Kingdoms in Colour

Album Review of Kingdoms in Colour by Maribou State.

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Kingdoms in Colour

Maribou State

Kingdoms in Colour by Maribou State

Release Date: Sep 7, 2018
Record label: Counter Records
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock

77 Music Critic Score
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Kingdoms in Colour - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

Exclaim - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Maribou State's latest endeavour is a veritable music buffet, filled with savoury melodies and soundscapes. Following the success of 2015's Portraits, Maribou State, aka Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, return with their much anticipated sophomore album. In addition to being a smorgasbord of sonic delights, Kingdoms in Colour cements the London duo's status as rising stars within the electronic music scene.   Maribou State's musicianship has long fielded comparisons to the likes of Bonobo, Portishead and the xx — acts that have garnered ….

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New Musical Express (NME) - 80
Based on rating 4/5

Global influence finds its way onto the British duo's triumphant second album Touring can suck the life out of most bands, but not Maribou State. Following the success of their stellar 2015 debut album 'Portraits', the band headed out on a lengthy world tour to celebrate and promote it. But this experience was also the catalyst for the future. During and after, the British duo scoured the planet for inspiration, taking field recordings of the cities they would conquer - Delhi, Sydney and Lisbon to name a few - and use them as inspiration for their second album, 'Kingdoms In Colour', a kaleidoscopic triumph.

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The Line of Best Fit - 70
Based on rating 7/10

After successfully forging their breakthrough debut Portraits in their home-built studio in Hertfordshire, they attempted to build upon their momentum with a new album, settling for a new base in London. Unfortunately, this didn't have the desired effect. If anything, this move held them back. Their answer was to look outwards; at all their experiences over the past few years - using their journey to fuel their creative spark.

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