Ryley Walker, Circuit des Yeux, Mark Trecka, Field Auxiliary | Empty Bottle | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Ryley Walker, Circuit des Yeux, Mark Trecka, Field Auxiliary 

When: Mon., Jan. 27, 9 p.m. 2014
Weyes Blood has canceled. In recent years experimental music has produced quite a few hauntingly psychedelic chanteuses who deliver mesmerizing, spooky sounds and charged postfolk vocals that range from rustic crooning to borderline avant-garde caterwauling—spell-casting Chicago acts the Humminbird and Circuit des Yeux, for example. And no one in this imaginary genre can match the creepy beauty of Weyes Blood, aka Natalie Mering, a Philadelphia native who cut her teeth in tripped-out ensembles such as Jackie-O Motherfucker and Axolotl. I recently discovered her 2011 album, The Outside Room (Not Not Fun), and it’s a stunner, with murky guitar, organ drones, and hand percussion caressing her enchanting, harrowing voice. The gorgeous, sorrowful melody of “Romneydale” floats through a reverb-heavy arrangement like a ghost, and the next track, “In the Isle of Agnito,” sounds like wigged-out musique concrete—backward tape, found sounds, brittle noise, spoken word, echo-chamber feedback, and sepulchral chants swirl, jump, and shift in a disorienting vortex. —Peter Margasak Ryley Walker and Field Auxiliary open.


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