Boomkat Product Review:
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 possible until you let it submerge you fully, 'Water Music II' will thrill and awe in equal measure. Essential.