Collide

Collide

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Described as “beauty with an edge”, Collide merges industry and passion within swirling layers of sound and emotion. The name Collide was chosen as it seemed to represent the clashing and melding of styles into a powerful whole. The coming together of two different entities: Statik and kaRIN. To date, the duo have released four full-length CD’s, “Beneath the Skin”, “Distort”, “Chasing the Ghost”, and now “Some Kind of Strange”.
Meaningful lyrics and alluring hypnotic female vocals combine with an aural sculpture to form an experience in listening that manages to defy categorization. “Some kind of Strange” continues on to explore one’s place within themselves and the universe. “I always write from the heart says kaRIN, music is my escape…”. “I think the reason why our sound is a little different is because we do not approach music in the traditional way, We don’t really play music, we try to create soundscapes, layers of depth and sound.”
Sensual, powerful and alluring… The American duo performs an exotic hybrid of Darkwave, Cyber-Dance, and Electronic, with crossover appeal which will appeal to fans of Massive Attack, Curve, Portishead or yet Nine Inch Nails. Collide is about letting the sound orchestration unfold and develop into its own identity…
No strangers to the music industry, Statik has worked with the likes of Tool (2), Powerman 5000, Love And Rockets and Prince. He is also currently involved in the re-formation of Skinny Puppy. While kaRIN has contributed vocals to Front Line Assembly and Plateau (cEvin Key’s side project).
As in the past, several of guest musicians contribute to the music of Collide. The new album includes the talents of cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy as well as Danny Carey from Tool.
Due to disatisfaction with the music industry Collide began a few years ago their own record label Noiseplus Music. On deciding to self release “this was a decision we had to make, as so much energy and life goes into each song, in layers, development, and levels. We couldn’t bear to allow someone else to have the control of it”.
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Collide Discography

Albums

NPCS-001 Collide ...The Crimson Trial (Album) Noiseplus Music NPCS-001 US 1995 Sell This Version
REC-020 Collide Beneath The Skin (Album) Re-constriction Records REC-020 US 1996 Sell This Version
Noise 001, NOISE 10002 Collide Chasing The Ghost (Album) Noiseplus Music Noise 001, NOISE 10002 US 2000 Sell This Version
Noise 002 Collide Some Kind Of Strange(CD, Album) Noiseplus Music Noise 002 US 2003 Sell This Version
Noise 006 Collide Live At The El Rey(CD, Album) Noiseplus Music Noise 006 US 2005 Sell This Version
Noise 011 Collide Two Headed Monster(CD, Album) Noiseplus Music Noise 011 US 2008 Sell This Version
Noise 014 Collide These Eyes Before (Album) Noiseplus Music Noise 014 US 2009 Sell This Version
Noise 014 Collide Counting To Zero(CD, Album) Noiseplus Music Noise 014 US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

N-03, SPV 060-43162 Collide Skin (Maxi) Nightshade Productions, Nightshade Productions N-03, SPV 060-43162 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
CS REC-020-1 Collide Deep / Violet's Dance (Maxi) Re-constriction Records CS REC-020-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Collide Not Forgotten(8xFile, MP3, EP, 192) Noiseplus Music none US 2008

Compilations

REC-033-PR Collide Distort (Comp, Album) Re-constriction Records REC-033-PR US 1998 Sell This Version
Noise 003 Collide Vortex(2xCD, Comp) Noiseplus Music Noise 003 US 2004 Sell This Version
Noise 015 Collide Bent And Broken (Comp) Noiseplus Music Noise 015 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Collide Best Of Collide(10xFile, MP3, EP, Comp, Promo, 320) Noiseplus Music none 2013

Videos

Noise DVD 005 Collide Like The Hunted(DVD-V, NTSC) Noiseplus Music Noise DVD 005 US 2005 Sell This Version