Today we present the third and final installment of our Room 205 episode with Tropic of Cancer, featuring the long gaze and subtle ways of minimal wave chanteuse Camella Lobo and musical associate Taylor Burch.
Los Angeles based artist Camella Lobo has been quietly releasing music under the moniker, Tropic Of Cancer, since 2009. Drenched in romanticism and soaked in themes of solitude, mortality and love, her music forms a strangely hypnotic connection with its listener. Lobo’s majestic vocals, warmly cradled by waves of ascending synths, plangent guitar, and foreboding beats, summon the listener into a world of dark decadence and delicate beauty. Tropic Of Cancer’s post-punk meets shoegaze output brings to mind a culmination of influences, ranging from Julee Cruise to Joy Division, yet asserts its own obscure sound that’s nearly impossible to classify. Formerly a duo with minimal electronic artist, Silent Servant, Lobo has enlisted the assistance of Taylor Burch to help execute her music in a live setting.
Special thanks goes to Camella Lobo and Taylor Burch for making this episode of Room 205 possible. Without their good will and graceful songs we couldn’t have done it. Thanks also to director Luis Farfan, set designer Tamarra Younis, audio engineer Jon Gilbert, DP Conor Simpson, editor Forrest Borie, producer Arlie Carstens and web czar Marcel Appelman. Yes, this is truly one of our all-time favorite episodes.