Love's Recurring Dream
"We are very happy to announce the release of Coloma's new album, Love's Recurring Dream, on Italic. After years of friendship and mutual admiration, we have seized this chance to work together. Alongside Italic's great affinity for electronic dance music in its multitude of forms, from techno to house to disco, we have always harbored a love for pop (attitudes), as exemplified by the likes of Prefab Sprout, Steely Dan, Orange Juice, Scritti Politti, Japan, Pulp or Scott Walker. The new Coloma album follows in this tradition and is an opportunity for us to reveal this aspect of our passion. We invite you to share in this world of perfect pop with us. Coloma is the collaboration between singer/lyricist Rob Taylor and producer/composer Alex Paulick. Though originally from England, the two spent a period of musical education and discovery in Cologne, Germany, where Taylor is still based. Paulick flits between Berlin, the UK and his teenage hometown in California (a few miles from the Gold Rush town of Coloma). This geographical caprice is without doubt one key to the Coloma sound. The fourth Coloma album is a song cycle with recurring harmonic and rhythmic themes. Lyrically, Love's Recurring Dream is a narrative chronicling the phases of a romance, which symbolically runs over the course of a year. In the twelve songs, singer Rob Taylor follows the progress of the seasons from spring, summer and autumn to winter, with the implicit promise that a new spring will follow. For the recording, a group of musicians was assembled in San Francisco for improvisational sessions that make up the body of the album. Precise editing by producer Alex Paulick brings coherence to these spontaneous takes, with performances ebbing and flowing between rather loose and artificially tight."