But enough about that. I can forward you on the full 15,000 word dissertation and recommend you an album to listen to while you’re reading it if that’s really your thing.
Kingdoms of Colour is the perfect follow up to Portraits. It’s chilled-out, heartful music, accessible but fun, dance-friendly electronic sounds with that sun-soaked Maribou State, technicolor, travelling wonder that fans loved on record one and have been waiting for on the second. It’s an album that's been almost universally critically-acclaimed, and in our opinion, rightly so.
Live, the album is transformed into something you might not expect. With albeit incredibly impressive live instrumental work across the board, certain songs lose the neatly-cut electronic edge which defines their sound on the albums and almost spill into indie soundtracks, but the group go hard on the synths and electronic input in other places to make up for this.
It’s good music and an enjoyable listen throughout the set, but the music on stage does sounds pretty different to what’s on the record at times.