Tropic is a reworking of lost, forgotten and unreleased O Yuki Conjugate (OYC) tracks recorded in London in 1994-95, with processing and post-rationalisation completed during 2015-16. The album explores a sonic territory area OYC have christened “dirty ambient” – multi layered, hyper textural and distinctly gritty. Release on limited edition vinyl album and CD format, Tropic comprises two 24-minute tracks: “The Fate of Less Valuable Animals” and “Darkness was Here Yesterday”. It is intended as a companion album to the band’s Equator release from the mid 1990s.
All Tropic tracks written by A. Hulme, R. Horberry, M. McGeorge, P. A. Woodhead and D. Mudford, with saxophone provided by J. Gardiner. Tropic’s sleeve is designed by Adrian Harrison and features an original painting by actor Frederick Schimmelschmidt. The album was mastered by Detlef Funder (Konrad Kraft).
300 copies on
black clear vinyl LP, with insert, and 300 copies on CD.