Local organist/mad scientist Quintron and his performance artist partner in crime Miss Pussycat just put the finishing touches on a new album, Sucre Du Savage, recorded under circumstances that can be considered unique even by the standards of the Crescent City’s most esoteric musical duo. As part of the exhibit “Parallel Universe – Quintron and Miss Pussycat Live at City Park”, the husband/wife team reported to the New Orleans Museum of Art (located in scenic City Park) every day for three months to record the album in completely public gallery space. It should come as no surprise that things got weird at the end:
Quintron also spent the last seven days of the exhibit roaming around the New Orleans City Park taking field recordings. That journey outside led to the album’s split nature; part one features Quintron writing the way he usually does but with far wider instrumentation, with tympani, vibraphone, whistling, and tape loops joining the ranks of Drum Buddy and electric organ. Part two, on the other hand, features the the musician blending the sounds of nature and various electronic and acoustic instruments.
To celebrate and promote the new album (and probably knock out any lingering cabin fever) Quinton and Miss Pussycat are taking a swing through the Gulf South, including a residency at the Bruise Cruise Festival, before heading back to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras. They will be hosting the Spellcaster Maritime Ball on March 5 and returning to One Eyed Jacks for their annual Lundi Gras extravaganza, this year joined by The Black Lips, Vockah Redu and Turbo Fruits.