QUINTRON'S WEATHER WARLOCK 'PATH TO COMPLETE TOTALITY' VINYL 12" RELEASE ON FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOLAR ECLIPSE

21 August 2018

QUINTRON'S WEATHER WARLOCK, A LARGE WEATHER-CONTROLLED SYNTHESIZER, SOUNDTRACKED LAST YEAR'S TOTAL ECLIPSE
FROM TMR NASHVILLE'S ROOFTOP

WEATHER WARLOCK TOURING IN SUPPORT OF SLEEP THIS FALL

LIMITED EDITIONS AVAILABLE IN NASHVILLE STOREFRONT (while supplies last) TODAY!

BLACK VINYL AVAILABLE NOW AT THIRDMANSTORE.COM

 

On the anniversary of the celestial event it celebrated, Third Man Records is pleased to announce and release the recording of Path of Complete Totality 8-21-17 Nashville, TN, the aural soundtrack to the total solar eclipse last August. The live soundtrack to the eclipse was composed in real time on the roof of Third Man Records' Nashville headquarters by the Weather Warlock, a large analog synthesizer that generates sounds based on atmospheric conditions, created by New Orleans musician and inventor Quintron. The Warlock employs sun, rain, wind, temperature, moon, and lightning to affect an E major drone chord with special sonic events occurring at sunrise and sunset. Prior to the eclipse, Quintron predicted the effects of the totality of the eclipse on the Weather Warlock's sensors will produce a very dramatic effect, and he was indeed correct.

As the temperature dropped, the sky darkened, and the sun's globe became but a blinding outline, the hypnotic drone soundtrack was piped throughout Nashville's PieTown neighborhood (mercifully well placed along the "Path of Totality"), creating a completely immersive experience for spectators' eyes, ears and souls. Mics were run from Third Man's roof down to our Blue Room studio, cutting this A-Side, an 18-minute moment-of-cosmic-climax, direct-to-acetate for your record collection. 

The B-Side features a similar recording of the Weather Warlock responding musically to a hail storm in New Mexico earlier last Summer.

Learn more about Quintron's Weather Warlock at weatherfortheblind.org, and listen to a piece done by WKNO (NPR for the Mid-South) here. Watch a recap from our Occulting the Sunn Event below...

Weather Warlock - the band - will be touring with Third Man Records stoner metal band Sleep this Fall. Tickets are on sale Friday, August 24th. Dates below:

12/05 - Atlanta, GA / Variety Playhouse

12/06 - Atlanta, GA / Variety Playhouse

12/07 - Richmond, VA / The National

12/08 - Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE

12/10 - Cincinnati, OH / Taft Theatre

12/11 - Louisville, KY / W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre

12/14 - San Antonio, TX / Paper Tiger

12/15 - Houston, TX / White Oak Music Hall

12/16 - Dallas, TX / The Bomb Factory