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Friday, December 16, 2016

Panic Engines Bandcamp

The first cassette release by my analog synth noise project Panic Engines "A Box On Angles, Thin Arms Extended Irons" (Disembraining Songs, 2013) is now available on Bandcamp. You can listen for free at any time from the Bandcamp page, or the release is available for download for the very reasonable and affordable price of $5 Canadian (funds received from download sales will help support my addiction to gummy worms...and may also be put towards the release of more Panic Engines and other super-cool stuff!).

And, need I remind you that "A Box On Angles, Thin Arms Extended Irons" was named one of the top 5 drone albums of 2014 by BlogTO!

Here it is!

More to come very soon!

- W.A.Davison

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

{Eel}~ Ixer

Neal D. Retke's massive various artists compilation/collaboration "{EeL​}​~ Ixer - Vol 1 :​:​Performance Relic" has just hit the streets (uh, the virtual streets of the interwebs, that is)! I have a Bim Prongs track and a collab track with {An} Eel on the release and there is a pants load of other great tracks as well (40 tracks, in all)! Chek eet ooot!!

- W.A.Davison

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Carousel Magazine launch

On Nov. 23rd, I will be performing at the Guelph launch for Carousel magazine issue 37 and the 4Panel 1 book. Details follow:

Please join us to celebrate the release of both CAROUSEL 37, and the new spin-off experimental comic strip anthology, 4PANEL 1. We will be holding a double launch at Silence in downtown Guelph where the community is invited to engage with the newest issue of CAROUSEL, the CAROUSEL editorial team, as well as the curator of the 4panel experimental comic project (

The evening will feature performances by the following creators: William Davison (sound performance), Mark Connery (reading), Mark Laliberte (reading / projection-performance) and John Nyman (reading). Additionally, there will be an open mic segment to the evening, where we invite anyone who wishes to read to come up to the mic as well!

BONUS: The first 25 people at the event will receive a FREE copy of CAROUSEL 37, the new issue — otherwise, magazines and the 4PANEL 1 book will be available for purchase during the event. Beverages will also be available for purchase, courtesy of Silence.

Nov. 23, 7 - 9pm
at Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph

Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ken is gone

I am greatly saddened to learn of the death of my friend and fellow improviser Ken Aldcroft. It's difficult to believe that the vibrant and ever jovial, joyful man that I just played music with a few weeks ago is suddenly gone. It is a great loss.

Michael Lynn has created a page gathering together many of Ken's performances. It is one of many tributes I expect to see as news of Ken's passing spreads -

 - W.A.Davison

Saturday, September 17, 2016


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