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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. IV), Temporary Residence Ltd.
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WILLIAM BASINSKI

The Disintegration Loops (Vol. IV)

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Cat. Number: TRR226CD

The final reissue of Basinski's 'Disintergration Loops' series sees yet more mediations on the subject of mortailty, brought to bear through a level of fragility rarely glimpsed witihn modern music. Comparable to Ryuichi Sakamoto in terms of its gracefully hypnotic and deeply textured poetic outlook, the fact that Basinksi managed to retrieve such emotional tracts from decaying source material is testament to his towering talent. Made up of three extended pieces, each composition is unique in terms of sound, but united by a very real sense of unyielding emotional… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. IV), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. I), Temporary Residence Ltd.
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WILLIAM BASINSKI

The Disintegration Loops (Vol. I)

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Cat. Number: TRR223CD

For all those wondering where the reissue of Basinski's first instalment of the 'Disintegration Loops' series was, your wait is over! Having been held back till last, the anticipation surrounding this release could cripple a lesser man; but Basinski more than matches the task. With the back story of their inception now well documented (detailed in the liner notes) Basinski seems to have captured a sound that would overtly suggest death (i.e.. the decay of archived sound files) in a way which precipitates a renewed interest in previously doomed material and thus si… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. I), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. II), Temporary Residence Ltd.
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WILLIAM BASINSKI

The Disintegration Loops (Vol. II)

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Cat. Number: TRR224CD

In possesion of a deeply ingrained vein of raw unmitigated talent coursing through his soul, William Baskinski is a modern day Midas; with everything he touches turning to aural gold. With the reissue of parts 2-4 (why part 1 isnt here yet, jah only knows!) of the jaw-dropping 'The Disintegration Loops' series, Basinski proves why he is undoubtedly one of the greatest minimalists / soundscapers of our time. Having found acres of tape he'd archived in the 1980's, Basinski decided they should be converted to digital format in order to preserve them from decay. Too … Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. II), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. III), Temporary Residence Ltd.
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The Disintegration Loops (Vol. III)

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Cat. Number: TRR225CD

The first 20 minute composition on this reissue from William Basinksi opens with one of the most heart-breaking tracts of music I've heard for many years; a looped clutch of strings, slowly shuffling into oblivion. Gorgeous. If the PR gubbins accompanying these timely reissues is to be believed, Basinksi watched the fall of the Twin Towers from his roof whilst 'The Disintegration Loops' played in the background. I can only imagine the sheer profundity that would have instilled on such a bleak situation, with Basinski's work able to make a boiling kettle take on … Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. III), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. I) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
*New reissue and repackage via Temporary Residence of WIlliam Basinski's legendary series* For all those wondering where the reissue of Basinski's first instalment of the 'Disintegration Loops' series was, your wait is over! Having been held back till last, the anticipation surrounding this release could cripple a lesser man; but Basinski more than matches the task. With the back story of their inception now well documented (detailed in the liner notes) Basinski seems to have captured a sound that would overtly suggest death (i.e.. the decay of archiv… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. I) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. II) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
*New reissue and repackage via Temporary Residence of WIlliam Basinski's legendary series* In possesion of a deeply ingrained vein of raw unmitigated talent coursing through his soul, William Baskinski is a modern day Midas; with everything he touches turning to aural gold. With the reissue of parts 1-4 of the jaw-dropping 'The Disintegration Loops' series, Basinski proves why he is undoubtedly one of the greatest minimalists / soundscapers of our time. Having found acres of tape he'd archived in the 1980's, Basinski decided they should be converted… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. II) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. III) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
*New reissue and repackage via Temporary Residence of WIlliam Basinski's legendary series* The first 20 minute composition on this reissue from William Basinksi opens with one of the most heart-breaking tracts of music I've heard for many years; a looped clutch of strings, slowly shuffling into oblivion. Gorgeous. Basinksi watched the fall of the Twin Towers from his roof whilst 'The Disintegration Loops' played in the background. I can only imagine the sheer profundity that would have instilled on such a bleak situation, with Basinski's work able t… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. III) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. IV) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
*New reissue and repackage via Temporary Residence of WIlliam Basinski's legendary series* The final reissue of Basinski's 'Disintergration Loops' series sees yet more mediations on the subject of mortailty, brought to life through a level of fragility rarely glimpsed witihn modern music. Comparable to Ryuichi Sakamoto in terms of its gracefully hypnotic and deeply textured poetic outlook, the fact that Basinksi managed to retrieve such emotional tracts from decaying source material is testament to his towering talent. Made up of three extended piece… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. IV) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - Melancholia (Vinyl Edition), Temporary Residence Ltd.
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WILLIAM BASINSKI

Melancholia (Vinyl Edition)

Temporary Residence Ltd.

