A Model of Control picks "Mind + Matter" in 2018 Best Of

A Model of Control picks "Mind + Matter" in 2018 Best Of

A Model of Control has picked Mind + Matter for their 2018 Best of List

It has become pretty much expected that Collide will release a remix album after each album nowadays – but what is remarkable to me is just how good each of them are. Collide have a very distinct style – guitar-assisted industrial darkwave with Karin’s ethereal vocals floating across the mix – so what is often obvious is that a desire to do something different really brings out the best in the remixers. Their smart habit of opening out the remixes to pretty much anyone that wants to do them – which often includes amateur musicians who might be just fans of the band – also means that there is an amazing variety in the output, and it also does the additional service of giving a “leg up” to these smaller artists, too. That said, there are certain moments worthy of particular note, particularly the Blue Stahli rework of Freaks Me Out, whose savage, anthemic take is easily the best Collide remix released since Vortex fourteen years ago.

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We are getting ready to release another CD. It is called Mind & Matter.

It is a double CD with 29 songs of re-imagined remixes from Color of Nothing, 2 Cover Songs, & 1 new Collide song!!!

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With love,
kaRIN & Statik
The Humans who bring you Collide

Collide Remix Contest Winners

Collide Remix Contest Winners

Collide Remix Contest Winners

We are always really excited to hear that there are so many talented remixers out there!!

We love hearing all the different takes on our songs, and were honored that so many people wanted to take part in the remixing of Color of Nothing.

After a lot of listening and more listening, we have the list of winners to our recent remix contest.

There was more competition than ever this time around, and the competition was fierce. All of the remixes will appear on our upcoming double remix album. We also have some special songs of our own that will be on the album, as well as some other special remixers that we will be announcing later!

We don’t have a release date yet, but we will keep you updated.

Our eternal thanks to all of the remixers for helping to make this happen.

Here are the winners!!

Blue Sky Alive
D' MacKinnon of Kheperi Global Media LLC
Digital Gnosis
Giant Monsters on the Horizon
Modern Vultures
Jason Yates
Maria Lui
Nathan Charlson: Milkfixer
Pappy (a.k.a. Throe)
Rale Daver
Rick Moore
the boundless
The Stitchlings
Vladan Hranisavljevic
The Wave and the Particle(x2)
Zero Meaning

Until next time,

Much love from the people who bring you Collide

Carpe Nocturne reviews Color of Nothing

Carpe Nocturne reviews Color of Nothing

We're not sure why some of the reviews have taken so long to come out after our album release, but we're happy that they here at all.  It seems like we're still doing something right.  Here's the review.  Thanks to Sergio Manghina for sending it to us.


Twenty-five years of excellent music under the name Collide, and an interesting side project called The Secret Meeting with Dean Garcia of Curve, kaRIN and Statik have always had a completely different, personal vision or idea about what being “goth” with all its nuances really means.  Their sonic territory is an electronic dark wave with  distinctly industrial implications.  But, at the same time, something impalpable unequivocally distinguishes them from any other.  “Color of Nothing” is a further evidence of it.  

The backbone of this new album has a temperate dark-industrial feel, where the suavity of kaRIN is the gentle counterpoint of the robust implant of synths and drums impeccably performed by Statik.  Sharply guitars characterize several episodes.  “Wake Up” and “Soul Crush” are heavy, cutting songs, floating into an amniotic liquid of electronics.  “Freaks Me Out” and “Fix” levitates into different spectrums, but both can invoke multi-color psychedelic trips.  “Will Not Be Destroyed” is touched by some shades of noir while “Blurring the Edges” is romantic-arcane trip-hop.  However, each song of this work gets its own place on the palette of imagination until “Pale Blue”, which closes the album with a slightly different mood.  Decelerating, it dulls the tones like  a cozy refuge.  kaRIN’s voice encloses a sonic prism of sensation, between the beauty of a snow-crystal and a mysterious sensuality.

kaRIN and Statik are architects of complex songs, conceived as micro-worlds made of sounds.  They write incredibly intelligent, and enjoyable music.  Collide offers a very accurate production in all details, including the beautiful lyrics and imagery.