Short Takes on 3 Albums

Tropic Of Cancer – Restless Idylls This much-anticipated debut album from Tropic Of Cancer (AKA Camella Lobo) was released in September on the Blackest Ever Black record label.  Camella’s occasionally compelling mix of the coldwave and goth genres, however, doesn’t quite gel on this album.  The problem is two-fold and involves the instrumental … [Read more...]

Technostress – Technostress EP

It's not unusual these days for band members to collaborate across great physical distances, as members in one city can work on songs with members in another by exhanging ideas and rough drafts digitally. Technostress consists of three musicians, two in DC and one in LA, yet the band has managed to record an EP and tour Japan. If that's not … [Read more...]