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Featuring former Slant 6 guitarist/vocalist Christina Billotte,
Quix*o*tic strips down said band's minimalist garage blueprint a step further into
haunting, loose, Cramps-ian terrain, with starkly simple melodies and Billotte's wispy
vocals at the forefront Highly suggested for fans of Slant 6, the Cramps, and
Satan's Pilgrims.--Nathan T. Birk
Quix*O*Tic "Night For Day"
If you mix in the right circles --or, possibly, wrong circles, perception pending-- the werk of Christina Billotte (Chris-teen-a Bil-lot-té) is held in sublime regard. Billotte started off life at the start of the last decade in a DC rockband called Autoclave, who hold hands as being they who gave both her and the utterly-graceful Mary Timony (Helium, o'course) to the world. Then, for this girl, came Slant 6, another Dischord outing that nailed some rather splendid mood-driven anglo-punk-reverent nighttime rock-trio-ism,ne'erseen in finer form than on the second record of their illustrious two-lp career,Inzombia.So, anyway, such days have long passed. But, after the passing of such days, in the year called 1999, Billotte surfaced from the black lagoon as the leader of a new rock pack, called Quix*o*tic. An early single gave way to a full-length, issued just as the year wound up to zeros. Night For Day, such an album (such an album recorded by cats called Craig Bowen and Guy [that's "Gee" kids] Picciotto), stays fairly consistent with its fairly impressive lineage. Even if it do unfold a little more slowly (as you kinda expect), Quix*o*tic stretch their limbs with more skeletally-bareboned non-rocking rock-n-roll. More simple rock-trio-ism that sits in some kind of strange un-genre of unfettered note-playing-guitar/loud-drum/shifting-bass type sound. And, the while, most of the while, Billotte lets peel with that deep and buttery voice, singing those spat-out words-and-works that sketch all kinds of classic-latenight-tale thoughts in charcoal. When, on the charming first-up tune, that girl does sing "and you say you're sad, but maybe your love's just bad, make all the ghoul girls cry"; it illustrates the same thoughts of horror-film/horror-in-love that were all over the record Inzombia. And, by the time the record rolls-credits on a take on traditional/religious ode I Am The Light Of The World --Billotte's torch-clutching voice kept warm over a burning beatnik pushbeat-- this latest full-length chapter of Billotte-ism is just as convincing as that last one.
Quix*o*tic s/t 7" EP (IX 002)
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QUIX-O-TIC Night for Day CD Ixor Stix IS3
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