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Tropic Of CancerThe Dull Age / Victims

Label:Downwards – DO 2
Format:
Vinyl, 10", Limited Edition, 45 RPM, White
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Abstract, Drone

Tracklist

AThe Dull Age
AAVictims
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Notes

Track A: "recorded live in the spring 2009 in the north east"
Track AA: "recorded live in the winter 2008 in the north east"

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Glossy paper insert included with release information

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Dull Age / Victims (10", Limited Edition, Repress)DownwardsDO 2UK2009
New Submission
The Dull Age / Victims (10", Limited Edition, Repress)DownwardsDO 2UK2011
New Submission
The Dull Age / Victims (2×File, FLAC, Single)DownwardsDO02UK2011

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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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