For nearly two decades, Circle of Dust has inspired fans and fellow artists of the industrial music scene. Founded by Klayton — who is most well-known for his project Celldweller and owning the independent record label FiXT — Circle of Dust began his experimentation with melding sci-fi inspired industrial and electronic- , a sound that he has since become known for mastering. Circle of Dust recently premiered the second brand-new track, “Neophyte.” Catch it in the player above. Along with the track, head over to Hufington Post for insight and reflection from Klayton on the re-releases.
Just last week, Circle of Dust released its first piece of new music in nearly 20 years, “Contagion,” alongside the announcement that the project would be re-releasing remastered versions of all five previously released albums, each featuring bonus material, new tracks, and more. This sequence of releases will all happen in 2016 with a new album dropping every eight-weeks, capping off with a completely brand new Circle of Dust album, to be released in December of this year.
“Neophyte” will be featured on December’s album of new material, and is also a featured bonus track on the first re-issue — the self titled debut album, Circle Of Dust, which was released on March 4, 2016, via FiXT. Originally released in 1992, the entire album was created using a Mac Classic with 1MB of system RAM and a 40MB` hard drive along with an Ensoniq EPS 16+ mono sampler. The album has been meticulously remastered with modern sonic precision, improving upon the sound of the original tracks. Additionally, the album features nearly an hour of bonus material including a rare acoustic version of “Onenemy,” raw 4-track cassette demos, and a series of unreleased songs, demos, and b-sides simply titled “Dust.”
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