Hello Columbus

by David E. Williams

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Although released in 1999...It's 1492 all over again, as savage white noise collides with a delicate string quartet and Williams sings merrily of slaughter, Faustian hegemony and
    the drying socks of failed contemporary artists. As Deleuze said of Sacher-Masoch, Williams once again demonstrates "a peculiar way of 'desexualizing' love while at the same time sexualizing the entire history of humanity."

    3-song CD EP that also features "Not a Gear at All" and "Listen Somewhat Awkward." Enigmatic and sometimes harsh electronics weave dramatically through an ensemble of Jerome Deppe on guitar, Kenneth Brune on saxophone, Michael Scott on drums and The Academy Quartet on strings.

    Commercially, this CD was an attempt to graft Williams' songwriting style onto the aggressive elecronic, pseudo-industrial style of artists popular at the time (Marilyn, NIN, Rammstein). In essence, to become more popular by being less "pop."

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    Get all 9 David E. Williams releases available on Bandcamp and save 45%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Almost Alive in Two Zero One Five, Trust No Scaffold Built of this Bone, Ensemble Experience Project, Every Missing Duck is a Duck Missed, Pseudo Erotica and Beyond, 1986-1998, Hope Springs a Turtle, Hello Columbus, I Have Forgotten How to Love You, and 1 more. , and , .

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3-song EP released in 1999 (Ospedale) with the following press release: "It's 1492 all over again, as savage white noise collides with a delicate string quartet and Williams sings merrily of slaughter, Faustian hegemony and the drying socks of failed contemporary artists. As Deleuze said of Sacher-Masoch, Williams once again demonstrates 'a peculiar way of 'desexualizing' love while at the same time sexualizing the entire history of humanity.'"

In reality, this CD was an attempt to graft Williams' songwriting style onto the aggressive electronic, pseudo-industrial style of artists popular at the time (Marilyn, NIN, Rammstein). In essence, to become more popular by being less "pop."

Released on April 1, 1999, the day of the Columbine killings. We're not making this up; by "released" we mean: that's the day the boxes of CD's showed up.

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released April 1, 1999

Jerome Deppe on guitar, Kenneth Brune on saxophone, Michael Scott on drums and The Academy Quartet on strings.

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David E. Williams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for close to 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Blood Axis (as touring keyboardist), Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He is also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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Track Name: Hello Columbus
Your meal was manufactured
just to stain my dish.
Socks hang from the shower rod
like sad white fish.

I bathe her face in piss
for the flies about her fear it.
I penetrate her anus
with a civilizing spirit.

Oh, Columbus
Hello, Columbus...

Hello, Columbus.
Hello, Columbus.
Hello, Columbus.
Ave Columbus!

Your life was manufactured
just to feed my wish.
Socks hang from the shower rod
like slaughtered savages.

I would make love to you
if I only knew where my gun
went.
Love lives infinitely
when stripped of mutual consent.