Review: Since making their debut on Firm in 2008, deep synth-pop meets wonky tech-house duo Coma has delivered a number of impressive releases for Correspondant and Kompakt. Here they return to the latter imprint with their first EP since 2013. A precursor to their soon-come sophomore set, "Lora" is warm, hazy, cute and bubbly, with rich synthesizer chords and melodies wrapping themselves around eyes-closed vocals and a peculiarly shuffling drum machine rhythm. It's radio friendly, but also off-kilter and "underground" enough for club plays. Pional doffs a cap to dub disco and Balearic pop on his eccentric remake, while Robag Wruhme provides the obligatory big room rub with a slice of quirky tech-house/deep house fusion.
Review: The duo of Georg Conrad and Marius Bubat have been active for a good seven years now, having already delivered a long player to Kompakt some two years called In Technicolor. Bar some early diversions to other labels they have remained betrothed to the Cologne institution, and in that time they have honed their pop-laced electronics with fine results, culminating presently with this new album. Dillon lends her vocals to "The Wind" to demonstrate the songwriting nous the duo possess, while elsewhere the instrumental fare says plenty on its own from the funky broken beat of "Verse Chorus" to the swaying rhythm of "Poor Knight".