Memoirs of an Aesthete MOA-73
Unlikely re-stock of this edition of 300 copies 7” jointly released by Phil Todd’s Memoirs Of An Aesthete and Mel Delaney’s Smokers Gifts. Weyes Bluhd is Natalie Mering, one-time member of Jackie-O Motherfucker and collaborator with Karl Bauer’s Axolotl, now opertaing as Weyes Blood on Not Not Fun. The sound is damaged and very lo-fi, with an A-side that recalls aspects of The Dead C’s “Communication With Heaven” and even P.A.R.A. “Memoirs of An Aesthete and Smokers Gifts are very excited to be collaborating on the release of this 7" by an up-and-coming talent from Philadelphia,USA, Weyes Bluhd, aka Natalie Mering. Whilst still in her teens she'd already feathered her cap touring with Jackie O' Motherfucker and Axolotl. Her impromptu Leeds show on a 2007 UK tour had everyone spellbound, and we just couldn't wait to release something by her. Playing all the instruments (including some contraptions of her own design), Weyes Bluhd conjures up two classics of eldritch pop on this fine biscuit. With a superbly home-made analogue feel (the master was sent on a cassette! yes, in this day and age), Natalie's skewed ballads drenched in feedback may remind us old folks of the Xpressway "sound" from way back.” – Phil Todd.