Published Jul 11, 2013Coldwave songwriter Tropic of Cancer has earned the attention of music fans with a string of mini-releases and compilation contributions, and now the Los Angeles songwriter also known as Camella Lobo is preparing her first full-length. Restless Idylls is out on Blackest Ever Black on September 23.
The album was written and performed by Lobo in Los Angeles, with Karl O'Connor contributing additional production in New York and London. A press release describes it like this: "Its themes? The usual: romance, devotion, pain and helplessness. Mixed up mortals struggling against the brute mechanics of fate, and proving unequal to the task. A forced retreat into private, precious idylls of longing, faith, mystery, even misery."
The single version of the dark, thudding synth track "More Alone" is below. This is apparently a "misleading foretaste" of the LP, which is said to be more "lush, lavish and extravagantly despondent" than Tropic of Cancer's previous minimal works. The song will be released as a limited edition 7-inch in August. At the same time, Blackest Ever Black will repress the 2011 EP Sorrow of Two Blooms on clear vinyl.
Restless Idylls will be released on gatefold double-vinyl, CD and digital download. The vinyl is available to pre-order here and the CD right here.
1. Plant Lilies at My Head
2. Court of Devotion
3. The Seasons Won't Change (And Neither Will You)
4. More Alone
5. Children of a Lesser God
6. The Hardest Day
7. Wake The Night
8. Rites of the Wild