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  • Audio CD (30 Oct. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Noiseplus Music
  • ASIN: B000050YAK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 307,547 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Collide is the perfect balance of precisely engineered electronic synthpop layered as the foundation for the amazingly sexy vocals provided by kaRIN. Together, they show remarkable range while maintaining a trademark style that stands high above their genre contemporaries. At times, brooding and lingering, then sliding smoothly into energetic danceable club favorites, and always powerful. --Blueblood Magazine

Collide's music is like an H.R. Geiger painting: It's dramatic, messy and dismally monochromatic, but its wicked array of macabre imagery never fails to evoke an immediate emotional reaction. --Cmj

The time spent waiting for Collide to release a follow-up to their impressive debut, Beneath The Skin, has proven to be more than worthwhile; Chasing The Ghost not only improves on their elegant gothic stirrings and industrial grind, but further defines it into truly something to behold. From the opening of Transfer, kaRIN's seductively breathy voice is punctuated by crunchy percussion and distorted guitar effects. This dichotomy of angelic beauty and mechanical Hell proves itself Collide's distinguishing trait, and Chasing The Ghost explores this territory with staggering results. --Electroage

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Limmer on 7 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD
From the off, Chasing The Ghost begins to lull you into a beautifully dark and sensual journey - Transfer chugs along with plodding drum samples and kaRIN's sultry whisper begins....and doesn't let up for the rest of the album. You're never quite sure what the hell she's saying, but it doesn't matter one bit. Razor Sharp oozes sexual tension, with the multilayered vocals never quite letting you hear where the autotuned harmonies begin and the breathy main vocals end.

The trippiness continues in their dangerously dark cover of Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit, a deliciously brooding reinterpretation. Awesome track follows awesome track, all industrial tinged trip hop that both Massive Attack, Nine Inch Nails and Evanescence would be proud of.

I fully recommend this album.
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By S. Bryan on 18 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This cd is nice. Yep, very nice. Though it took me a while to get into. If you've got Beneath The Skin then this is worth getting too.
I have to say I do rate Beneath the Skin higher than Chasing the Ghost, but then that is just me. kaRIN's vocals are as ever top notch and hauntingly beautiful and Static's music seems more polished. The title track is a quiet stunner whilst White Rabbit and Transfer also impresses.
What stopped this getting a 5 was the fact that apart from those three tracks, none of the others are really instantly recognisable ... there's no Son of a Preacherman, Violet's Dance, Strange or Falling Up.
Still though, a cd worth getting.
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"Chasing the Ghost" is a sinfully good, atmospheric darkwave album that I'd recommend to all fans of the genre. The vocals are enchantingly seductive, the music is varied & exotic, and each track is special individually.
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By A Customer on 30 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Sultry vocals, of sweet Katrin, this music sends you to dream. Songs like the orginal White Rabbit allow you to lose yourself in all its worth, this CD is sweet escapism.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
KaRIN And The White Rabbit Collide On The Way To Wonderland 23 Mar. 2006
By Brian E. Erland - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If Tim Burton remade the film 'Alice In Wonderland', 'Chasing The Ghost' would be the soundtrack. With its slow, melodic pace and electronic dissonant sound evoking a near trance-state, the listener is progressively hypnotized with each successive track moving you deeper and deeper into a dreamy, surreal world of multi-layered shadow.

KaRIN is not so much singing, but whispering to us to follow her on a journey down the rabbit hole. It has a somewhat disquieting affect, as though someone else is listening in and she doesn't want them to hear.

All -10 tracks- work well together as they seamlessly weave there way through the ever-shifting darkness. I particularily enjoyed -track 4- 'Dreamsleep', -track 5- 'White Rabbit' (great cover of the Jefferson Airplane classic) and -track 8- 'Monochrome.'

