SOME KIND OF STRANGE
ALBUM ALFA MATRIX, NOISEPLUS RELEASE:
JUNE 23, 2003 (EUROPE), APRIL 22 (USA), 2003 REVIEW: JUNE 10,
the opener on this album totally blew me away. “Crushed” contains
such force and talent that it scares me. Collide makes a kind of trip
hop-ish, edgy, melodic, emotional and very interesting electronic mesh
of sounds, with the beautiful Karin’s sexy voice bringing the songs
home. All these components really come to life in "Crushed",
and it gives me the shivers every time I hear it. Lucky me then, the album
has almost the same caliber throughout, except for some uninteresting
pieces here and there.
has been a bit of a blank page for me, but I’ve heard their awesome
remix of Front Line Assembly’s “Predator”, a remix that
gave the track whole new life. The duo consists of Static and Karin, from
USA, where they interact with a lot of interesting people. Static is said
to be a guest on the upcoming Skinny Puppy comeback album, and Karin sings
on Cevin Key’s Plateau album “Space Cake”. Sure enough,
Cevin Key also helps out with drums on this album.
really think you should give this piece of plastic a try, especially if
you would like a more edgy and harder take on the Delerium sound. This
album is a winner.