We have a new interview online with Fazer Online Music Magazine. It talks about the making of Two Headed Monster, running our own label and a whole lot more.
Check out the entire interview here.
Thanks to Mike for the interview
We're excited about the new reviews for Two Headed Monster that are still coming in.
Here are three more. If you haven't got a copy for yourself yet, what are you waiting for? Read the full reviews here.
It's hard to believe, but it's the 20th anniversary of Statik: Machines, which was originally a 4 song vinyl only release. For this special 20th anniversary, we've decided to release Statik: Machines (Plus More Machines) as a new download only release, exclusive to our Noiseplus Music Store.
During this past week we've received 3 more great reviews for Two Headed Monster. Check the full reviews here on our reviews page. Thanks to Jen of Stratosphere Fanzine, Gregory S. Burkart of Fear net, and Peter Marks of Release Magazine for the reviews.
"Imagine if you will the most sensuous, erotic, hypnotic, twisted and surreal trip into ecstasy you've ever experienced. Now put those feelings into music. Or better yet, slap on some headphones and explore the brilliantly composed world within Collide's fourth full-length release, Two Headed Monster..."-John Voge, Erotic Magazine.
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Have you been wondering why it took so long for Collide to release Two Headed Monster? This question, (among others), are in the new interview at Glasswerks.
Thanks to Steven Hurst for the interview.
Read the full interview here
Thanks to DJ Malice (who did the Dreamscape mix of Shiver X for The Secret Meeting), there will be another release party for Two Headed Monster.
Nov, 8th. Club Revolution. 1104 N. Ben Maddox Way, Visalia, CA, 93292
Gothtronic, an online 'zine in the Netherlands is a great source for online music news, and it's not just because they really liked Two Headed Monster.
After the adventures in the side-project The Secret meeting with Dean Garcia (Curve), Collide is now back with a new album named Two Headed Monster. Each album of the darkwave rock band Collide is musically a strong album. That quality can also be found on Two Headed Monster. Like no other Collide manages to merge influences into their own unique sound, in which elements from triphop, gothicrock, industrial and metal are combined.
Collide is a band that really can be labeled as a band that defies genre borders. Singer kaRIN delivers her sensual vocals to the music due to which, next to the dark atmosphere, it gets a romantic touch. Collide knows like no other how to translate the traditional mystery of gothic to a modern state-of-the-art electrorock sound. The arrangements, programming and songs produced by Statik are mostly well done and of course the sound is flawless. We don’t expect anything else from Statik given his experience as producer.
Highlights on this new Collide studio album, which gets released five years after the previous album Some Kind of Strange, are a.o. the uptempo song ‘Chaotic’, immediately followed by the playful sounding song ‘A Little Too Much’, which next to an infectious guitar sound, also flirts with pop music which makes it a very radio friendly tune. The song ‘Pure Bliss’ represents the hypnotic touch in the Collide sound, which most probably finds its roots in the psychedelic music from the 60s and 70s. ‘Spaces in Between’ transports the Collide sound towards the dance floor of the industrial clubs.
The energy, accessibility and danceability in most of the tracks on the first half of the Two Headed Monster album is the most striking change compared to the more ethereal work on the previous album. The song ‘Silently Creeping’ however is the exception that sets the rule as this slowly compelling track with low-pitched guitar which almost sounds like a metal type of guitar, really grabs the listener by the throat. ‘Head Spin’ is next and this is the kind of swirly swinging tune with pop sensibilities you can find more in the oeuvre of Collide, of which the contrast with the previous track couldn’t be much bigger.
Title track ‘Two Headed Monster’ combines a triphop rhythm with the grandeur of a symphony orchestra. In ‘Shifting’ almost the same majestic touch is combined with a dark atmosphere in an almost soundtrack like track. The album is closed with the dreamy song ‘Utopia’. Again it can be noticed that KaRIN’s voice is a strong asset to this new album. Collide obviously has been undergoing a remarkable musical growth and have found new musical grounds due to their collaboration with Dean Garcia (Curve) and again this really comes forward in their new album Two Headed Monster. Two Headed Monster is without doubt the best album Collide has made so far.
Todd from the Goatsden sent us this review. Hey, we know it's not exactly Rolling Stone, or Spin...wait..are those magazine around anymore?? We don't know, they just seem to ignore our cds that we send to them. Anyway...Todd from the Goatsden likes Two Headed Monster. Goats love it. Statik's turtles love it. Why not get your own copy now??"
"Two Headed Monster is Collide's best work thus far, and any follower of dark and stylish modern rock should investigate now!"-Goatsden
Corey from Litany (the Skinny Puppy news site) sent us this review he put up recently. Besides the review, you'll find some news on the upcoming Tear Garden release. Thanks again to Cory for helping us out.
"...The electronic and live instrumentation on this album mesh with kaRIN's ethereal voice to form a sound that includes dashes of industrial, goth, glam, and shoegaze yet is altogether new."
keep reading for the full review
We've posted another great review that's come in from the U.K., this one from the Zeitgeist site. It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy. Thanks goes out to Stuart A. Hamilton.
..."It's another fabulous extravaganza in the history of Collide, by far the best darkwave / electro-goth / insert appropriate genre here release of the year, and one of the best albums of the year in any genre you're likely to hear. Go get it now."
Another great review has come in for Two Headed Monster from Morpheus Music, thanks to Paul.
Check out the entire review here.
...it's worth the wait - all of the controlled chaos, the thick catchy riffs, the inventive programming and crepuscular mystique - it's all here only even more well-produced than before."-Paul at Morpheus Music
Review #3 for Two Headed Monster is in from vAlien/DJ Commando LABELLA. Val is from Belarus and was kind enough to translate it into English for us, as our Russian is a bit rusty.
"...this is the most diverse, multi-layer, mature, hard, and complex record of (Collide). Shatteringly beautiful album!" -DJ Commando LABELLA