So turn out the lights and sit back and enjoy. No need to light any candles, the Cheshire Cat will arrive shortly and his glowing eyes and wide, mocking grin will provide all the illumination necessary.
43 of 50 people found the following review helpful
In the river of darkness there is a light 29 Nov. 2003
By Clarissa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
For the longest time I've been wanting to express my feelings towards this extraordinary record and have failed miserably at every thwarted attempt. There's simply no just way to articulate how wonderful it is for me to have this unparalleled masterpiece in my collection (I actually feel honored) and even now I'm at a loss for words. At this point, depletion has taken over and I'm at my lowest low with frustration but I'm determined to take a pathetic shot at praising Collide's most accomplished effort to date because this truly is a work of art.
I've owned 'Chasing The Ghost' for well over a year now and its been in heavy rotation ever since. It's hands-down my favorite album and nothing's come remotely close to outdoing that position. Many people describe their music as erotic and I'd have to agree with them. KaRIN's voice is like a dark siren call that's seductive and distinctly alluring as her ethereal singing style caress the senses with poetic lyrics and beats laced with trance-like quality.
As much as I love their debut, 'Beneath The Skin', and their latest release, 'Some Kind Of Strange', 'Chasing The Ghost' is lifetimes ahead of them both and far less alternative. Collide's remix excursion with 'Distort' apparently set the groundwork for a more electronic-based sound that fuses guitars and drums with a dancier EBM flow that's incredibly hypnotic. Collide (a two person group: kaRIN - voice/lyrics, and Statik - "noise") may never garner the inconceivable attention and recognition they deserve but, in my eyes, they will forever remain one of the world's greatest Goth bands. The melodies are all unforgettable and they never cease to draw me in deep as they run with remarkable consistency. And while every track is beyond amazing, none other has surpassed the trip-hop of "Razor Sharp" as my all-time favorite Collide song.
This is sure going to be hard to exceed.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Not quite what I expected - but it impresses anyway! 31 Oct. 2000
By MTJones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was fortunate enough to receive a promotional copy of this album before the release date. Some people might argue that five advance days mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, that it hasn't had enough time to soak in.
I would argue that five days of nonstop listening is more than enough.
I think I should clarify that I'm a huge Collide fan. Goth music in general doesn't cut it for me, but this duo's unique electrogoth sound moves me like no other. So I have to mention that I have a slight bias toward this album before even hearing it; although I know Collide is far from perfect, and I've criticized some work in the past, I had a feeling from the start that Chasing the Ghost will be good.
Statik's extensive production work with such groups as Love & Rockets, Powerman 5000, and Eve 6, among others, leads to a very crisp sound quality. It fits the music, which is itself less raw and jagged than on past albums. Even though Chasing the Ghost dares to experiment more with guitars and exotica - creating a wider, more general appeal - the mellow/dance element remains a dominant force. kaRIN still has the voice of an (as the cover art suggests) angel, and my wish has come true - her voice is brought to the front of the mix, giving it a larger role than on Beneath the Skin.
I must admit, I love Collide's earlier output and was hoping for something along those lines, but this more emotional and musically sophisticated release, while not quite in the style I expected, made my jaw drop anyway. Great artists are those who can reinvent themselves, after all, and Collide has done just that without losing an iota of appeal.
As I said, the dance elements are still there, and are especially present in the wicked, percussive groove of "Transfer." But Chasing the Ghost has much softer moments, as in the trip-hop influenced, crooning nuances of "Razor Sharp." And "Ocean," one of the most dynamic tracks on the album, combines laid-back 'verse' segments with atmospheric and vocal-driven choruses; it's sure to be a hit.
The louder/noisier moments do not dominate the album, by any means - Chasing the Ghost still remembers Collide's mellow roots. Nonetheless, tracks like "Dreamsleep" have occasional bursts of grinding guitar activity. No, it's not like P5000 - the riffs on "White Rabbit" are tasteful and muted; they only flesh out the track, not mar it.
However, the best moments on the album are by far the exotic ones. "Halo" comes to mind immediately - it uses a sitar (the Indian equivalent of a guitar) to back up kaRIN's vocals, and the sweeping string/electronics combination is unforgettable.
Collide claims that making this album was a torturous process. I can believe it. The pure emotion infused within each track, the precise timing and placement of the songs, the impeccable vocals - these all reflect love and effort, two qualities that cannot be faked.
Although this statement may not carry as much weight as I would like after only three albums, I have to say it: Chasing the Ghost is the best Collide album, by far. It's well worth the wait and the money. I only hope Collide continues to raise the bar with each release, as it evidently did with this one.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
SHEER BRILLENCE (and then some) 3 Aug. 2002
By DeathfromAFar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Normally I dont write album reviews, but this is a truely remarkable album. There should be a warning sticker on the cover saying that it is more addictive than crack cocaine- yes, boys and girls it is that good.
If you like-Faithless, Sisters of Mercy, Massive Attack, Delerium, Portishead, Garbage or Curve you will more than love this.
The CD combines an absolutly gorgeous female voice with stunning soundscapes and grooves which hit you in various ways.
The closest that can be compared to is Curve, who despite my great love for have well and truely been knocked off there perch. Dont pass this album up!
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
like you want to believe 24 April 2004
By Erica Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I finally got around to buying Collide's "Chasing the Ghost". I bought their last studio album "Some Kind of Strange" several months ago and liked what I heard. I was quickly reminded of Switchblade Symphony and Curve with its sensual vocals and trip hop-influenced grooves. I had been putting off "Chasing the Ghost" for awhile because I kept finding cds that I really wanted. I finally got "Chasing the Ghost" in the mail yesterday and have been listening to the cd non-stop. I absolutely love kaRIN's sensual vocals. She reminds me of Toni Halliday of the band Curve as well as Lucia Cifarelli of KMFDM/MDFMK/Drill fame. As good as "Some Kind of Strange" is, I find myself enjoying "Chasing the Ghost" slightly more. I was rather blown away with the duo's cover of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit". When I first listened to the song, I didn't recognize the song but I knew I had heard it before and then I looked on the back of the cd and saw it was the old Jefferson Airplane song. Collide gives a darker edge to the psychedelic classic rock song. I thought it was cool that Faith and the Muse's William Faith and Monica Richard contributes on the album for a couple of tracks. William Faith contributes his guitar playing on "White Rabbit" and "Dreamsleep" while Monica sings background vocals on "Monochrome". All those songs are great songs. kaRIN sounds incredible on all the songs. I particularly loved listening to her sing on "Razor Sharp" and "Dreamsleep", two of my personal songs on the cd. Statik does an equally great job giving the music that dark, sensual, electronic edge. Collide is truly one of the better up and coming neo-goth bands that exists today.
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