Tropic Of Cancer ‎– The Sorrow Of Two Blooms

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A Color
Temporal Vessels
Dive (Wheel Of The Law)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BLACKEST003 Tropic Of Cancer The Sorrow Of Two Blooms(12") Blackest Ever Black BLACKEST003 UK 2011 Sell This Version
BLACKEST003: SECOND EDITION Tropic Of Cancer The Sorrow Of Two Blooms(12", RP) Blackest Ever Black BLACKEST003: SECOND EDITION UK 2011 Sell This Version
BLACKEST003 Tropic Of Cancer The Sorrow Of Two Blooms(3xFile, FLAC) Blackest Ever Black BLACKEST003 UK 2011
BLACKEST003 Tropic Of Cancer The Sorrow Of Two Blooms(3xFile, MP3, 320) Blackest Ever Black BLACKEST003 UK 2011
BLACKEST003B Tropic Of Cancer The Sorrow Of Two Blooms(12", Ltd, RP, Cle) Blackest Ever Black BLACKEST003B UK 2013 Sell This Version

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make_a_mends

make_a_mends

July 3, 2014
referencing The Sorrow Of Two Blooms, 12", BLACKEST003
Does anyone have a definitive answer where is the cover image sourced, in my head it's a representation of Joelle Van Dyne.
rizzo_rosario

rizzo_rosario

October 10, 2013
referencing The Sorrow Of Two Blooms, 3xFile, FLAC, BLACKEST003
Blackest Ever Black made an indelible mark on 2010 with a couplet of stunning releases from Raime. This year they open their leathery wings to shelter Tropic Of Cancer aka Camella Lobo and Juan Mendez (Silent Servant) for a midnight mission away from their spiritual home, Regis' Downwards sect. No doubt, this is their strongest material to date: three passionately gothic odes to the romance of misery. There are clear, strong references to the gothic digital minimalism of Martin Hannet's work on Joy Division, and maybe more apt allusions to the skinny Post Punk of Savage Republic, and Faith/Pornography/Seventeen Seconds era The Cure, but unlike many contemporary guardians of this sound, TOC's misanthropy is articulated with exquisite production values closer to those of Grouper or Broadcast, making their introversion that much more tangible and heart-breakingly glorious. Of these three songs, 'Dive (Wheel Of The Law)' is the most affecting; Lobo's lamenting vocals sigh for your sins while a malnourished drum machine paces echoic alley space like a Kafka character tortuously trapped in his misanthropy, plangent guitars precipitate a cold grey drizzle. This is severely dank, uncompromising material, and therein lies its beauty. If you're on that wavelength, this will probably be one of the most precious 12"s you'll encounter this year.

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Micx

Micx

August 3, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
referencing The Sorrow Of Two Blooms, 12", BLACKEST003
Third repress available and I'm finally going to get my hands on this great EP. Tropic Of Cancer was my introduction to new-wave, dark-wave, post-punk genre, and I'm totally hooked on this. Thank you for this fine piece of music! <3
functionalsequence

functionalsequence

July 11, 2013
referencing The Sorrow Of Two Blooms, 12", BLACKEST003
from BEB july email:
"...The [new ToC] album will be preceded in August by a limited 2013 re-press of the much sought-after Sorrow Of Two Blooms EP on clear vinyl with the original sleeve art reproduced..."
josephsp

josephsp

February 22, 2013
referencing The Sorrow Of Two Blooms, 12", RP, BLACKEST003: SECOND EDITION
The audacity of selling this record for £75.00. I'm impressed.
rydimryder

rydimryder

May 12, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
referencing The Sorrow Of Two Blooms, 12", BLACKEST003

I really enjoy this EP and its vast and haunting soundscape that pulls you in through piercing samples and hazy lyrics. While I often discuss specific tracks in my reviews, I think The Sorrow of Two Blooms stands on its own in a sense. I wouldn't be surprised if, like me, others find themselves listening to it because of the techno connection only to then realize that they are totally blown away in a rather unexpected manner. What could be perhaps best described as the lost soundtrack to Donnie Darko is a perspicuous view towards both the roots of electronic music and its future possibilities. This is by far my favourite Blackest Ever Black release and I urge everyone to check it out.