Poison the Well – Tropic Rot – 2 x LP
The Tropic Rot – Summarized as: Brutal, Beautiful, Brilliant. South Florida’s finest return in fine form by sputnik.com, is the fifth album by American experimental hardcore band Poison The Well. It was for that reason that it makes things just that little bit upsetting knowing this is most probably their last album together. They went on hiatus in 2010 and have yet to say anything about reforming.
The album itself has a flurry of hardcore and the odd few slightly less hardcore tracks, which are not as likely going to make you convulsively start thrashing about wherever you are. The double brown marble vinyl amazing and the artwork is great to look at in this format.
The actual vinyl
This double brown marble vinyl comes housed in a pretty standard glossy cardboard gate-fold case. The brown vinyls themselves are furthermore housed in plain white slips in each side. Front is the art work, middle has lyrics, credits and old school looking photos and the back has the tracklisting.
Not sure what else to say about the actual vinyl. The center images on the vinyl can be seen in the pictures below. Most are new images however side B of vinyl 1 has the front artwork.
On further investigation there is also a black and white vinyl edition as well. The colour is straight out half black/half white. Although I do prefer the brown marble as it really suits the older looking artwork.
Via the blankpageempire site, it says there were only 333 printed on brown (though it calls it “peach”), and 667 available on black/white.
A – 1 Exist Underground
2 Sparks It Will Rain
B – 1 Pamplemoose
2 Who Doesn’t Love A Good Dismemberment
3 Antarctica Inside Me
C – 1 When You Lose I Lose As Well
2 Celebrate The Pyre
3 Are You Anywhere
D – Makeshift Clay You
2 Without You And One Other I Am Nothing
3 D10 D11
It depends what edition you want, but from what I can tell, the brown is darn near impossible to find. I was lucky enough to get it when Bullet records were having a clear out and scored it for about $20.
Ebay – $45+ not including shipping (always check what colour it is if that’s important to you)
Blank page empire records – ONLY BLACK AND WHITE LEFT for $16 plus shipping. Which is a lot better than $40 +. Remember there is only 667 copies so don’t blame me if it sells out soon. http://blankpageempire.bigcartel.com/product/poison-the-well-the-tropic-rot
Not available anywhere else of current. This is a bit of a rare one folks.