Tackling the challenge of a second album head-on, COMA return to the fore with This Side of Paradise, a comprehensive and meticulously arranged collection that never strays far from the duo’s established modus operandi. Featuring artist contributions from Dillon (vocals on THE WIND) and MIT’s Edi Winarni (cover artwork), This Side of Paradise takes its cues from both sides of the musical fence. A further exploration and expansion of the territory initially marked with the first full- length “In Technicolor”, the new outing shows the artists commanding their craft with confidence and style – a sonic treat for seasoned connoisseurs and recent scholars alike.
While In Technicolour took three years to complete, This Side Of Paradise was compiled in six months. “It’s very much a file-sharing album coming from the cloud,” says the band of the process. “We still had those collective jam sessions where we would pluck away for hours, but in the end we realized that one can indulge in too much indiscriminate jamming. From time to time, we needed a certain distance—from the music itself, and from each other, to keep things fresh and focused.”
This Side of Paradise, due out on October 9th Lead single, “Lora,” will also receive remix treatment from Pional and Robag Wruhme, with that package set to arrive on September 18.
03/B1. THE WIND
04/B2. PINGUIN POWER
05/C1. VERSE CHORUS
06/C2. POOR KNIGHT
07/D1. THE SEA