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Chasing the Ghost Import
Chasing theGhost is haunting and captivating, with an essence that cuts to the core. Its hypnotic lull of orchestrated sounds and heartfelt emotion reveal a journey reaching deep into the psyche that will grab you and not let go.
Collide, a Los Angeles based duo comprised of kaRIN (vocals) and Statik (programming), creates music that marries exquisite vocals with orchestrated layers of sounds. The band's latest release, Chasing the Ghost, weaves together complex tapestries of rhythm, melody and texture in which kaRIN's velvety vocals and poetic lyrics add a beautifully human element to Statik's moody electronic washes and machine generated sounds. Wings of Steel , an ethereal erotic piece reflects the bands gothic roots while Halo's infusion of eastern dance imagery and club friendly beats showcases the band s industrial nature. Not to be overlooked is Collide's mystical version of Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit, which is utterly delectable. Overall, Chasing the Ghost is a pleasurable feast of rhythms-- offering up a perfect balance between sound and vision. --meanstreet magazine
Sex. That's what this CD is all about. Put it on before you hop in the hay, or flannel, or whatever it is you use to do the deed in, and you'll see what I mean. Collide have been around for awhile, but I'm a newbie to them really...so I can't really say if this is a departure of sound for them or not. I think it is, if the press-sheet is to be believed. Although the 'sex' part was probably always there, thanks to kaRIN's vocal delivery. She just sounds so...sultry. This time around it seems as though the music caught up. Listening to 'Chasing The Ghost' brings visions of kaRIN encased in a drool-tastic latex/leather ensemble, draped over a piano in a smoky lounge sometime in the 40's. Great atmosphere to this release. Statik is no slouch either, the music on this album is top-notch, covering a lot of ground. Hints of middle-eastern material here and there, subtlety abounds. Go out and grab yourself a copy of this release. Bask in it's voluptuous, seductive charms... Anguish never sounded so kinky. --Starvox
Dark Femme Fronted Electro Goth: After 4 years, kaRIN & Statik have finally supplied the waiting and drooling masses with their second full-length of new material. Chasing the Ghost has a bit more of an ethereal feel to it. It's less dense, ghostlier if you will, then their debut Beneath the Skin, but that's not to say it doesn't have the same cool sharpness. Angel voiced kaRIN's whispers, coos, and purrs drift through the ears, down the spine, and shimmer out to the nerve endings prickling the skin as they go, only to rush back in a wave to the brain dispensing their rapture...ahem, where was I? ah yes, kaRIN's vocals hang well supported in the roiling gauzy mist of Statik's programming. "Wings of Steel," "Frozen," and "Halo" stand out just above the other tracks, but really all of the cuts are fantastic. Overall, Chasing the Ghost is a haunting album, meant for a glass of absinthe in a darkened room to be absorbed into the pores. Oh how I wish there were more than just 10 songs. --Outburn magazine
Top Customer Reviews
The album is serene, and even the heavier elements are never jarring. There is a blend of influences, and the band never feels like it is producing something generic to me. The music is wonderful to listen to and for me felt thought provoking and relaxing. It's quickly became one of my fave cds.