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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Side Line review Bent and Broken

Side Line reviews Bent and Boken. Thanks to Elise Din for the review. Check it out here.

...Over now to the remixes on the 1st disc. There are several remarkable and even outstanding pieces. The remix of “Mind Games” by Skinny Puppy’s cEvin Key and Ken Marshall is a slow opener, but with deep resonating vibes and again the essential, sensual vocals of kaRIN. The “Great Apes Mix” of “In The Frequency” is more into solid guitar riffs, showing a real transposition of the original song. The Black Sheep also did a good job with the remix of “Pure Bliss”. It’s a kind of ghost-like version with a great progression. But the best remix is the one by Statik himself! He deserves the award of best remix on this disc for “Mind Games”. It sounds pretty industrial-dub like while I also like a kind of scratching sound treatment. Statik contributed to some other remixes as well and in the end it all becomes clear that you can’t be better served than by yourself!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Grave Concerns reviews Bent and Broken

"This is a get on your blasters and outer space suits and fire up this release kind of goodness that Collide keeps evolving with each release!"

Thanks Jules!! We really appreciate your review!!

Read the full review here.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Lithium Magazine reviews Bent and Broken

We are not George Lucas.

Check out the full review here. Thanks Mike Bax for the review!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Jason Nahrung reviews Bent and Broken

"Listening to electro duo Collide is a little like walking by the ocean; a quiet, calming ocean. But as with that aquatic environment, beneath the surface, there are currents to pull you in unexpected directions, rips to take you deeper. And that is what the mammoth remix double album Bent and Broken (Noiseplus), kindly downloaded to me by the band, has explored, tagging the essence and developing the core of the music to take it further. So not just those calming rhythms, but the crash and foam as well."

Thanks to Jason Nahrung, who reviewed Bent and Broken on his website, Vampires in the Sunburnt Country. You can read the whole review here.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

A new review for Bent and Broken from Morpheus Music.

... The unity of Bent and Broken is quite a coup considering the diversity of the styles encountered - gutsy, plastic, digital mangling; harsh industrial electronica juxtaposed with synth washes and feminine vocal expressions; dreamy gothic nocturnes and fractured cyber-lullabies. Bent and Broken is perhaps the ideal introduction for anyone not yet familiar with Collide.

Check out the full review here. Thanks to Paul from Morpheus Music!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fear.net reviews Bent and Broken

"The first half Bent kicks off with some of its most impressive tracks, beginning with an ominous, throbbing remix of "Mind Games" from Counting to Zero (which is an excellent single in its original form) by cEvin Key and Skinny Puppy collaborator Ken “HiWatt” Marshall; "Orgy,” an eerie, serpentine cover of a tune originally created by Cure frontman Robert Smith for his side project The Glove, featuring some of kaRIN's best vocal work; and an ultra-cool cosmic cover of Queen's "She Makes Me,” based on a solid foundation of acoustic guitar and now one of my all-time Collide faves. Another standout is the title track, which appears here for the first time, and pulses with the same dark energy of the opening cut, but with a lighter, more inquisitive touch..."

Thanks to Gregory Burkart and Fear.net, for the great review of Bent and Broken... especially nice, on this Halloween. Read the whole review here.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

First Bent and Broken review from Glasswerk

"...The sound is expansive and full of beauty and resonates long after...It’s pure reveling in the material making it as loud and bombastic as it can get."

"Across the board it’s pretty much top notch production value. Bent and Broken will make Collide fans go back and excavate and re-evaluate previous works in their original incarnation to discover what seeds are there that caught the remixers’ ear in the first place. Very much recommended."

Check out the entire review here. Thanks so much to Steven Hurst for being the very first person to pen a review!!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Bent and Broken released

Although the official release date for our new album, Bent and Broken is Oct. 30th, we've sent out all of the copies from our Kickstarter campaign, as well as pre-orders from our website.

The CD, as well as immediate download is now available from our website. It is also available on Amazon.com, and should be on iTunes shortly.

Thanks so much to everyone who has tweeted us, or posted on Facebook, about getting your packages. We're glad you are liking everything!!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Bent and Broken (slight delay)


OK, so we know everyone is probably wondering...wasn't Bent and Broken supposed to be released already? What's taking so long??

