Crucethus
NEWS   Updated Gem `Chaising rainbows` with Added guitar part. This one was started in 1998 and is finally complete. Starting to come out of my 4 year hiatus. New tunes may be coming soon. check back....
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Crucethus is an electronic project of Stylish sounds and funky rythyms. Trance, House, Electronica, Deep progresive synths and guitar sounds. Steve Walther writes and records all the songs, but also has collaborated with some great independent artists. Thanks to the Internet I have been able to reach out beyond the US into the world to hear new ideas.
Why this name?
Crucethus is and Old English term for "Torture Box". I was reading the Cambridge encyclopedia for English and came across a phrase with this word in it. I wanted a strong word that was different to describe my music, which is powerful.
Do you play live?
I have not played live for many years. I did find it very exciting.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It allows talented people who may have never had the chance to show there unique music a forum for there art. Music labels are an "Industry", they need to make money. Talent and development are sometimes overlooked for a quick $, and a gorgeous face. We recently have seen what happens when a major label takes over an independent music site.(mp3.com). And now it is being dismantled. The music industry is about control of the market. Change does not come easily for these plutocrats. Too bad. An innovative company might be able to rise above the mess that exists now.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Depends on the Deal.. A definite maybe ;-)
Band History:
Started recording in april of 1999.Created 30 songs to make this 10 song Album.And then it just got out of control--On Photonic I wanted to create a true dance album, on Forever I wanted to be intelligent with the synths. And Chroma is the synthesis of the first 3 albums!! Most Recently Reflections was released with the most serious sounds yet released by Crucethus. Now In the Studio as of January 2003 work begins on a new Project about the human condition, working title is "Pain". I have Also Released a remaster of an outtake from the Forever sessions called Desire. This is a retro sounding tune and I left it off of Forever as it did not seem to fit the album, however I always liked the tune and vowed to release it someday--so here it is, Enjoy!!As of NOw all the songs are ready for the Album Ovium, with 5 more slated for release. All the Artwork is done as well for the album, only the Manufacturing process remains.
Group Members:
Steve Walther:Synths, Vocals, Guitar sounds, Drum Programming,Design and Graphic Layouts, Sequencing and Marketing and Business decisions--Whew I Do Alot don't I!!

Instruments
Korg Ms2000, Yamaha Rm1x, Djx, Psr320, Casio Ht700,Korg Electribe EA,Kaos Pad, Sony Mdmx.Arturia's Storm1.5, Sound Forge 6.0,Korg Microkorg.

Albums
Deconstructing Disco, Photonic,Forever, Chroma,Reflections,Pain

Press Reviews
Always looking towards the UK, This American born artist took an interest in synths in the late eighties, has now released, some very interesting material. The Songs range from heart pounding House, to euphoria inducing trance, to mind teasing jazzstep, to sexy soul ala Peter Gabriel, or Bryan Ferry. Deconstructing Disco is the album and has been released on mp3.com. The Big single so far has been Torture Box. We look foward to hearing the future from this artist. 12/23/01:--As the head of Crucethus put it, Fill the tub, light the candles, pour the wine, well you know the rest :-) Hmmm.. Sounds a little mushy to us, so lets go with the more cold, calculated strains that the Land of Phrygia is known for: Enter here a world where sounds promote the promise of the divinities to splash upon your head the splendor of blessed peace. Slow and easy grooves from Crucethus are nothing more than a mere feat of Imagineering. This tightly rhythmic piece brings about the scents of early Roxy Music, minus the vox of the incredible Brian Ferry, yet it happens to sustain a simple form of delight that actually puts us in the precarious position of stating, “Yeah, a good wine, and a bath “ that WOULD do, under these circumstances. Crucethus pulls together some lightly vocoded synths throughout the piece that snap it into a position of sublime artistry, and the backbeat is simple, yet flourishing“ not vacant. Be forewarned, we here in the Land of Phrygia suffer from a severe sense of immobility when bending to different genres, so in Crucethus™ defense, we would have to suggest this track, Momentum, and Love Touch Mine as the better tracks available. (Thank U Integrated Arts)

Additional Info
Recorded at Kane Studios--1999-2003
Your influences?
Roxy Music (Bryan Ferry), Jam & Lewis, Sly & Robbie, Human League, Peter Rauhofer, Paul Van Dyk, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Tiesto, Gouryella, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Prince, Madonna, Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Heaven 17, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Tenaglia, Junior Vasquez, Sasha & Digweed, Queen, INXS, Ultravox, ELP, Deep Purple, Bach. Bran Van 3000. The Killers
Favorite spot?
Boston USA, New York City, Montréal, Quebec City, North Conway New Hampshire.
Equipment used:
Korg MS2000, Korg Microkorg,Korg Ea-1 electribe,Yamaha RM-1x, Yamaha PSR 420-fed into a Roland ME-30 Guitar Processor, Korg Kaoss Pad 2 Mixer, Native Intstruments Reaktor, Rebirth, Arturia Storm, Acid 4, and Sound Forge. Korg Trinity
Anything else...?
Keep on Downloading, and I will Keep on making Music For U.....;-)
Also Check out www.rachelnusbaumer.com, we have been doing some amazing work together. Angelus, and Frenetic.
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