TROPIC OF CANCER – PERMISSIONS OF LOVE 12” EP (Mannequin MNQ 027)
Release Date: 28th May 2012
Mannequin is really proud to announce the forthcoming brand new 12” from Tropic of Cancer, one the most important realities in the modern post-punk and darkwave scene.
The band consists of Camella Lobo and Juan Mendez, widely known for his minimal techno output as Silent Servant on the darkly heralded Sandwell District label.After two sold-out releases on labels Blackest Ever Black and Downwards, Tropic Of Cancer have stoked their slow burning reputation into the makings of what isbeing referred to as a ‘modern classic.’ Though Tropic Of Cancer’s sound has been called gothic, cold wave and drone pop, the band’s take on their influences isanything but nostalgic. Lobo and Mendez have managed to imbue their own elusive gaze and craft a strangely beautiful and intoxicating sound in the wake of theirpredecessors.
The three tracks on this new 12” take us gently by the hand into a slowed-down opium dream – it’s like watching the desert from the same stark corners where Lyciastood many years ago.
This EP gathers the primal thrust of their bleak Post-Punk (think about Cultural Decay shaking hands with Section 25 in their psychedelic/buddhist years) and Minimal Wave aesthetics with this entirely new dimension in the music of TOC – heartfelt and deep. Cold waves have never been so warm.
A – The One Left
B1 – Beneath The Light
B2 – It’s All Come Undone
12” EP Version: Limited edition of 500 copies
DIGITAL Version: Distribution through The Orchard in the most important digital stores (iTunes, eMusic, Amazon, Nokia, Spotify and many others).