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”.