Pseudo Erotica and Beyond, 1986​-​1998

by David E. Williams

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mirroracle why do you love this album?
WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT?
it makes a boy like me, feel like a goddamn PRINCESS
theres a song about our white dishmop: I bellow "Bemilly, I forgive you" and a song that namechecks the gun I always wanted: the Schmeiser machine pistol...
in Universe B this unassuming genius of the popular song is afforded demigod status, but here (Universe 'A') people actually take coldplay seriously...
David. E., I salute you.... Favorite track: Wotan Rains on a Plutocrat Parade.
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Although PSEDUO EROTICA (a vinyl EP of the first 4 tracks here) was self-released in 1988, this full compilation wasn't released until 2005 (on CD by Old Europa Cafe).

Here is the Old Europa Cafe catalog description:
"Nearly 2 decades after its original release, Williams’ debut EP comes to CD in all its degenerate glory, along with 19 previously unreleased and amazing tracks from the same period of perverse creativity.
Hear Williams’ original deadpan lamentations of vomiting dogs, stolen glass eyes, and the rape of the retarded; set against an increasingly sophisticated musical backdrop of classic pop, dreary dirge, industrial, neoclassical and an early form of what would later be known as “dark ambient”! Some of these songs were eliminated from earlier releases because of their political and sexual offensiveness. But now their time has come."

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released November 1, 2005

Recorded all over the place, from the fine studios of Drew Raison, to the cassette deck in David's one bedroom apartment, to a lawn on the campus at the Pennsylvania State University. Lots of D.E.W. and Jerome Deppe but other folks as well over a 12-year period. Significant to note that none of these songs/tracks appears on the two official releases of the period, A HOUSE FOR THE DEAD AND A PORCH FOR THE DYING (1994) and I HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO LOVE YOU (1996).

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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: It Was April
Sucking a pear in a pair of socks, always a bridesmaid never a corpse. A slice and a pop and mother shrugs another: a seventh Ceasarean. Children ponder dumptrucks, steam shovels. February’s buried thaw to rest. My love pries the wired jaws of a goat, and her spinach is mine. It is Spring and I have screens for the mausoleum windows. Shades of scar upon her arm that breathe beneath her dress. Her voice, a dull and dirty knife through newly pregnant flesh. The getaway hearse left a week ago, wash line pajamas still hang. Some kind of flag, those ghost clothes, grey and flannel. We imagine all those cats of hers tracking brain through the house like memories or dander. It was her brother-in-law who thought to call Stanley Steamer.