DDMS 6: Weyes Blood & Petia Z.
July 26, 2015
Natalie Mering who performs as Weyes Blood, has existed in the grime-ghost fringe-music catacombs since at least 2006, starting as a conventional folk singer in an unamplified universe, then transforming into a more a crouched/hieroglyphic electronic chasm style. Rooted in American and British folk, Weyes Blood pulls and stretches the style at its fringes, like a sweater that’s just begun to unravel. Traditional instruments (guitar, piano, drums) are set against electronics and tape effects, collages and the melodic qualities of delay that bridge an older world of songcraft into the future, creating a synthesis between all the best of the 20th century and those that came before.
A native of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Petia Z has grown up surrounded by the arts and folklore of her pretty-city. Her second home-town -Philly, continues to nurture those roots as she’s been extremely lucky to connect with groups like Svitanya (an American-Eastern European women’s vocal ensemble) and Philly’s own Balkan Monster – the West Philadelphia Orchestra. She is fascinated and inspired by visual and rhythmic colors; by everything that crosses her path and awakens her senses. Her eyes and ears are always open and searching for the unusual and extraordinary.She’s looking forward to taking the Double-Decker audience on a little musical tour of Eastern Europe with her vocals and accordion.