Boomkat Product Review:
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 and soundscapes, instead casting a web of smudged noise around a thrumming heart of musical genius. Whether you've dabbled before or not, 'Water Music' is classic Basinski that you won't want to pass by. Amazing music.