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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Collide Instrumentals

We've been working on something rather exciting lately. We've been going back through all of our computer back-ups, tape back-ups, DATs, old files, and old computers.

We've compiled instrumental versions of our entire album collection. This also includes our Secret Meeting album and singles. On most of the albums, we have also included an unreleased song, or remix. As far as we know, this isn't anything that any band has ever done, as far as an entire catalog of music goes.

The best part? Each download is only $4.99. These will only be available on our own store, Noiseplus Music.

We've also put up our original demo of The Crimson Trial, which was previously only available on long lost cassette versions.

The complete list of new downloads are:

1. The Crimson Trial
2. Beneath the Skin - Instrumentals
3. Distort - Instrumentals (Includes instrumental versions of both "Beneath the Skin (Constrictor Mix) & "Beneath the Skin" (Pulse MIx), both of which both original versions were only available on the Skin EP, and "Deep" (Guitar Only) (a previously unreleased Mix)
4. Chasing the Ghost - Instrumentals
5. Some Kind of Strange - Instrumentals (Includes the previously unreleased instrumental track "Rebuilt", which was recorded during the Some Kind of Strange recording sessions
6. Vortex - Instrumentals - (Includes the previously unreleased mix of "Somewhere" (Solara's Place) remixed by Statik)
7. Two Headed Monster - Instrumentals (Includes the previously unreleased instrumental track "Cherry", which was recorded during the Some Kind of Strange recording sessions
8. The Secret Meeting Ultrashiver - Instrumentals
9. The Secret Meeting Shiver X - Instrumentals - (Includes four new non-instrumental mixes; "Piano Perception Mix" by Tweaker Ray, "Heavenly Creatures' Cellar Mix" by Doctor Ohm, "Naked Highway Mix" by Sy Boccari, and "Dariusz Kujawa Mix" by Kujawa (Bane))
10. Shooting Laser Beams - Instrumentals

and also previously available:

11. These Eyes Before - Instrumental and Acapella
12. Counting to Zero - Instrumental and Acapella
13. Bent and Broken - Instrumentals

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fringe Promo

If anyone has noticed during the last month (and during the Emmy's), some of the promos for the new season of the Fox program Fringe have been using the song "Am I Here" from our Secret Meeting project. We're were very excited about it, and hopefully it helped us to find some new listeners.

Someone posted one of the promos on YouTube here, if you want to check it out.

We hope to continue with The Secret Meeting, and (if the stars line up) hope to begin work on a new album this year.

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Sunday, September 04, 2011

The Secret Meeting +Fringe

Last week we got some great news out of the blue. Fox's show Fringe is using "Am I Here?" from our Secret Meeting album Ultrashiver in promos for season 4 of the show.

Someone uploaded one of the promo spots on YouTube here, if you want to check it out.

It's a great opportunity for us, and we're very excited about it! We hope it will help expose our music to a whole new audience, and re-introduce The Secret Meeting to everyone.

In case you weren't following our news from a few years ago, The Secret Meeting was a project we did in 2007 with Dean Garcia (of Curve, SPC-ECO, and many other projects).

As The Secret Meeting, we released the album Ultrashiver, as well as 2 singles, Shooting Laser Beams, and Shiver X

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Monster on the radio

Tune into Dekadance on KSCU 103.3 FM (Santa Clarita CA) for an online simulcast airing Friday, Oct 3rd (tonight) from 9pm until Saturday, Oct 4th at 1am Pacific Daylight time when the fabulous E.O. will be featuring Collide and spinning the new CD, as well as lots of other Collide and Secret Meeting material.

Thanks E.O.!!!

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Shooting Laser Beams CD Super Single

We finally have The Secret Meeting "Shooting Laser Beams" CD super single for you. "Shooting Laser Beams" is the second single from the album Ultrashiver, and clocks in with over 64 minutes of music.

The single also includes the song "Deep Freeze", a bass-heavy, previously unreleased song.

Also included is a remix of "Blacker Than Blue" by the Humble Brothers. (The Humble Brothers for those who don't know, include Ken Marshall, responsible for many of the Skinny Puppy mixes over the years, as well as remixes for tons of artists from Lincoln Park to Rammstein).

