Our best remix album yet! 2 CDs, 26 tracks, 18 remixers, and over 130 minutes of music.
Bent and Broken
We started thinking about this remix album as far back as 2008, when we started on our album Two Headed Monster. And now it's finally nearing completion!!
Bent and Broken is a "double" remix album, which will be comprised of 2 CDs, (or one giant download), and consist of 26 songs for over 130 minutes of music! The songs being remixed come from our albums, Counting to Zero, and Two Headed Monster. "Bonus tracks" for the album consist of a new song that we wrote specifically for the album, (also called "Bent and Broken)", as well as a covers of the Queen song "She Makes Me", and the song "Orgy" from Robert Smith's The Glove project. (The full tracklisting is on the bottom of this page)
Most of our albums take us somewhere around a year (to two years) to make. This album, although it is a "remix album" still took about seven months from start to finish. It started with bouncing down stems, (or song parts) of almost every song on Counting to Zero and Two Headed Monster. That took the better part of January.
In February, we started a remix contest, allowing anyone to try their hand at remixing. People were given the choice of three songs to remix. The contest ended with us getting in a lot of really great remixes. After choosing the winners, we decided that there were a handful of mixes that, (although the parts and ideas of the remix were great) could use an extra bit of expert studio production. So Statik took those remixes and spent some time giving them some additional special love--so there are some remixes of the remixes, so to speak.
Other than the contest winners, we have some special guest remixers appearing on the album, including cEvin Key/Ken 'HiWatt" Marshall, (Skinny Puppy), Chris Vrenna (Tweaker), and Shikhee (Android Lust.)
Statik also did his own remix of the song "Mind Games". We also did (what we think) is a cover of "She Makes Me". It's our first cover of a Queen song, which is one of Statik's favorite groups. It was a tough one to tackle, and we hope we did it justice. We also did a cover of the song "Orgy", which was a Robert Smith song from his Glove project. It was a song that kaRIN loved and would often hear from her days at local clubs. We had thought about doing this song for a long time, so it was quite fun to do.
At this point, we have turned all of the songs and remixes to be mastered, which is one of the final steps in completing an album. This time around, we are using Ken 'HiWatt' Marshall (who worked on one of the remixes with cEvin Key, and who has done engineering and mixing for Skinny Puppy for many years, as well as countless other projects.
We're planning a 10 page booklet to go into the CD package, that will include a special thank-you list of supporters who contribute to this Kickstarter (see rewards). We also have a great poster in mind that was done for Bent and Broken. We are planning a double sided poster with the other side being the album cover.
Besides designing a special t-shirt for this release, we're also in the process of doing a limited edition, specially designed black aluminum USB drive with a laser engraved logo and a special aluminum presentation case.
We hope your as excited by this release as we are, and we can't wait to share it with you!!
The Costs of putting out an album:
As many of you know the music industry has fallen apart, leaving musicians struggling to figure out how to continue making music and still be able to support themselves and pay bills. Some of the costs associated with putting out this album include the several paid and trade guest remixers, the 18 remixers who entered our contest and who will each will win prizes in merchandise. The other costs include mastering, CD pressing, artwork printing, cover song licensing, photo shoots, press and advertising, promotion, postage for sending the CD to magazines and clubs and so on and so on. The absolute minimum cost to release this CD will be approx. $12,000 which does not include our time working on it, or the fact that we have many bills to pay to be able to continue update equipment etc.
We are already well on the way to making this album a reality, and so far each bit has been out of our pocket. No matter what happens here, this CD will still be released. This Kickstarter will affect whether we can afford to continue making music in the future. These days, sadly, as soon as a CD is released it gets on the open market, uploaded to file-sharing sites, and then there are very few sales after the release. We know that if this CD is to recover costs at all and help us be able to continue making music, that most of the sales happen even before the CD is released. We're asking for your support through this Kickstarter and selecting from the special rewards offered, or even making a donation to help us continue making music.
Please show your support for the music that you love. Any amount helps and is appreciated. We make tons of super cool items that you can have shipped to you. Help us spread the word.
kaRIN & Statik
A little history of Collide:
We have been an independent band almost since our beginning. We released our first album Beneath the Skin in 1996 through Cargo Records, and released a remix album with them the next year. It was then, when we decided we were done dealing with record companies. We found that we were buying copies of our own music (to sell) and not being paid royalties by the record company. So technically, we were paying them more than they were paying us. It made us make the decision to start our own record label and do everything ourselves.
Since that time we've paid for all of the costs of making our albums and everything else associated with it. We've made and funded a handful of videos, as well as a DVD.
Running our own record label has been very challenging. We've dealt with a handful of distribution companies to help get our albums out to the world, beyond what we could do ourselves. Sadly, in many cases, we've been burned, where at some point the distribution company sells copies of CDs, and ends up either going out of business or just refusing to pay. Not easy for a small band to swallow--but we've kept going because we are passionate about making music and believe in what we do.
Besides making music, kaRIN is a passionate designer and makes tons of cool stuff.
