If you're going to call an album In Technicolor, it ought to be at least a little bit kaleidoscopic. Thankfully, Cologne scenesters Coma are up to the task. Then again, given their history of fusing melodic electronica and warm synth-pop with deep house and post-punk alternative rock, you'd expect nothing less. Certainly, In Technicolour is an enjoyable listen, delivering a range of ear-pleasing songs and instrumentals that effortlessly blends analogue and digital instrumentation. There's a breezy, soft-centred feel to proceedings that's surprisingly attractive, and a string of standout cuts - the blissful "My Orbit" and Justus Kohncke-ish "TED" amongst them - that demand repeat listens.
The Cologne operation celebrates twenty years in business in 2013, and if you're looking for a reason why it has enjoyed such longevity, take a listen to Orbit. It's an ethereal slice of electronic pop, featuring an angelic, unfeasibly beautiful vocal performing amid a cloud of blissed out chords. The remix from Pictures Music artist Dauwd opts for a similar approach, albeit with a more trancey feeling; the groove remains languid, but the vocals are more tripped out and lazy, like the unnamed vocalist has downed a pot full of Valium laced honey. Turbo duo Clouds also get in on the remixing act, and push the track towards the dance floor, with a purring bassline seething underneath lithe breakbeats.