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Coloma

Under their Coloma alter ego, Alex Paulick (coding, lap steel, bass, guitar, keyboards, harmony vocals) and Rob Taylor (vocals, Hammond organ, monosynth) create sophisticated pop that attempts to reconcile electronic music with the traditional song format. The England-born but Cologne, Germany-based duo develop a type of click-pop, coordinating vocals similar to ABC’s Martin Fry or MY ENTIRE LIFE Tale’s Jake Shillingford with spartan, careful, glossy consumer electronics and the low case microbeats even more normally from the Ware label for whom they record. This mixture offers prompted the explanation of the task as a far more dance-orientated edition from the Montgolfier Brothers, with regards to the Poptones, authorized miserablists with whom Coloma talk about occasional qualities. The comparison provides to the fore the streak of melancholia as well as the nicely observed observation in Coloma’s lyrics, although they are able to sometimes sound daft and affected and Taylor’s tone of voice can on occasion grate and appear intrusive over Paulick’s sound style. Generally, nevertheless, their synthesis of clicks ‘n’ slashes design techno and basic pop is definitely charming. The music group in addition has been in comparison to Japan, the Blue Nile, Bark Psychosis and east London experimentalists Disco Inferno. Coloma’s music continues to be remixed by Decomposed Subsonic and Ware Information creator Mathias Schaffhäconsumer. Taylor and Paulick possess previously recorded collectively as Acoustic Hoods and in the music group Tonic. Taylor in addition has released a single recording, Swings And Roundabouts.

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