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.
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.
"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."