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Dave Willey

Dave Willey
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Dave Willey (born 1963) is an American experimental musician and composer, best known as the co-founder and member of the Boulder, Colorado-based avant-rock group Hamster Theatre. He is also a member of Thinking Plague and 3 Mice. He has released solo albums and has performed with Hamster Theatre and Thinking Plague in the United States and Europe.
Website
http://www.myspace.com/hamstertheatre
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Releases on file (15)
Thinking Plague — Hoping against Hope Thinking Plague — Hoping against Hope
(Cuneiform Rune 421, 2017, CD)
Yūgen — Death by Water Yūgen — Death by Water
(AltrOck Productions ALT-053, 2016, CD)
Ligeia Mare — Songs We Never Thought Of Ligeia Mare — Songs We Never Thought Of
(Concrete 0002, 2013, CD)
Ligeia Mare — Ligeia Mare Ligeia Mare — Ligeia Mare
((Not on label) no#, 2012, CD)
3 Mice — Send Me a Postcard 3 Mice — Send Me a Postcard
(Les Disques Rayés 008, 2012, CD)
Thinking Plague — Decline and Fall Thinking Plague — Decline and Fall
(Cuneiform Rune 320, 2011, CD)
Dave Willey & Friends — Immeasurable Currents Dave Willey & Friends — Immeasurable Currents
(AltrOck Productions ALT-021, 2011, CD)
Yūgen — Iridule Yūgen — Iridule
(AltrOck Productions ALT-013, 2010, CD)
Hamster Theatre — The Public Execution of Mister Personality and Quasi Day Room Hamster Theatre — The Public Execution of Mister Personality and Quasi Day Room
(Cuneiform Rune 226/227, 2006, 2CD)
Thinking Plague — A History of Madness Thinking Plague — A History of Madness
(Cuneiform Rune 180, 2003, CD)
Hamster Theatre — Carnival Detournement Hamster Theatre — Carnival Detournement
(Cuneiform Rune 146, 2001, CD)
Thinking Plague — Upon Both Your Houses Thinking Plague — Upon Both Your Houses
(NEARfest Records NFR004, 2000/2004, CD)
Thinking Plague — In Extremis Thinking Plague — In Extremis
(Cuneiform Rune 114, 1998, CD)
Hamster Theatre — Siege on Hamburger City Hamster Theatre — Siege on Hamburger City
(Cricetus Records CR HT01, 1998, CD)
David Willey — Songs from the Hamster Theatre David Willey — Songs from the Hamster Theatre
(Prolific Records no#, 1995, CD)

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