The lovely folks over at Artoffact Records are like the Santa Claus of industrial music if the fat red man were to operate twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. They know how to spot and re-issue a ton of classic industrial albums while skimming the international scene for some of the best artists to date. That being said, they've struck an absolute gold mine with the re-issue of the classic industrial album from Cyberaktif "Tenebrae Vision". With the legendary Bill Leeb, Cevin Key, and Dwayne R. Goettel all joining together for this cult classic release, I got a chance to fire five quick questions at Cevin Key about the project which you can read directly below: 



Lots of fans are adoring the reissue of “Tenebrae Vision”. Taking a look back at the album, how do you feel about it? Do you feel as if it is a Holy Grail among industrial recordings or do you take a more humble approach to it?

Cevin Key:  Humble Id say. I remember more the studio itself and the equipment. How Dwayne rode in the backseat of the MG that didn’t have a backseat each day to the studio. How we made this album, call the ambulance, and The Infidel back to back without stopping.. Lots comes to mind.

How did you come about the idea of Cyberaktif? What made all three of you get together to form this project? Was it out of pure curiosity or was it a fun experiment?

Cevin Key:  I think Bill was at a point where he needed to step up his game, and with Cyberaktif he was able to meet Greg Reely who co produced Nothing Stays, and what would really cement their relationship from that point onward.

Out of all the songs on the album, which is your favorite and why? Is it for the lyrics, the technical aspect or something other entirely?

Cevin Key:  I like Temper, just because it was a homage to Liaisons Dangereuses. Parradiessiets for the time spent with Blixa, which is always interesting.

Did “Tenebrae Vision” ever have an overall theme to it? Did it have any deep meaning behind it? Or is it pretty straightforward as it stands?

Cevin Key:  It was a  futurist album at that time when it was made. Dario Argento inspired discussion led to the concept. We always loved cinematic inspirations 

And, coming away from the album, do you have any advice for admiring fans who want to start producing industrial music?

Cevin Key:  Think outside the box, do what you feel. Tell people that’s you. 

And there you have it. Five quick questions and answers from Cevin Key. Cyberaktif's re-issue can be ordered HERE
Five Quick Questions with Cevin Key on Cyberaktif
July 27, 2018
Brutal Resonance

Five Quick Questions with Cevin Key on Cyberaktif

The lovely folks over at Artoffact Records are like the Santa Claus of industrial music if the fat red man were to operate twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. They know how to spot and re-issue a ton of classic industrial albums while skimming the international scene for some of the best artists to date. That being said, they've struck an absolute gold mine with the re-issue of the classic industrial album from Cyberaktif "Tenebrae Vision". With the legendary Bill Leeb, Cevin Key, and Dwayne R. Goettel all joining together for this cult classic release, I got a chance to fire five quick questions at Cevin Key about the project which you can read directly below: 



Lots of fans are adoring the reissue of “Tenebrae Vision”. Taking a look back at the album, how do you feel about it? Do you feel as if it is a Holy Grail among industrial recordings or do you take a more humble approach to it?

Cevin Key:  Humble Id say. I remember more the studio itself and the equipment. How Dwayne rode in the backseat of the MG that didn’t have a backseat each day to the studio. How we made this album, call the ambulance, and The Infidel back to back without stopping.. Lots comes to mind.

How did you come about the idea of Cyberaktif? What made all three of you get together to form this project? Was it out of pure curiosity or was it a fun experiment?

Cevin Key:  I think Bill was at a point where he needed to step up his game, and with Cyberaktif he was able to meet Greg Reely who co produced Nothing Stays, and what would really cement their relationship from that point onward.

Out of all the songs on the album, which is your favorite and why? Is it for the lyrics, the technical aspect or something other entirely?

Cevin Key:  I like Temper, just because it was a homage to Liaisons Dangereuses. Parradiessiets for the time spent with Blixa, which is always interesting.

Did “Tenebrae Vision” ever have an overall theme to it? Did it have any deep meaning behind it? Or is it pretty straightforward as it stands?

Cevin Key:  It was a  futurist album at that time when it was made. Dario Argento inspired discussion led to the concept. We always loved cinematic inspirations 

And, coming away from the album, do you have any advice for admiring fans who want to start producing industrial music?

Cevin Key:  Think outside the box, do what you feel. Tell people that’s you. 

And there you have it. Five quick questions and answers from Cevin Key. Cyberaktif's re-issue can be ordered HERE
Jul 27 2018

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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