The remixes included on this single range from dancefloor ready club to industrial, ambient, downtempo, and a few in between.

We handpicked these remixes from over a hundred that were turned in. Thanks to the remixers involved. If you liked Collide's Vortex album, you will surely love this.

A special acoustic version of "Shooting Laser Beams" is also included. This special version has a newly recorded vocal and Rogerio de Silva on acoustic guitar.

Here is the full tracklisting...

  • 1. Shooting Laser Beams (Aspersion-Carsondayradio Mix)
  • 2. Shooting Laser Beams (Unfrozen in Time Mix)
  • 3. Shooting Laser Beams (DJOs In Memoriam Mix)
  • 4. Blacker Than Blue (The Humble Brothers Mix)
  • 5. Shooting Laser Beams (Hypersilent Kryptonite Bullets Mix)
  • 6. Shooting Laser Beams (Outer Limits Mix)
  • 7. Shooting Laser Beams (Throes v.3 Mix)
  • 8. Deep Freeze (previously unreleased)
  • 9. Shooting Laser Beams (Float Like a Butterfly Mix)
  • 10. Shooting Laser Beams (Into the Future-Dimension-Al Mix)
  • 11. Shooting Laser Beams (Acoustic Mix)
  • 12. Shooting Laser Beams (Radio Edit)

We have added a full Secret Meeting 3 pack special, which includes the album Ultrashiver, as well as both singles, Shiver X, and Shooting Laser Beams at a special price. This 3 pack also includes an 11x17 glossy poster of the Ultrashiver cover.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Secret Meeting Fazer magazine interview

Fazer (Canada) 10/2007

The Secret Meeting is on the cover and is featured inside of Canadian magazine Fazer.

This magazine is downloadable, so you can check out the interview here, or download the pdf here. - Thanks Mike

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Reviews and more reviews

Gothic Beauty Review

"The Secret Meeting is where you arrive when Curve meets Collide, in a state that flexes between sharp pangs of emotion and deliciously blurred oneness with all things. From the first intriguing vocals and vibrant effects in "Touch", this music coaxes walls to fall, relaxes your muscles and your mind, and encourages you to move and to breath deeply. Ultrashiver is going to be mindblowing on a big, floor-shaking sound system. Vocalist kaRIN has never sounded silkier, stronger or more sensuous, playing with tempting and focused harmonies alongside Dean Garcia's overarching palette of pulsing, sliding, bouncing guitars and bass. Galvanized by programming master Statik, songs such as "Beautiful Noise Machine" and "SoulCreeper wrap up a full range of textures and tricky mood changes into a lucious, seamless experience so carefully brought together that it feels effortless. -- thanks to Carolee

Rock Sound Review

"Somewhere out there in cyber space, in between social networks and porn and eBay, a beautiful 21st century baby has been born. "Ultrashiver" the result of a cross-continental collaboration between kaRIN and Statik of Collide and Dean Garcia of Curve, is something rare, a newborn with a mature outlook on life. Dreamy, delirious, reeking of atmosphere and heavy with lush layering. The Secret Meeting create songs which are like looking into a very deep well. There is mystery and darkness and a sort of a silky stillness. Languorous industrial beats and often eerie electro experiments are teamed with guitars at times swirling at times jarring, and often just quietly beautiful, while kaRIN's sultry yet searching vocal meandering intoxicate. This is one secret best shared." -Sarah Cosgrove

Movement Magazine

"The Secret Meeting is the combined efforts of kaRIN and Statik of Collide with instrumental help from Dean Garcia formerly of Curve. After listening to this album, I concluded that a more perfect mixture of artist's could not have been more beautifully matched. The music is very reminiscent of both bands (showing the striking similarities they both share) but the music still has its own unique qualities. kaRIN's voice is seductive, soothing, and at times her voice sounds like Toni Halliday (former vocalist for Curve) almost to the point that I first thought it was Toni singing! The music itself is a union of trip-hop grooves, lush electronic atmospheres, and edgy bursts of distorted guitar. Both Garcia and Statik's compositional genius is a force to be reckoned with on this album. Having lent their talents to such acts as TOOL, Eurythmics, Skinny Puppy and many more, you can only imagine what they have achieved together on "Ultrashiver". This album could have stood as a Collide or Curve release individually in some respects, but the interplay between these very talented artist's has forged something just as beautiful, full of emotion and totally captivating that pay the utmost homage to both bands." --Craig Harvey