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TRR236LP

**Remastered and available on vinyl for the first time. Includes download code in gatefold jacket** William Basinski's gorgeous 2003 album is reborn on a vinyl edition for the first time. Rightly considered one of his finest works, 'Melancholia' appropriates similar techniques and process used on his now legendary 'The Disintegration Loops' to another stash of short tape loops he created in the early '80s. Across 15 short form pieces, his beautifully sparse and solemn piano figures become seductive silhouettes and haunting, recurring motifs rent in entropic relief, inceptio… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - Melancholia (Vinyl Edition), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - A Red Score In Tile, 2062
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WILLIAM BASINSKI

A Red Score In Tile

2062

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Cat. Number: 20621301CD

Composed way back in 1979, 'A Red Score In Tile' eventually surfaced as a vinyl-only edition in 2003. Made up of piano, this shows Basinski's patented tape-loop technique perfectly and still stands as one of his most affecting pieces of music. If you've heard 'Melancholia' you'll likely know what I'm talking about, piano notes are transformed into tones by the slowly disintegrating tape, and the loops become motifs all of their own. The beauty of Basinski's work is in its patience, and this early piece is a testament to that overwhelming skill, a skill that few others possess… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - A Red Score In Tile, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive, 2062
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WILLIAM BASINSKI

Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive

2062

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Cat. Number: 20621302CD

Having sat through two full cd's of some of the most sublime, drifting piano based variations I've ever heard im not quite sure how to go about putting the experience into words. Whilst 'archival' may bring to mind dusty stacks in library basements, there's a slew of old material being reissued by labels at the moment that might just serve to extinguish this semantic connection. Latest to enjoy a digital reappraisal is American composer William Basinksi (of 'Disintegration Loops' fame), whose extensive 'Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive' is now … Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - Vivian & Ondine, 2062
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WILLIAM BASINSKI

Vivian & Ondine

2062

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Cat. Number: 2062.0902      

A brand new album from one of the most revered and acclaimed ambient composers of our time, Vivian & Ondine takes the form of a single, three-quarter hour piece, once again constructed from William Basinski's signature style of tape loop manipulation. While the narrative ebb and flow is largely pinned to a single tape fragment, Basinski merged a further "dozen or so" that sunk into the mix in just the right way, adding to the aura of fluctuation and continuous evolution that's so essential to this man's work. The central theme that repeats and quivers its way through the track soun… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - Vivian & Ondine, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - 92982, 2062
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92982

2062

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Cat. Number: 20620901CD

Once again unveiling hidden treasures from his archive of tape loops, William Basinski releases three pieces made at his Brooklyn apartment during one night in 1982, adding a fourth composition (based on the same source material) made earlier this year. You can't help but wonder why this music, recorded so long ago, is only just surfacing. Was the world not ready for WIlliam Basinski in 1982, or was WIlliam Basinski simply not ready to hand himself over to an audience at that point? Whatever the reasoning, we're certainly reaping the benefits of the influential ambient composer's stockpile… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - 92982, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The River (Alternative Mix), 2062
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WILLIAM BASINSKI

The River (Alternative Mix)

2062

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Cat. Number: 2062.0803

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WILLIAM BASINSKI - El Camino Real, 2062

WILLIAM BASINSKI

El Camino Real

2062

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 20620703CD

Background information is typically scant with this latest release from William Basinski's 2062 label, but what we do know is that it features re-discovered tape loops that have been delicately re-crafted for a recent performance at the Montalvo Arts Center. Clocking in at just under 50 minutes, "El Camino Real" is another one of those breathtaking aural tapestries that Basinski seems to have such an intuitive feel for - effortlessly piecing together elements that bring to mind everything from Arvo Part through to the Cocteau Twins without ever letting go of his own signature sound… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - El Camino Real, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The River, 2062

WILLIAM BASINSKI

The River

2062

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 20620702CD

There's only so much hyperbole one site can shower on a given individual, yet despite currently wading neck-deep through the adjective-strewn prose which surrounds Mr Basinski, we're just going to make matters even worse I'm afraid... A double-disc reissue of his 2002 AM classic 'The River', Baskinski originally sculpted his shortwave symphony back in 1983 with little more than some anonymous Muzak tape-loops and a static blighted radio - before he set about slowing down his raw material, mixed them live to cassette from two 50s Norelco reel-to-reel decks and peppered it with a coat of … Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The River, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - Shortwavemusic, 2062

WILLIAM BASINSKI

Shortwavemusic

2062

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 20620701CD

Finally, the much-discussed and highly sought-after 'Shortwavemusic' has made it to cd, almost ten years after its initial release . The album originally appeared back in 1998 on Carsten Nicolai's Noton label (which as we all know would eventually turn into experimental powerhouse Raster Noton) and was issued as vinyl LP only, so this is in fact the first time the album has appeared on compact disc, not only this but Basinski has kindly bumped the package up with an extra 15 minute track. It's not like you should need much coaxing to invest in a Basinski record, but seriously this … Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - Shortwavemusic, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - Variations For Piano & Tape, 2062

