This second edition in the series of 10 vinyl records are 3 brand new tracks by the strangely beautiful and intoxicating sound of Tropic Of Cancer and a picture etching by Miranda Lehman. Tropic of Cancer is the solo project of LA-based Camella Lobo; Taylor Burch of Dva Damas joins her for live performances, and Juan Mendez (aka Silent Servant) had a hand in the first three Tropic of Cancer records, The Dull Age / Victims, Be Brave and The Sorrow Of Two Blooms. The band’s romantic yet sparse, curiously numbed-out sound yolks together elements of goth, shoegaze, Martin Hannett-produced post-punk and even Angelo Badalamenti’s music for Twin Peaks, and has earned them a sizable cult following. Blending bleak minimal electronics and gorgeously mournful vocals and the spirit of post-punk and industrial underpinnings, Tropic Of Cancer have stoked their slow burning reputation into the makings of what is being referred to as a ‘modern classic.’
The B-side of the vinyl contains an original, detailed etching of a piece by amazing Portland-based photographer & filmmaker, Miranda Lehman, who also provided the artwork for the front and back sleeve. Miranda takes photographs that are like dreams — stunning and mysterious. For this release she provided 2 haunting images, of which one was etched on one of the side of the vinyl record.
1. A Feast (03:11)
2. Wake the Night (07:31)
3. Children of a Lesser God (06:01)
***** Description of physical packaging:
— Vinyl only, 350 pressed copies.
— One-sided 180 gram LP format. A-side contains music, B-side contains an artist etching (done by Miranda Lehman). Cardboard sleeve.
Release date: 27 September 2012
Recording location(s): Sunken City / San Pedro, CA
Mastering: Matt Colton @ Air Studios