ABOUT

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 RecordsGrace 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

INSTRUMENTS USED

MiniMoog Model D

ARP2600

Mellotron M400

ARP Omni-2

Hohner Clavinet D6

Fender Rhodes Suitcase Piano

Wurlitzer Electric Piano

Baldwin Acrosonic Spinet Piano

Glockenspiel

360 Systems Digital Keyboard

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder

Breakaway Vocalizer

Accordion

Toy Xylophone

RMI Keyboard Computer KC-2

Mbira made by the Shona people in Zimbabwe

Jenco Celeste

Air Conditioner

Suzuki Omnichord

Breeders "Cannonball" Microphone

Casiotone MT - 55

Woodblocks

Trombone

Trumpet

Drumset

Toy Piano
SP404SX

SP404
SP303
SP202