Evansville Sept. 2007

"Combining the talents of California darkwave electronic duo Collide and former Curve programmer Dean Garcia seems like a pretty promising match, as both acts have specialized in swirly mixtures of moody yet sensual grooves and aggressive electro-rock. Ultrashiver is quite possibly some of the finest and most developed work yet, from either camp. Ranging from the subtly-layered vocal melodies of the percussive "Touch" to the delicate and melodic closer, "Imaginate", which bursts into a swell of epic noise and drums grooves alongside the sweetly mysterious vocals of kaRIN, this transcontinental collaboration flows beautifully. Echoes of Curve lurk within the dubby electro-with-guitar-feedback of "Every Little Thing," wheras Collide's penchant for ghostly texture and bold grooves envelop "Beautiful Noise Machine." Fans of edgier dance-rock with heavenly voices will find immediate sustenance in The Secret Meeting. Wonderful music, and if you doubt me, check out their website (www.thesecretmeeting.net) and hear it for yourself." -Rob Wickett

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Secret Meeting News

More crazy good reviews for Ultrashiver...thanks so much to all the people who have taken the time to listen and review it, we have overwhelmed with all the wonderful response (Happy Twirl).

*****Ultrashiver is the pick of the month!!!!

Ultrashiver is the Pick of the Month on Playmusic Magazine, out now on line www.magwerk.com...Thanks to Sergio Manghina

This is the coolest music magazine we have ever seen!!!!! It is a must see....wowwwwwwww.... It's the magazine of the future. Go and pick "PlayMusicMagazine", the pages turn and interact...you will LOVE it. We love it and they listed The Secret Meeting as pick of the month!!!

"...Ultrashiver is so much more; it is a gift from three artists with an impressive degree of maturity playing on genre borders."

Read more here (Scroll to page 26 to see the review. ...trust us it's worth it)

More Secret Meeting reviews in...

We've put the more great review that we've received over the last month on the Secret Meeting website. If you haven't checked out the site, or wonder what other people are thinking about the album, check out here.


Friday, August 10, 2007

Interviews/Podcasts for The Secret Meeting

Alterati Interview

Read it here... or listen to it here on The G Spot...-- Thanks to Wes

Remix Contest

We are just now going through all the remixes that were sent in for the upcoming release of 'Shooting Laser Beams'. Thanks so much to all the remixers involved for taking your time, effort and passion to do a remix for us.!!! We love hearing all the different versions. We will be going through and making an announcement when we can, however just to let you know it will still be a little while before the single will be released.

Radio Stations

We just sent a big mailing of 'Ultrashiver' out to 250 College Stations, so most stations should have the CD and some might even play it =).

Please do us a favor call your favorite radio station and request it. Let them know you want them to play it...every bit helps really.

Hidden Sanctuary

Thanks to the people behind the scenes...like Mike V of Hidden Sanctuary who spends his time and enegy to help expose underground music purely for the love of music. Thanks Mike it means a lot to all of us...go listen to the station...there are many great artists to discover....tell Mike we said hi.

The Music World Today

So now if you really have bothered to read this far...your probably thinking wow...they must be,selling tons of CDs...well the answer is not good. Seems like people are not bothering to buy CDs much any more...the whole industry is changing....look around at the schools... art and music is going away. It's starting to feel a little dismal...if we do not find a way to speak up and help suport art and music it will become a thing of the past. It will become increasingly impossible for us, or any other artist to continue and pay all the expenses involved in releasing music. Also, support those people, magazines, clubs and radio stations and websites who do the hard work to expose underground music. If you enjoy an artists music, any artist and you have been able to enjoy it for free...find a way to give back. If this has meaning to you in our case...you can buy something...anything here...a t-shirt...a poster...a sticker even.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Secret Website

We have not announced it until now and maybe you already took a peek...but we are finally ready to unveil the Secret Meeting Website.

We felt that TSM needed a whole new web world of its own. We must say that Aaron, (who also does the Collide flash site) went above and beyond and really did a spectacular job. It's fun just to go there and fly around.


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