Collide News & Updates
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
Giant Monsters on the Horizon
Nathan Charlson: Milkfixer
Pappy (a.k.a. Throe)
The Wave and the Particle(x2)
Until next time,
Much love from the people who bring you Collide
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.
As we work on our remix album, we're still getting the occasional review in for Color of Nothing. Thank-you to Ilker Yücel from Re-Gen Magazine (one of the best and last alternative zines still around) for taking the time for the review.
Thanks to Ric “Suisyko” Dorr from Taste Nation for picking Color of Nothing for one of the top 25 albums of 2017. Every little bit of press like this helps us!!!
"I was rather astounded to realize just how long Collide have been part of the scene this year. Now an active group for around two decades, they’ve avoided trends as such as simply continued with their own style to great effect, as this new album proves. Their best album in some years, this keeps the quasi-ethereal/industrial/darkwave sound that they perfected long-since, but here it seems to have rather more bite than it has of late. With dense instrumentation, great songs and a heavier take on their sound that sees guitars used as texture as much as the synths to add the extra heft, this is a fascinating album well worth luxuriating in, and those two decades into their career, Collide remain an endlessly enjoyable band."
Outburn has been a long-time supporter of our band, so we really have to thank Octavia and Rodney for including us in their latest issue.
Thanks to writer Jason Nahrung for his review of Color of Nothing.
Thanks to Chain D.L.K. and Steve Mecca for their review of Color of Nothing.
" This is a bigger, bolder and heavier album than they've ever done before"
'Color of Nothing' is Collide's 8th studio album and their first one in six years following 'Counting to Zero' in 2011. That album was a rather downtempo, melancholy affair that although well-executed, largely lacked the fire that they exhibited on 'Two Headed Monster' from 2008. There's fire aplenty though in 'Color of Nothing' and it begins with the aptly titled "Wake Up". If Collide's fans thought they had lost some of their industrial edge previously, I can tell you that it's back in full force now. The harder edge here is provided by the guitars of Kevin Kipnis (Purr Machine) and Scott Landes. Statik is still handling programming (electronics, percussion) and kaRIN has never sounded more seductively witchy. Something about the ways her voice was recorded on this album is really different. She is still immediately recognizable but there are places where her vocals are elusive as smoke. Statik incorporates a lot of melodic/rhythmic industrial loops on this album, perhaps more than he's ever used before. Where Collide had once flirted with taking over the mantle of the 90's band Curve (ie; The Secret Meeting - 'Ultrashiver') here on 'Color of Nothing' they do so forcefully and unapologetically. They even invited Dean Garcia back again to play bass on a track ("Fix"). This is a bigger, bolder and heavier album than they've ever done before. Although there's no definitive unified concept here, this is one of those albums that plays best as a whole rather than trying to pick some hit song, of which there isn't really one here. They're all good. Even though it took me a while to really get into 'Color of Nothing' it was worth it, and I think Collide's fans will think so too. It's an album that could only have been put out by a goth-industrial outfit of the calibre of Collide, and was worth the wait. I can only hope they'll feel like touring it.
We've added some new reviews for Color of Nothing. from Electronic North, Polyprisma, Bite Me, and Pop Culture Ate My Monkey.
From Polyprisma: "Color of Nothing is a great album. For me it is the best album of the band. It combines elements that have always been part of Collide. Collide makes things different in nuances, but it is these nuances that make the difference between very good and extraordinary. It is a new and impressive stage of musical development for Collide. "
Check them out here
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