This is it: the definitive edition of the iconic self-titled CIRCLE OF DUST album, available for digital and digipack CD now, along with a series of new merch items and bundles. The album that started Circle of Dust mastermind Klayton’s career ultimately built the foundation which led to his success as Celldweller and Scandroid. Now fans of all his work over the past 25+ years can enjoy his original debut album as Circle of Dust with fully updated mixes for the modern era along with fresh artwork. The 25th Anniversary Edition is a must-hear offering that connects past and present in one stunning release, out now from FiXT Radium.
“It’s still amazing to me that after 25 years, I was able to resurrect and reconnect the original hardware and MIDI from the debut Circle of Dust album and finally make the original songs sound the way I wished I could have made them sound in the ‘90s. Using only the original recordings and programming, combined with 25 years of things I’ve learned about production, the 25th Anniversary Edition has become the definitive version of this album as I originally intended it to be.
Seeing all your positive comments along the way as the singles were being released made me even more excited to bring the original album to a new level. Now you can sit back, listen to the album in its entirety and hear things you’ve never heard before. Enjoy the ride!” – Klayton (Circle Of Dust)
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The sinister atmosphere of Circle of Dust’s “Bed Of Nails” is a tension building exercise, diving into the more electrical side of industrial music, with steady mechanical percussion, low key guitars, a light symphonic accompaniment in the background, and understated dark vocal style gets an upgrade with this exciting 25th anniversary mix.
“Dancing With Medusa
I Have Taken Flight
A Bed of Nails My Comfort
And Blindness For My Sight”
“Those were the only words that I wanted to be in this song. And I knew I wanted the song to start simple and build to almost a cacophony by its end. The 2 things that brought it all together was when I asked my friend Evol Eye Jeni to guest on the track with me as well as adding a late night phone conversation with a dear friend to the intro.” – Klayton (Circle of Dust)
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Circle of Dust, the 90s industrial / electronic-rock project created by visionary artist/producer Klayton, marked the beginning of the musical career of the man who later went on to create independent success as Celldweller, as well as forming his own label – FIXT. Along with four full-length Circle of Dust albums in the ’90s (Circle of Dust, Brainchild, Metamorphosis, Disengage), Klayton created a side-project under the name Argyle Park, which featured a vast collection of guest collaborators, including Tommy Victor of Prong, J.G. Thirlwell of Foetus and Mark Salomon (Stavesacre/Crucified).
Locked away collecting “dust” for 20+ years, the rights to the Circle of Dust & Argyle Park albums were unavailable to Klayton as the original labels they were signed to shut down in the mid-90s. After 2 decades of pursuing a deal to regain ownership of the albums, Klayton was finally able to reclaim the rights in 2015.
Circle of Dust made its triumphant return in 2016 as Klayton regained control of the entire Circle of Dust catalog, re-releasing each album (Self-Titled, Brainchild, Metamorphosis, Disengage, and beloved side-project Argyle Park) with remastered audio and completely re-imagined art. Later the same year, with the project fully resurrected, the new album Machines of Our Disgrace was released followed by a feature-length documentary, Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of Circle of Dust, and full-length remix album alt_Machines in 2018.
In 2020, Circle of Dust began releasing a 25th Anniversary Edition of the 1995 self-titled debut album, featuring all-new mixes resurrected on original gear with separate audio tracks for the first time in over 20 years. Each release from the album has received new remixes from modern artists such as Fury Weekend, Soul Extract, Rabbit Junk, Cyanotic, and FreqGen. 2021 kicked off with an updated version of “Twisted Reality” along with a cinematic remix from Void Chapter. The complete 25th Anniversary Edition releases October 1st, 2021.