The Black Heart Procession
From page 99 of Classic Rock Magazine December 2002
'Amore Del Tropico'
(Touch And Go) A deliciously evocative murder mystery in sound, this fourth full-len g th collection from San Die g o's Black Heart Procession can mellow your prevailin g mood with such astoundin g efficacy that it really ou g ht to be made available on prescription. Yet while 'Amore Del Tropico' provides the direct portal to a dreamy, mind-massa g in g ly seductive alternate reality of cinematic soundscapes and mesmerisin g understatement, its underlyin g core is that of a softly spoken psychodrama irresistibly reminiscent of David Lynch. Beneath its outwardly calmin g exterior of Lennon-informed Flamin g Lips melancholia, there's a broodin g , subterranean menace at work; a perpetually ominous ambience that casually destabilises its easy demeanour in the g eneral direction of ma g netic, hackle-raisin g g enius. *****