Third Man Records has announced "Occulting The Sunn," an event celebrating the total solar eclipse happening Aug 21 in Nashville. The event will feature New Orleans musician and inventor Quintron's Weather Warlock, a large analog synthesizer controlled completely by the weather. Weather Warlock employs sun, rain, wind, temperature, moon and lightning to affect and E major drone chord with special sonic events occurring at sunrise and sunset. The performance will last through the partial eclipse (beginning to end) as well as the totality.
Weather Warlock will be conducted by Quintron on the roof of Third Man Records. They will have a special PA set up outdoors with speakers both projecting from the roof and ground to pipe the hypnotic soundtrack throughout their area in the PieTown neighborhood, creating a completely immersive experience for spectators' eyes, ears and souls.
Third Man will be running mics from the roof down to their mastering studio and cutting the totality portion of the eclipse soundtrack direct to acetate for future release as well (more details on that below). The event will open with an invocation from poet Janaka Stucky at 12:30pm. TMR-branded viewing glasses will be provided for the first 500 attendees, one per person.
Third Man will be selling a limited edition colored vinyl 12" record in their Nashville store only of Weather Warlock performing "Microburst Hail Storm: 6-27-2017 - Las Vegas New Mexico." This will be a one-sided album with a unique hand-done manipulation from Quintron on each and every copy.
The "Microburst Hail Storm" track will be available again at a later date as a completed standard, and widely available, LP wherein the B-Side will be comprised of the best 18 minutes from the August 21 Eclipse show (which Third Man is recording Direct-to-Acetate). Together, this makes a complete set of music created by two separate but extraordinary celestial / meteorological occurrences.
On-site will be refreshments, food trucks, live Tarot readings, Moon Pies and Sun Drop (natch'). Third Man will also be selling screen printed posters for the performance, Eclipse T-Shirts and stickers in their store as well any and all other space-themed items from their past that they can dig out of the archives.