BENT and BROKEN
1. Mind Games (cEvin Key/Ken 'HiWatt' Marshall Mix) Remixed by cEvin Key/Ken 'HiWatt' Marshall
3. Bent and Broken
4. In the Frequency (Great Apes Mix) Remixed by Tom Gipson
5. She Makes Me
6. kaRIN, You’re Not Yourself Today Remixed by Aaron McDonald
7. Lucky 13 (Damaged Mix) Remixed by Android Lust
8. Mind Games (Statik Mix) Remixed by Statik
9. Tears Like Rain (Cloudburst Mix) Rethought by Katarrhaktes
10. Chaotic (Shades of Red Mix) Remixed by Alyssa Finnivan
11. Clearer (Shades of Red Mix) Remixed by Alyssa Finnivan
12. Lost in the Frequent Sea Remixed by iNGRUO
13. Pure Bliss (Black Sheep Mix) Remixed by The Black Sheep Project
14. Human (n30fr05t Mix) Remixed by Matt "n30fr05t" Gatsos
15. Counting to Zero (kaRIN's Lullaby Mix) Remixed by Antigen5
1. Tears Like Rain (Psych-Nein Mix) Remixed by Psych-Nein
2. In the Frequency (Chris Vrenna Mix) Remixed by Chris Vrenna
3. Chaotic (Oxidized) Remixed by DJO2
4. Head Spin (LgVela Dance Mix) Remixed by LgVela
5. Clearer (Serrated Edge Mix) Remixed by Synkraft
6. Tongue Tied and Twisted (Diffuzion Mix) Remixed by Diffuzion
7. Pure Bliss (Bliss Tech Mix) Remixed by Vinnie Saletto featuring DJ Forensic
8. In the Frequency (Pure Oxygen) Remixed by DJO2
9. Chaotic (Hazard Mix) Remixed by Synkraft
10. Counting to Zero (Million Stars Mix) Remixed by Eric Fisher (Tapping the Vein)
11. Utopia (Unraveling Breaths) Remixed by Whitney Kew
We've tried to figure in an average price that would take into account international shipping. However, if you'd like to add a couple of dollars, if you know you're international, we'd appreciate it. If you don't want to add any more for the international shipping, then that's ok too.
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Collide Symbol Underwear! What girl does not want some nice cotton underwear with a cool Collide symbol? Available in small, medium, & large. Add $10 if you want the CD included with this reward.Estimated delivery:
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A physical copy of the album (double CD), plus a signed (folded) 11" x 17" full color, double sided poster mailed to you along with a signed thank-you card, as well as a download of the album (complete with pdf artwork) a week before its official release.Estimated delivery:
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Stainless Steel 3 oz Collide Symbol Flask. This is a really cool item, the finish is brushed silver and the symbol is cast in pewter. Add $10 if you want the CD included with this reward.Estimated delivery:
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Everything included in the $25 reward, PLUS Your name will appear in a special thank-you list of backers on the actual album artwork. Be part of the permanent history of this album!Estimated delivery:
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Everything in the $40 reward, plus you will also get a 8.5 x 11 inch glossy new photograph of kaRIN, autographed.Estimated delivery:
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Same as the $25 reward plus a Collide leather cuff. The cuff fits like a glove with soft supple leather. The leather has even been described as sensual. Cuffs have burnished brass snaps that adjust to *two sizes. *The first snap adjustment does up at 7.1/8 inches, the second at 7.3/4 which is a medium average wrist size for women. We also have a one size up for men. The distressed leather image is sewn onto the cuff.Estimated delivery:
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Everything in the $50 reward plus you will also get a special limited edition USB drive, preloaded with the album, and artwork. Mp3, as well as full resolution WAV files will be on it. The drive itself is black metal aluminum and a laser etched Collide symbol and logo, it will come in a cool aluminum presentation case.Estimated delivery:
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Limited edition hand painted Collide Symbol prints By Mixed Media artist, Steven Archer. We first met Steven at one of our first shows, Dracula's Ball. Upon meeting him, he gave us a piece of art which to this day we love and have hanging on our wall. We thought it might be cool to have him paint up some one-of a-kind Collide symbols art pieces. Each one will be different and will be signed by the artist and us. Steven has made a name for himself as an illustrator for Weird Tales magazine, Steampunk magazine, and various other publishers, as well as his own books, Luna Maris and Red King, Black Rook (Imaginary books/Raw Dog Screaming Press). In addition to art, he can be found performing onstage with his darkwave/post-goth band Ego Likeness. Add $10 if you want the CD included with this reward.Estimated delivery:
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Same as the $25 reward, plus a special Collide iphone wallet case. (fits iphone 4 and 4s). Designed and made by kaRIN, It has a cool brass Collide logo on the front. It's stylish, sleek, and super functional piece hand made with high quality leather, it holds your i-Phone, credit cards and money.Estimated delivery:
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Everything in the $25 reward, plus a test pressing for "These Eyes Before", signed by kaRIN & Statik. WTF IS A TEST PRESSING? A test pressing is a sample vinyl record the band listens to and approves so that the records that you lovely folks buy can go into production. We usually get 2-3 copies of these. We had them make a change the first time around, so there were 6 total. We are offering you the only copies of our test pressings we will ever offer anyone. This is the limited of the limited.Estimated delivery:
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Everything in the $25 reward, plus a custom printed Collide kick drum head, viewable on any of the live parts of our Like the Hunted DVD. We only made one and this is it. We'll even sign it for you.Estimated delivery:
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Everything in the $25 reward, plus a Bogner Ecstasy Guitar amp 101 B, complete with matching 2 x 12 cabinet and footswitch. This hasn't gone on the road, and has only been used in our own personal studio. It's been used on numerous Collide recordings since we purchased it 10 years ago. It's like new and has a gorgeous sound. I purchased one after I saw it in action while working on the Tool album, Undertow. If you want, I'll sign it, and deliver it right to you, as long as you're within a days drive of L.A.Estimated delivery:
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