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the soft electric assurance of a better life

by williwaw

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yet another round of spontaneous amplified 'ukulele mayhem recorded in all-too-thrilling audio verité fashion at home 10 July 2021.


"When night falls ... And you lean back in the cushioned chair (yourself in motion and the world so still) and hear (from the depths of the chair) the soft electric assurance of a better life — the life which rests on wheels alone — there is a strong, sweet poison which infects the blood. I didn’t want to wake up."
- E. B. White, World Of Tomorrow, 1939


released July 10, 2021




williwaw Glasgow, UK

williwaw is a violent squall, and also a sonic malestrom produced by the two hands, two feet, four strings and many forms of amplification under the direction of Wm. McAllister Whitmer.

since a rainy day in Champaign, Illinois in 1994, williwaw has "nimbly piloted his unlikely vehicle into uncharted territory again and again, making pulsating, variegated, beautiful noise" (M. Kendrick, 2006).
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