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, sho
"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.
"Bent And Broken is a stellar release in which Collide manages to create their own audio universe with a little help from their friends. The remixes retain the band’s signature stamp while elevating the songs to a new sonic plane. Fans will be pleased and darkly-inclined music lovers will have a new group to add to their repertoire."
Read the entire review here. Thanks to Nikki for the write up.
"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.
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!
"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.
"...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!!
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!!
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.
kaRIN was really honored to have a chance to write lyrics and do guest vocals on the upcoming Tweaker CD!! The song is called Grounded and is VERY close to her heart and you're going to love it.
The New CD called "CALL THE TIME ETERNITY" is now available for presale. The release date is Oct 23rd.
Speaking of Tweaker, in other awesome news...Chris Vrenna is one of the special guest remixers for our own upcoming CD Bent & Broken!!!!!
We've been a little silent with any news coming out of the Collide camp lately, but don't think it's because we haven't been busy. It's just because we've been in the studio making lots of new things for you.
The big news is that our remix album is coming along, and is in the final stages of being completed! The title of the album is Bent and Broken. It features songs from both Counting to Zero, as well as Two Headed Monster. We aren't going to give away all of our secrets yet, but the album is going to be a double CD, (or extra big download) with 26 tracks.