Coloma ‎– Dovetail

Klein Records ‎– KLCD 074
CD, Album


1 The Price Of A Perfect Smile 3:31
2 Motorway Stray 3:38
3 No Moving Parts 3:24
4 Talent For Leaving 4:38
5 So Much In Common 4:37
6 Rainfall & Sirens 3:22
7 (A-Roads & Sunsets) 3:26
8 To Love You 4:32
9 Happiness Is Deafening 5:06
10 Miles Away 4:34

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 800741007425
  • Label Code: LC 11616

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KLPR074 Coloma Dovetail(CD, Album, Promo) Klein Records KLPR074 Austria 2005 Sell This Version



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March 19, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

While Coloma's previous album, FINERY, was a fascinating blend of IDM and folk, their next, DOVETAIL, seems to lean more on the folk side of the equation. Gone are the glitchy touches or the occasional house beat; added are more "organic" instruments (like the horns that pop up on "The Price of a Perfect Smile" and other tracks throughout). And, while I appreciate the new direction, I also feel as if something's been lost as well. Indeed, the vocals seem to take a more central role here, rather than being an element. And while that's fine for neo-torch song like "Talent For Leaving," it becomes a little brittle in tracks like "Rainfall and Sirens." Indeed, "Happiness is Deafening" edges towards synth-rock. By contrast, "So Much In Common" harkens back to the older Coloma--so even as you admire the qualities of this album, you keep thinking about their other album.