OOHS! - Tropic Of Cancel (CS)
OOHS! recorded “Tropic Of Cancel” in the peak of summer. When neither day job nor temperatures allow you to properly breathe or exist. Thus the need to replace the urban haze with imaginary landscapes, preferably covered in scorching sand and near a big blue ocean. “Tropic Of Cancel” does not only sound as a heat-induced illusion, it was recorded in a similarly mysterious way.
Over the course of this six-track release, Maxim Mokdad and Margg Names swim in loops from ancient drum machines and mysterious samples recorded on the thin borderline between sleep and reality. These are the backbone of “Tropic Of Cancel” over which the duo carefully layers spacey and catchy guitars, warm synths and cloudy vocals. Numerous conversations over numerous cups of tea couldn't help us pigeonhole this record. Is this music primitive pop, kraut folk or lo-fi psychedelia? Or does it feature all of this, plus everything found in between? Who cares, just slam the door and drive or drift away.
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Solid orange cassette in hand-number edition of 50, with full-color printed two-panel j-card.
Photos by Mihail Novakov.
Released Dec 15, 2017. This is amek016.