Empire.
Some friends of mine were talking about old school music. This chapter shows that the 'End Of An Empire' album is progressing nicely and may even eclipse the eponymous début album. The multiple remixes are a nice touch to give you a little more for your money, and the contributions from Combichrist and Mobthrow in particular are strong. The fact it is being released in chapters is still very frustrating as it would be great to listen to everything in one sitting and take it all in properly. Oh, and the song is super catchy, so I am appreciative for the clean versions.
I plan on wearing this album out for awhile. And then, he made G4M3 0V3R, which incorporates the retro theme into all of his other genres! It just doesn't justify the time you could be playing two or more songs, instead. With Celldweller you get ingenuity on two levels. On one level, you have someone with the ability to create such intricate digital programming, patches, and his own new entirely unique sounds. It is atmospheric, experimental but at the same time commercially viable in its approach.
Dreams' continues the sound-designed approach of the previous two instalments with the instrumental 'Faction' tracks taking the majority of the airtime around two central vocal tracks. If you are reading this Klayton, what do you think? In End Of An Empire, Klayton brings his absolute A+ game. I cannot stress this enough, End Of An Empire is more of an achievement than mere words could describe. The songs are that catchy and beautifully written. After the short noisy intro of 'Faction 07' we jump straight into the punky strains of the Orgy meets Dope Stars Inc. It is not overused, it is tasteful, and applied in such a way that it complements the few tracks that it is used in. To me, that is a small miracle in and of itself.
In addition to being dark and heavy, Klayton is also incredibly clever and humorous with this tongue-in-cheek song, filled with hyperbole, dramatic imagery, and cheesy-cool. The concept is that interesting. By the fourth minute, I just wanted it to be over, but I was still just waggling away. Ultimately though, End Of An Empire needs to get out to the masses. More guitar driven and rock style in percussion, but cinematic in execution, this song declares the end of an empire in no uncertain terms.
I now own pretty much every album celldweller has produced. To complete it, you also have a wonderful twist to the story. I would buy that blu-ray in three seconds flat. This is how you make the world a better place. That is simply my opinion, and since I am not judging the chapters, my only criticism has no effect on my final score whatsoever. His story of persistence is featured briefly in my book , and example to anyone who dreams of creating anything of value. .
Putting it all out on the table, End Of An Empire is easily the most ingenuitive record of the past decade. In an age where dubstep is not only overused, but has crossed over into practically every genre, Klayton is really the first person to use it as just another one of the many tricks up his sleeve. The debut, in comparison to his later work, is much cut and throat, disturbed in its composition, which instrumentality demonstrated the struggles that Scott Albert was experiencing at the time, and since then, has musically gained a lot of confidence in his craft. Not that my word is prime, but I do not say things like this lightly. I asked if they have ever heard of Circle of Dust, one of my all time favorites. Though the project has only now reached album number three not counting the three 'Soundtrack For The Voices In My Head' albums , thanks in part to the way the second album 'Wish Upon A Blackstar' was released in five separate chapters over the course of three years, with the full album released in 2012.
Unfortunately, if you're gonna make a chart for a song that's over seven minutes long, you have to change it up or it becomes repetitive fast. Keep doing what you do. Keep doing what you do Klay. I have major respect for men like Trent Reznor and all the other amazing industrial artists out there. This will make longtime fans of Klayton almost as happy as the new Circle of Dust music on the horizon for 2016! Your imagination is key, and Klayton takes full advantage of that in all the right ways.