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Rozz Williams

Biography

Whether Rozz Williams left Christian Death to pursue new artistic directions or simply to be left alone with his addictions is open for debate. Indefeasibly, these solo pursuits suffered badly from Williams' artistically ruinous drug habits. Neue Sachlichkeit, for instance, sounds like the leftover tailings of his Premature Ejaculation work, and The Whorse's Mouth is a thinly veiled Spoken Word album that adds up to little more than a series of loud, drowning sounds made during Williams' deliquescent slide into self-pity and pusillanimity. Miraculously, he managed to make up for these silly specimens of vampire poop with Dream Home Heartache (1995), an album of vocal duets with Goth chanteuse Gitane DeMone (also ex-Christian Death). The torchy songs on this LP put forth the last light cast by Williams' once formidable writing and singing talents, and that light is wholly radiant. Together, DeMone and Williams recorded an opus of Gothic cabaret songs that resonates with an austere beauty comparable to Scott Walker. Only such a pearl could permit us to overlook the slime around it.
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