Although conceived as a return to his early days of lyrical nihilism and musical minimalism, Williams' 7th full length release serves more as an old fashioned revue of his strengths and idiosyncrasies, from the gallows cabaret of "The One Who Doesn't Die" through to the vocal-free power electronics of "Catholic Nihilist.
Curious and inventive textures abound, but old fans will still feel warm and fuzzy within the confines of these preternatural songs of innocence --"Someday I Will Live My Life as a Horse"-- and experience -- "Thailand? (Why Can't All the World Be)."
Guest performers include:
Bain Wolfkind (solo, Nova Homo, Der Blutharsch), Jerome Deppe, Tony Cesa (Destroying Angel, Signls), Albo Sudekum (Apibus), David Talento (Music for Isolation Tanks), Jane Elizabeth (Tesco USA).
From beyond the grave appears the great American crooner Bing Crosby, in a sampled monologue of unmitigated cruelty.
The release was mastered by the renowned James Plotkin (Khanate and many others).
The CD cover is a magnificent painting by American artist Bill Rutherfoord.
1. The One Who Doesn't Die
2. War on Despair
3. Someday I Will Live My Life as a Horse
4. Vinegar Stew (workstation vers.)
5. Lillian Awoke
6. A Prostate in Autumn
7. BDA 30
8. Brazen, Ablaze
9. Thailand? (Why Can't All the World Be)
10. The Coughalong Song
11. Suicide Skyline (Method II)
12. Catholic Nihilist
13. Workplace Homicide
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"WILLIAMS" head T-shirt
Almost Alive in Two Zero One Five –
12" Multi-Color Vinyl Limited to 100 Copies, Screenprinted Chipboard Jackets (Disques de Lapin, LPN47)
Dave and Jerry
TRIUMPH OF THE WILLIAMS – THE LOST COPIES! (4-song 7 inch Vinyl), 1995
Ensemble Experience Project – Limited Edition 7" Vinyl with 5-piece band
Every Missing Duck is a Duck Missed – Full Length CD from Disques de Lapin
The Official Disques de Lapin 10 Year Anniversary Kit For Homes w/Instruction Manual
DESTROYING ANGEL Mother is Dead 7 inch vinyl
NAEVUS Silent Life CD
Hello Columbus – 3 song EP on CD
Trust No Scaffold Built of this Bone – Full Length CD from Old Europa Cafe
David E. Williams Tribute, Double CD! THE APPEAL OF DISCARDED ORTHODOXY - Limited copies available!!
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.
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