8 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their second album for Kompakt, Germany's Coma continue to take their moody electronic soundscapes deeper while punching up their pop profile. The lilting, '80s-inspired "Lora" soars in spite of its hushed vocals and muted sonics; "The Wind" refracts dancehall rhythms through jewel-toned keyboards beneath Brazilian singer Dillon's bright melodies. "Pinguin Power" pairs twinkly synths with hand percussion and airy falsetto, and "Poor Knight" plays warbling vocals off the album's most driving bass-and-drums groove. On "The Sea," coy vocal processing and tropical overtones make for a breezy highlight.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their second album for Kompakt, Germany's Coma continue to take their moody electronic soundscapes deeper while punching up their pop profile. The lilting, '80s-inspired "Lora" soars in spite of its hushed vocals and muted sonics; "The Wind" refracts dancehall rhythms through jewel-toned keyboards beneath Brazilian singer Dillon's bright melodies. "Pinguin Power" pairs twinkly synths with hand percussion and airy falsetto, and "Poor Knight" plays warbling vocals off the album's most driving bass-and-drums groove. On "The Sea," coy vocal processing and tropical overtones make for a breezy highlight.

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About Coma

Coma is a Cologne, Germany-based duo comprising producers Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad. The two staked their claim as one of their country's freshest electronic acts in late 2007, when they performed live at Cologne's long-running Total Confusion club night. A few months later, in March 2008, they debuted on the Firm label with a self-titled 12" that flitted between cheeky dance-pop and a sleek fusion of techno and synth pop. The following year, they issued the first of several releases for Kompakt and fast became one of that label's most appreciated exponents. Scattered 12" releases, along with appearances on the tenth through 12th volumes of Kompakt's Total series, appeared from 2009 through 2011, as they continued their association with Firm. In April 2013, they released their first album, In Technicolor, on Kompakt. Following a 2014 EP (Atlantis), the duo released their second full-length, This Side of Paradise, in 2015. ~ Andy Kellman

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