Well we hit a snag while getting the artwork for the CD printed. We went in to the printers to check the proofs, and to be honest the artwork just wasn't right. The colors shifted a bit, and the whole thing seemed a little dark. Could we have lived with it, and just let them go ahead with the printing? Sure, but that's not really how we operate at camp Collide.

We could blame the calibration of our monitors, or maybe it's the printing color profile that the printers use, or who knows? The bottom line is, we just want the artwork to be right. So, at this point we have turned over the artwork to someone who specializes in printing, and color correction. We hope to have the artwork back on track and back to the printer this week.

A new release date of Oct. 30th. has been set. Of course, if anyone has pledged through Kickstarter, or ordered it from our store, we're going to send those copies to you as soon as we have them in our hot little hands!!

Meanwhile, pre-orders are still happening through our store, so please help in spreading the word.

kaRIN & Statik


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Bent and Broken thank-you list

Thank-you to everyone who contributed to our Kickstarter, and who pre-ordered from our website, to help with the costs of putting out our new album, Bent and Broken

If you contributed more than $40 on Kickstarter, (or ordered the CD from our store with the thank-you list option) then we've added your name to the thank-you list which will be printed on the CD artwork.

Here is the complete list of those people. If you don't see you're name there, just let us know via email. We're hoping to go to print this Friday, September 7th. A contact email button is in the upper right corner of the website.

Jackie G. and Lisa M., Cory D Fynboh, Graham Donohoe, Paul Lomano, Robert France, Neil Wilcox, Lindsay Dillard, Glenn Barnes, Hiljaisuus, Brandon Quiros, Jessica Fynboh, stu dot who, John Franken, Rob Heller, Shari Landes and Bill Barrett, Jammar Prince, Mark "Desperately Seeking" Phillips, Mindless Heron, Jared Norberg, Michael DuBois, Christopher Youngman, Sebastien "Alaedrain" Leonard, Rodney J Thomas, John Williams, JD "J-Dizzle" Gardenhire, Alan Clapsaddle, Glenn Kukan, Gordon Feiner, Ryan Tait, Jesse Schalk, Kirk Blazek, Stevie, Claude Rifat, Aidan Thomson, Mr Hugh McFaulds, Erick Griffin, Joe Cadieux, David Poole, Kavi36, Zorblaz, Michael Loza, Cynthia Z E MacLeod, Charlene Shortstride, Rich John, Craig Czyz, Chris Kerekanich, Rhys Jones, Sebastien Adhikari, Justin Land, Mike Halbrook, Cory Gurley, Patrick Mueller, Brett Reindollar, Patrick Blue, Mark & Steph Stevenson, Anthony Sterling, Brooks C. Braun, Eric, Fergal McConnell, Kevin Nelms, Karen Brenner, Eric Berthelette, Vasara, Aletha Purdy, Kymberli Grogan, Jason Longland, Rebekka Holmgaard, Basil "woof! woof!" Clayton, Rob Pivonka, Jonathan Roitman, Rich Hewitt, Jason Lee Coombs, Chris Hiett, Kristian Rawley, Ty Fluharty, Glenn Robins, Ian Mann, Harry Sutton, Mike & Cami Phillips, Nick Burke, Andrew Grys, Michael Potter, David Auchmoody, Crispin Swickard, Doyle Reimer, Meako "Ace of Tunes" Marlow, Steve Bulack, Lee Marsh, Geoff Durham, Jono Baddiley, Kevin R. Brown, Michael "djwudi" Hanscom, Marc Laughlin, Chris Keogh, Michael Randy, James Lewsey, Rich Cannon, Synapse Tapestry, Jesse Kalei Avila, Steve King, Mark Raadgever, Moravia Roman, Max Humber, Jared Ebner, Marc R. Pearce, Michael J Jarocki, Matt Gleason, Christopher Swain, Mitchellini, DJ Julian [the Box, Santa Cruz], Rick Daino, Kykie Ainsworth, Yazid Hami, John Palmer, Reid Luzzader, Mark Brynolfson, Matt Fean, Rorie Gilligan, Mik Matthew, Sonny Leonardis, HR Metals, Danann Numin, Travis Kennedy

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