We have a new review from one our favorite sites, Re Gen Magazine.
After reading the review, I guess we just do what we do, but we do it well.
(Counting to Zero)... is full of the same rich production and performance we’ve come to expect and love....There are those artists and bands whose sound is so distinguished and identifiable that you immediately know what to expect when a new album is released. In some cases, this is a detriment indicative of a lack of progress or exploration, while in others, it is simply the musical DNA that binds the whole of the artist’s output together to form a cohesive path of development and style.
Thanks to Ilker Yücel for the write up, and check out the full review here.
Thanks to Phil at Ravenheart Music for this new review. It even makes us want to listen to us!
"Their music is seductive, sensuous, slinking, stalking and seriously groovy, like a slow rhythmic rumba of love with a sultry femme fatal. Lying somewhere between Goldfrapp and Muse at their most moody, it is packed with amazing sounds, hip grinding guitars, and swaying beats that make you want to get down and dirty and flirty...A mesmeric record that is perfect for late night relaxation and recreation, dim the lights and feel the rapture, a seductive.
The whole review can be found here.
Corey from Litany, (Music covering Skinny Puppy, Download, Ohgr, and releated projects) recently reviewed Counting to Zero. Thanks Corey!!
"kaRIN's voice has never sounded fuller and has taken a central place in the mix. ... "Tears Like Rain" is reminiscent of the best aspects of Greater Wrong of the Right. Think Cocteau Twins with teeth or a slicker, groovier My Bloody Valentine wrapping itself around an electronic core. Vibrant and current, this record reignites an aspect of dark rock that has lain dormant for far too many years."
We don't think we're that scary, but we have a new review on Fear.net. Thanks to Gregory Burkart for the great write up, and sending people our way! It's very well written,a nd you can tell that Gregory put a lot of time in this in depth article.
"...the end result is a sonic force that chills your bones, heightens your pulse and makes hot, sweet love to your neurons...kaRIN's hushed, seductive and slightly otherworldly vocals and Statik's skill with sculpting massive grooves out of simple beat patterns allow the band to stretch in different creative directions without losing their sonic identity... which is a very good thing, because with this album they've established that persona more clearly than ever.
The full review can be found here.
For our Spanish speaking listeners, here is a new review of Counting to Zero from El Desierto De Hielo. (The Desert of Ice)
(translated) "Collide mixed, with skill and elegance, post-industrial electronic and saturated guitars, trip-hop atmospheres hypnotic and ethereal, as if it were about Curve relaxed, dreamy or a few NIN almost Gothic Massive Attack. "Counting to Zero" is a dark work, sensual and exciting, where all the element."
"Few bands in the world make music that could be described as “beautiful” as Collide. Sweeping synths, gorgeous vocals, the word “big” keeps rising up. There is beauty and grace in almost every utterance from this band."
check out the full review here
Thanks to longtime supporter Mike Bax for this review from Lithium Magazine.
"...intricate soundscapes sculpted by electronic maestro Statik. Statik's electronics, married with kaRIN's dreamy vocals, create a sound that is reminiscent of the better material from the Bristol movement a few years back, but with an ever-present edge towards darkwave."
The full review can be found here.
Thanks to Paul for this wonderful review of Counting to Zero on Morpheus Music.
"Counting to Zero sees Collide doing all that they do best with even more class and finesse....kaRIN's distinctive voice and siren-song approach unites the songs, but there is a powerful unity of vision also in Statik's filmic-cyber-grunge sonic diversity. Interweaving the harshness of noise and distortion with musical grace and saturated colour, the beauty and passion of unique song: Collide are riding the peak of their wave. "
Thanks to Jason Nahrung for this great new review of Counting to Zero
“American duo Collide remind me a little of Massive Attack, but the midnight version...Counting to Zero is on high rotation, and their electro cruise is so smooth – find a place under the lasers in the fog and let your slo-mo bat-catching go wild.”
There are shards of Vangelis, Goldfrapp, John Foxx, Portishead … some Middle Eastern notes, too. The album is both perfect mood music for a chill-out as well as a funky stereo-sound experience.
Thanks to Peter Marks from Brutal Resonance for another review on Counting to Zero. some of our favorite review snippits..."(kaRIN's vocals are) like a mercurial stream of glimmering diamonds...No seriously, shut your mouth and listen."
“Be prepared to drop the tempo and soak in a luxurious mixture of atmospheres, guitars, loops, and that voice. Oh that voice. This release has the same tactile sense of smoke languidly curling up into the still air from a 30s movie starlet lounging about at some off the strip bar waiting for a moment's peace from the chaos of public life. You sit and watch it rise and as it merges with the surroundings, there is a sense of beautiful symmetry which cuts through the haze: you have been here before but it is never the same and it never will be.
Many times on here, the backdrop of Statik's arrangements are drawn back to the barest hints of a song in order to let kaRIN's vocals shine through and shine they do. Like a mercurial stream of glimmering diamonds caught by the prospecter's eye amidst all the dust and dirt, she speaks and sings in ways I had not expected.