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June Album: Coma – This Side of Paradise

June has been a struggle for an album. David has used his one allowed objection of the year, some albums were only available via a digital format, and some albums didn’t feel right. With those factors I had to revisit the drawing board and pick a wild card. Brothers, may I introduce ‘Coma’ and their brilliant ‘This Side of Paradise’.

I have previously shared the Robag Wruhme remix of ‘Lora’ which found a solid place in my sets last year on the 1’s and 2’s and also became a fan favourite in our house. Naturally I went looking for more and fell in love with Coma and this album. Coma hail from Cologne and release on the amazing Kompakt Records.

There are many things that I love about this album, the first is the way it flows. It’s starts things off with ‘Borderline’ which nicely settles you in for the 8 track journey with a slow melodic build to what I can only describe as the perfect pace for a pre disco shuffle. The familiar ‘Lora’ follows which sets a good standard moving forward.

This album has found a strong place in my life around the house, at work and in the car. It’s lets you get lost in it if you let it. ‘The Wind’ is catchy but haunting.  It also introduced me to the vocalist Dillion who is worth checking out as well.

Showing a slight build to the pace throughout, the likes of ‘Pigeon Power’ and ‘Verse Chorus’ remind me a little of something Mylo would make. Whilst ‘Poor Knight’ makes me want to go raving and always seems much more fast paced then in reality in actually is.

‘The Sea’ is another stand out and I highly recommend you check out the Baio remix. Another track that has found a firm home in my sets. Lastly ‘Happiness’ ties things up through grimly building before bringing itself back down and finishing out the album.

It confuses me what category to put this music in. Is it ‘chill out’, ‘deep house’, ‘electronica’? The 4/4 beats make it dance driven, but it seems to have a place within a club but also very far away from one. It’s easy to leave this album on repeat and I heavily suggest this approach as it sinks in nicely.

Hayley and Luke seem to like it as much as me. Hopefully Coma also finds a place in your lives. Enjoy brothers!