Quintron Cuts LP in a Museum

Sucre du Sauvage is due
out April 12 on Goner. Ben Stiller was not involved.

 

By Blurt
Staff

 

Outsider keyboard maestro Quintron has a new
album incoming: it was recorded last year, from January 29th through May 2nd,
at the New Orleans Museum of Art in a public gallery space and as part of an
exhibit (which also included a Drum Buddy retrospective and enormous Miss Pussycat puppet display) titled “Parallel Universe – Quintron and Miss
Pussycat Live in City Park.”

 

Quintron says his intent behind the exhibit was
not to entertain museum-goers, but rather to ignore them completely and record
the new album.  When needed however, viewers would be called in to be part
of the process and used for backing vocals, hand claps, and other background
noises, sounds, and effects.

 

During the last seven days of the recording,
Quintron chose to roam the museum grounds, also known as “New Orleans City Park,”
making field recordings which would eventually be woven into the album’s final
mixes.

 

The end result is a schizophrenic two-part
album.  

 

Part 1 finds the usual Quintron, writing
straight ahead jams but using far more instrumentation than usual (tympani,
drum loops, vibraphones in addition to the Drum Buddy and electric organ)
including two dreamy Miss Pussycat tracks “Banana Beat” and
“Spirit Hair”) all w/ the aforementioned field recordings creeping
in.

 

Part 2 is where the field recordings completely
take over.  Electronic and acoustic instruments blur together w/ the
sounds of ducks, insects, birds, water, and even museum elevators until they
become brutal hypnotic madness.

 

Quintron explains:  “The NOMA
sessions produced literally thousands of hours of tape.  What you have
here is the cream of that crop – the sucre du sauvage.  There was no post
production of overdubs.  When the exhibit closed, the album was finished.
 It is what it is and it probably ain’t happening again anytime
soon.”

 

Quintron and Miss Pussycat will head out on a
series of dates next month alongside Ty Segall, Cave, Jeff The Brotherhood and
more, and will also be performing at Miami’s “Bruise Cruise” to the
Bahamas (w/ guests The Black Lips, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees, Surfer Blood and
more) as well as performing at Mardi Gras w/ The Black Lips, Turbo Fruits,
Cave, and others. Tour itinerary tba.

 

Track
Listing:

 

1. Ring The
Alarm
2. Face Down in the Gutter
3. New Years Night (Boogie Children)
4. Kicked Out of Zolar X
5. Banana Beat
6. Sucre Du
Sauvage
7. All Night Right of Way
8. Spirit Hair
9. Elevator
10. Deer in the Clouds
11. Bells
12. Train Ride
13. Jazz Bar
14. Morning

 

 

 

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