Fusing a pop sensibility with dance music’s communal properties, COMA - AKA Georg Conrad and Marius Bubat - create music rich in melody and often melancholy, their repertoire occupying an emotionally-driven corner of the electronic music spectrum, where dynamic soundscapes collide with honest lyrics.
Having initially signed to Cologne’s electronic label Kompakt, COMA may have their roots firmly in the city’s fabled club scene, but their effervescent, groove-tipped synth-pop blurs boundaries and strays outside the lines. Their new home of City Slang (Caribou, Gold Panda, Tindersticks) is the perfect fit for their hypnotic brand of indie-electro. “We’ve never been ravers,'' says COMA’s Marius Bubat. “Although we have definitely been inspired by the energy of club music”.
After releasing a steady stream of records, including 2013 debut "In Technicolor" and previous album, 2015’s "This Side of Paradise," in recent years both Bubat and Conrad have experienced a transformative time in each of their lives, marked out by a series of challenges and milestones including the loss of a parent and the birth of a child. COMA didn’t plan to make "Voyage Voyage." A spontaneous decision to scratch a creative itch resulted in an album that has proved to be a vital and cathartic tool of documentation for the Cologne duo. “Ultimately, we are just trying to reflect what’s happening around us”, says Bubat.