- CEvin Key
Infobox musical artist
Name = cEvin Key
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Kevin William Crompton
Alias = cEvin Key, Scaremeister
Born = birth date and age|1961|2|13
Instrument = Synthesizers, Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Electronic/Acoustic Drumkit, Theremin, Sampler
Industrial music Experimental music Electronic music
Occupation = Keyboardist, Synthesist, Drummer, Percussionist
Years_active = 1981 - Present
Nettwerk Records Metropolis Records American Recordings
Tear Garden Images In Vogue
URL = [http://www.subconsciousstudios.com/ Subconscious Studios]
cEvin Key (pronounced "Kevin Key" or "Seven Key") is the pseudonym of Kevin William Crompton (born
February 13, 1961), who was a founding member of the industrial musicband Skinny Puppy, along with Nivek Ogre. In addition to his work with Skinny Puppy, cEvin Key has had several side projects, including Doubting Thomas, Cyberaktif, and Hilt. He was also at one point a drummer and song-writer for synthpopgroup, Images in Vogue. After Skinny Puppy disbanded in 1995, cEVIN Key's main project was electronic noise group Download, as well as some solo releases. He also embarked on a side project with Phil Western, PlatEAU, and continued his project Tear Gardenwith the assistance of the Legendary Pink Dotsfor new material released in the mid-to-late '90s. These post 1995 projects continue to this day.
Much of 2001-3 was spent on his own solo material, "Music For Cats", "The Ghost Of Each Room" and "The Dragon Experience", as well as an undertaking of an exclusive subscription-only music service entitled the "From the Vault" series -- seven CDs of previously unreleased material from his various projects (Skinny Puppy, Download, Tear Garden, PlatEAU, and Hilt) Key also served as a drummer on
ohGr's 2001 tour.
2004 brought about the reformation of Skinny Puppy for a new album, "The Greater Wrong Of the Right", and they embarked on a world-wide tour that carried on into 2005. Work began underway for their next LP, "Mythmaker", shortly thereafter, and was released in 2007.
cEvin is currently working on another "From the Vault" series for 2007-2008, before embarking on yet another Skinny Puppy tour. The releases are to include new, unreleased and re-released work by Download, Doubting Thomas, PlatEAU, Tear Garden, Hilt, and Skinny Puppy.
cEvin is the sole owner and operator of
Subconscious Communications, "a California-based records label, musician collective, remix team, 32-track digital studio and analogue synthesizer collection".
Music for Cats" (1998)
The Ghost of Each Room" (2001)
The Dragon Experience" (2003, with Ken Marshall)
* [http://www.subconsciousrecords.com/ Subconscious Communications] , the official cEvin Key web site
* [http://www.subconsciousstudios.com/ Old Subconscious Website]
* [http://www.scaremeister.com/ Scaremeister] , a scoring & remix team based out of Subconscious Studios
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