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Tropic Of CancerThe Dull Age / Victims

Genre:Electronic
Style:Abstract, Drone
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The Dull Age
Victims

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    Cover of The Dull Age / Victims, 2009-08-00, VinylThe Dull Age / Victims
    10", Limited Edition, Repress
    Downwards – DO 2UK2009UK2009
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    Cover of The Dull Age / Victims, 2009-08-00, VinylThe Dull Age / Victims
    10", Limited Edition, 45 RPM, White
    Downwards – DO 2UK2009UK2009
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    Cover of The Dull Age / Victims, 2011, VinylThe Dull Age / Victims
    10", Limited Edition, Repress
    Downwards – DO 2UK2011UK2011
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    Cover of The Dull Age / Victims, 2011-05-00, FileThe Dull Age / Victims
    2×File, FLAC, Single
    Downwards – DO02UK2011UK2011
    New Submission

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    • maroko's avatar
      maroko
      Tropic Of Cancer might be an incognito name to many, but it is only a new alias of John Mendez, AKA Silent Servant, who released a few impressive releases on the great Sandwell District imprint.
      Now he's out with an experimental ambient 10'' on the Downwards power house. Aiming more in the direction of their previous release "Radical simple practice" than the former harsh and acute techno, Tropic Of Cancer delivers two relaxing music, which does not quite fall in the ambient bin but can easily earn its place in any decent chill session. The A side, The Dull Age, has bleak percussion, a deep and droning bass line, some distant and indecipherable chants, while the flip side has Victims, an atypical tune, with percussion barely audiable as it is pushed way into the background, making it sound like it was a demo recording of some talented garage rock band drummer. The bass line takes a back seat too. To compliment that feeling, Victims also has soothing, dominant guitar riffs all over, which despite their steady presence, do not tarnish the overall laid back feel of the music. Occasional, but brief outbursts of vocals enter every once in a while, but nothing you will understand.
      Overall, this is an interesting release. I cannot say I am all that impressed, but I am eager to see where will Downwards take their sound and aesthetics next. This is a step away from their previous release, which was already a solid parting from their sound of the past.

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