Once again, COLLIDE manage to create their own audio universe. Now on their tenth release (The ethereal electro-tech duo COLLIDE, led by vocalist kaRIN and electronic guru Statik, are back with a re-mixed vengeance.
BENT and BROKEN, a double CD of stellar remixes (compiled mainly from songs off their albums, COUNTING TO ZERO and TWO-HEADED MONSTER) is sure to stimulate the sonic sensibilities of ardent admirers and newcomers alike. Bent and Broken is comprised of songs from a remix contest held during the beginning of 2012, as well as remixes from top notch remixers like cEvin Key/Ken Marshall, Android Lust, and Chris Vrenna. It also includes two new cover songs from Robert Smith's The Glove Project and Queen, as well as one new original song.
The first CD of the two-disc set (aptly titled, BENT) kicks off with a stunning remix of “Mind Games”, the first single off their most recent studio album, COUNTING TO ZERO. Remixed by cEvin Key and Ken Marshall of SKINNY PUPPY, the track is infused with a fresh synth hook that demands attention and immediately answers the question of why re-mix albums by this band are so unfailingly popular.
BROKEN, the second CD in the set, is every bit the equal of BENT, if not more so. Each of the tracks flows effortlessly into the other, continuing an auditory sound scape that is ...well, trance-inducing.
BENT and BROKEN is one of those rare albums that offers something few albums do these days--one great track followed by another, and another, and yet another.