Unicornicopia was the performance art moniker of Natalie Elizabeth Weiss from 2001 - 2015. Although new songs and arrangements were woven into each multi-media performance, only one album of original music was ever recorded: Grace You're a Dear, which was created in 2005 and released on limited edition hand-scented CD-R. The slow pace of life during the pandemic gave Weiss time to reflect, go through old hard drives and develop compassion for who she was when creating Grace You're a Dear fifteen years ago. Weiss caught up with Joe McGinty – the album's producer – and together they decided that Grace deserved a wider release.
Grace You're a Dear is a snapshot of Weiss in her early 20s: a bi-sexual performing artist juggling possibility, polyamory and protestant guilt. The record is at turns blissfully experimental and borderline musical theater, with swells of white noise and distortion contrasting with Weiss’ earnest lyrics and simple delivery. Coming out on Diving Horse Records, Grace You’re a Dear is now available on all digital platforms.
MUSICIANS ON ALBUM
Natalie Elizabeth Weiss, Joe McGinty, Jason McMahon, John Leland, Ben Bromley, Ryan Snow, Jeff Hermanson, Kathryn Weiss
MiniMoog Model D
Hohner Clavinet D6
Fender Rhodes Suitcase Piano
Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Baldwin Acrosonic Spinet Piano
360 Systems Digital Keyboard
Roland SVC-350 Vocoder
RMI Keyboard Computer KC-2
Mbira made by the Shona people in Zimbabwe
Breeders "Cannonball" Microphone
Casiotone MT - 55