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Colder: Goodbye/The Rain album review

Album Review

French maverick returns with a contrasting, engaging pair of albums.

Last year’s Many Colours was the first album in a decade from Colder, alias Marc Nguyen Tan, and he follows this up with another two sets released on the same day. Evidently they’re designed to represent two sides to his sound, and Goodbye is noticeably the more accessible of the pair. The Hill benefits from a hypnotic, spiralling synth riff, Cold Hand Bop and Sugar are built around a minimalistic, Suicide-esque technobilly groove, and the organ-flecked shuffle of Sad Faces recalls The Doors. Finally, the kraut-y title track ends the first album with a desolate keyboard motif and a thrumming motorik pulse.

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