Boomkat Product Review:
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.