Tropic Of CancerThe Sorrow Of Two Blooms

Tropic Of Cancer - The Sorrow Of Two Blooms album cover
Label:Blackest Ever Black – BLACKEST003
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Style:New Wave, Drone


A1A Color
A2Temporal Vessels
B1Dive (Wheel Of The Law)

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  • Mastered ByMatt*


Second issue (released summer 2011) has the same catalog number but comes in a plain black inner sleeve with exclusive printed card insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): 89438 1A BLACKEST 003 MATT @ AIR
  • Matrix / Runout (B): 89438 1B BLACKEST 003

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Sorrow Of Two Blooms (3×File, FLAC)Blackest Ever BlackBLACKEST003UK2011
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The Sorrow Of Two Blooms (12", 45 RPM, Repress)Blackest Ever BlackBLACKEST003: SECOND EDITIONUK2011
The Sorrow Of Two Blooms (3×File, MP3, 320 kbps)Blackest Ever BlackBLACKEST003UK2011
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The Sorrow Of Two Blooms (12", 45 RPM, Repress, Limited Edition, Clear )Blackest Ever BlackBLACKEST003BUK2013



  • make_a_mends's avatar
    Does anyone have a definitive answer where is the cover image sourced, in my head it's a representation of Joelle Van Dyne.
    • Micx's avatar
      Edited 10 years ago
      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's avatar
        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..."
        • rydimryder's avatar
          Edited 11 years ago
          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.


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