The first album from Klayton had been close to release in the year of nineteenninety-nine. He had drowned himself in debt to produce a demo upong beingsigned to a major record label. However, the tragedy of nine-eleven and it'simpact on the economy caused the release to come to an end. The label that hadbeen endorsing Klayton became a memory and dissolved along with theecomony. Klayton was left without financial help, and he had the debt of theadvance money they had given him to pay back. This didn't stop Klayton fromheading to Detroit, where he worked independently on the self titled, twothousand-three release "Celldweller," in a friend's studio. For two years, heproduced and toured, relocating entirely from New York to Detroit. He workedfrom his own studio in the bedroom of his first house. But eventually, due to hardwork in putting out his albums and striving to take control of his life, he was ableto purchase his next house with the help of the record label he had produced,called FiXT. He paid off his debts, and his dream studio was being worked on. Hehad fallen, but pushed to get back up again. His first release has the back-storyof his struggles, and it's success more than made up for his hardships. Hishardships had only made it better, and well worth the fighting.
Soundtrack for the voices in my head; Vol. 1 and Vol. 2-
Soundtrack for the voices in my head was, essentially, his second album. It wasreleased for television, movie, and video game needs, primarily. There are onlycertain songs that contain lyrics, but for the most part, it is instrumental. It wasn'tconsidered a main Celldweller album, more of a side project instead. Klayton feltthat the songs were situated for theatrical usage instead of a premier Celldweller album. "Birthright (Beta 1.0)", "Narrow Escape" and "Through the Gates" areknown to be from the sessions belonging to a then work in progress, andunnamed second main album. The song "La Puerta Del Diablo" was inspired bya trip Klayton took to the place of the same name in El Salvador. The emotions of the album are clear from the angry opening song, "Through the Gates", and theytransition into more melancholy emotions. This is a very theatrical album withsongs that captures the listener's attention, and that was what it has beenintended for.Volume two was released as the fourth album for Celldweller. It's the second partto the series, and was released in three chapters. It was intended for sountrackusage for film and gaming, much like it's Volume One counterpart. The songshave an industrial rock type of feel to them, only to transition into soundscontaining more of a calming ambience. There are industrial sounds recorded,distorted beats taking over half of the album's track listing. Not much emotioncarries on into the songs this album contains.