'4 Centipedes & One MC' is a sole effort by Corey D Cleven. The 'band' gives praise to the universal question 'What kind of music would 4 centipedes make?' I, Corey D Cleven, the MC, has allowed such creatures to wield weapons of sound and to bring a solution to this question.
Corey D Cleven: mixing, vocals/dialogue, writing, recording
Pink Centipede: alternative mixing, ambiance, laugh tracks, loops, samples
Orange Centipede: claps, beats, pounds, punctures
Yellow Centipede: organs & other piano-like keys
Red Centipede: Distorted guitars, CB guitars, Bass, additional strings
In 2004 I made what I call the 'Black Box', a two-hour recording session composed entirely of radio feedback, spoken word performances, and makeshift instruments. After that I focused hard on my writing, which I still progress at, but have, a few months ago, started creating a soundtrack to one of my written pieces, and then created the 4C&1MC.
All 4C&1MC performances consist of pre-recorded sessions.
Bands: Wire, Dome, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Bruce Gilbert, Gary Numan, David Bowie, Telefon Tel Aviv, Trent Reznor, Tv On The Radio, Moby, Nobou Uematsu, Prince
Genres & other non-musical influences: Lo-fi (noise), art rock, industrial, new wave, trip hop, spoken word; circuit bending, William S Burroughs, Andy Warhol, radio, white noise
Circuit bent items (ranging from keyboards to kid toys), radio feedback, turntables, keyboards, guitars (heavily distorted usually), drum machines, other noise generators, vocals, ventilation systems.
As notes already I am also a writer and painter, among other things.