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tropic of cancer-restless idylls 2lp (blackest ever black)

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tropic of cancer: restless idylls

Restless Idylls is the first full-length album from Tropic Of Cancer, the solo project of Los Angeles-based Camella Lobo. Lobo debuted in 2009 with The Dull Age/Victims, a 10" single on Downwards and the first of three collaborations with Juan Mendez (Silent Servant). Two years later came a second Downwards release ("Be Brave," remixed by Cabaret Voltaire's Richard H. Kirk), followed soon after by The Sorrow of Two Blooms on Blackest Ever Black -- the label's third release and one if its most cherished. Since then there have been 12" releases on Mannequin, Sleeperhold Publications, Ghostly International (a Part Time Punks Sessions live split with HTRK) and a limited edition compilation, The End of All Things, compiling singles and unreleased recordings. Restless Idylls marks TOC's return to BEB and consists of eight new recordings written in Los Angeles, with additional production from Karl O'Connor (Regis) in New York and London. Its themes? The usual: romance, devotion, pain and helplessness. Mixed up mortals struggling against the brute mechanics of fate, and proving unequal to the task. A forced retreat into private, precious idylls of longing, faith, mystery, even misery. The urgent motorik of lead single "More Alone" is perhaps a misleading foretaste of the full-length, which is more lush, languid and extravagantly despondent than previous TOC material. Troubled hymns from an empty room, in a drowned world. A sensual and sepulchral psychedelia. Cover art by Silent Editions.

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