WILLIAM BASINSKI

Variations For Piano & Tape

2062

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 20620601CD

Another incredible addition to William Basinski's engrossing catalogue, "Variations For Tape & Piano" is a melancholly excursion through forgotten sounds and degraded memories. Listening to this music its easy to appreciate why so many musician's these days cite basinski as an influence, most recently Boards of Canada in numerous interviews and features. As ever, though, it's left to Basinski himself to explain his work best : "Comprised of one 44 minute track, Variation #9 'Pantelleria,' this archival release is one of my all-time favorites of the piano and tape variat… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - Variations For Piano & Tape, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Garden of Brokenness, 2062

WILLIAM BASINSKI

The Garden of Brokenness

2062

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Cat. Number: 20620501CD

A brand new recording from the genius that is William Basinski, 'The Garden of Brokenness' takes a recently discovered tape loop from his piano and tape experiments (c.1979) then transforms it into a hauntingly hypnotic compisition that clocks in at 50 minutes and more than stands comprison with his 'Disintergration Loops' series. Trying to pin down what it is that makes Basinksi so special is nigh on impossible, but like all true innovators his vision and sound come together to produce something beyond the reach of a whole warehouse of adjectives, and in doing so subtly … Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Garden of Brokenness, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - Silent Night, 2062

WILLIAM BASINSKI

Silent Night

2062

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Cat. Number: 20620401CD

A single composition clocking in at 60 minutes, 'Silent Night' is a new work from the veteran American composer William Basinski, wherein he embarks on an indescribably tranquil and variegated mediation which will submerge you completely. Allowing aural tendrils to rise slowly (almost like smoke), what at first seem indistinct and untethered soon begin to take on a greater significance as structures loom through the shrouded, ineluctable broadcasts. Slow-motion it may be, Basinski nonetheless gets you where you're going in no time at all. Incredible music.
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - Nocturnes, 2062
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Nocturnes

2062

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Cat. Number: 20621201CD

'Nocturnes' is William Basinski's first new solo recording release in four years. It comprises two typically sanguine, extended compositions; 'Nocturnes' written between 1979-80 during his post-grad period in San Francisco, and 'The Trail Of Tears' recorded in 2009 for the Robert Wilson opera, 'The Life and Death of Marina Abramovich'. If there's any one way to measure the efficacy of his music, it's by how drowsy one feels after consumption. We could either do with a snooze or a strong coffee after initial listens, and we mean that with the utmost respect. The first piece revolves rec… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - Nocturnes, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - Melancholia, 2062
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WILLIAM BASINSKI

Melancholia

2062

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Cat. Number: 20620301CD

William Basinski's gorgeous 2003 album is reborn on a remastered edition. Rightly considered one of his finest works, 'Melancholia' appropriates similar techniques and process used on his now legendary 'The Disintegration Loops' to another stash of short tape loops he created in the early '80s. Across 15 short form pieces, his beautifully sparse and solemn piano figures become seductive silhouettes and haunting, recurring motifs rent in entropic relief, inception-like passageways into worlds within worlds, dreams within dreams, supernal memories coaxed from celestial bodies. Imbibe deeply and infrequently for optimal effect. Massively recommended.
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - Melancholia, 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - Watermusic (II), 2062
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WILLIAM BASINSKI

Watermusic (II)

2062

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Cat. Number: 20620302CD

The second part of William Basinski's superlative 'Water Music' series compounds even further the notion that this veteran American composer is a living legend. Seemingly touching on the idea of mathematical music (ciphers, durational ratios etc.) that surfaced on his 'Disintegration Loops' work, 'Water Music II' is more overtly active than the preceding tract. Spread over a single piece that tops an hour, 'Water Music II' has an undulating predilection that Basinski then goes on to obscure through diffused soundscapes of incremental intensity. Immersive in a way you won't realise … Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - Watermusic (II), 2062
WILLIAM BASINSKI - Watermusic (I), 2062

WILLIAM BASINSKI

Watermusic (I)

2062

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 20620102CD

One of the Holy Grails amongst Basinski's unreleased catalogue, 'Water Music' is now available on a proper release, scuppering all the eBay extortionists peddling bad quality CDR's. Comprised of a single hour long composition, 'Water Music' (alongside the accompanying 'Water Music II') was recorded over a nine month period which spanned the millennium. Based on a foundation of indistinct hums, 'Water Music' amoralities towards fleeting peaks of diffused noise that remain tantalisingly out of reach throughout. Whilst technically ambient, 'Water Music' is not the clichéd set of synths … Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI & RICHARD CHARTIER - Aurora Liminalis, Line
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Aurora Liminalis

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Cat. Number: LINE060

'Aurora Liminalis' is the superb 2nd collaborative work between renowned composer, William Basinski, and sound artist, Richard Chartier (Pinkcourtesyphone). A single, 44 minute piece of expansive, entropic ambient drone billowing from the core to decay and disintegrate into filigree microtones and intangibly gaseous harmonic shimmers. It's immersive to say the least, with a spectral presence and radiant, synaesthetic quality that feel like light morphing into sound. Recommended for deep listening.
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