Coloma ‎– Finery

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Ware ‎– ware cd11
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Mixed at Nnyang Studio, Cologne.
Recorded at Conny's Studio, Nnyang and The Park.
Mastered & additional mixing at Calyx Studio, Berlin.
Made in the e.c.

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  • Barcode: 718752608824
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 10695

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scoundrel

scoundrel

September 15, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Before The Postal Service merged electronics and emo into a synth-pop affair, there was Coloma. On their album FINERY, they edge more towards the more IDM side of the electronic spectrum, but the lyrics still have that personal, poetic emo tinge that, admittedly, can sometimes try too hard ("Green Eyes of the Yellow God"). But, for the most part, this isn't the case. "You Are Here" has a romantic edge to it despite its staticky beginning, and "Summer Clothes" is appropriately sunny... with a house beat to boot. For a bit more angst, "If You Can't Be Good" is a unending list of indignities, boostered by a grinding bassline. For a string-and-bleep-laden retelling of The Emperor's New Clothes, go straight to "The Tailor." The diversity of sound on this album manages to keep things interesting. The icy electronics make a perfect counterpoint to Rob Taylor's earnest vocals on "Illegible Love," even after a guitar and saxophone pick up the romance. The lyrics for the final track, "If They Ask You To Stay" waver between colonialism and love -- fascinating, if you think about it. Same goes for the album as a whole.