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He's pretty famous, this one, and that's a weird thing to say about an ambient producer who isn't named Brian Eno. Enter William Basinski, a musical all-rounder with an interest in making slowly processed tape tunes. He started releasing music for ol...read more »

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William Basinski
The Deluge

More glorious tape-loop-based minimal composition from William Basinski. The Deluge presents an alternative approach to the source material used on recent companion piece Cascade: a piano loop is processed via various subtle feedback systems, until the whole thing washes away in a haze. White LP on Temporary Residence.
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William Basinski
A Shadow In Time

William Basinski pulls another couple of tape loops out of his voluminous archives, this time containing sounds from the rare Voyetra 8 synthesiser. A Shadow In Time is devised as a tribute to ‘David Robert Jones’ (aka David Bowie), and is a typically gorgeous, slowly-expanding work of Basinski-drone. Available on CD or vinyl, with exclusive, slightly different mixes on each format.

William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops II (Remastered)

William Basinski created his ambient and much storied record, 'The Disintegration Loops', by feeding his compositions on loop through a tape head until a myriad sounds were made in its place. The record's completion coincided with the 9/11 attacks, a sight which is recreated on the record's cover. Considered an attempt at making sound cyclical, 'The Disintegration Loops' is now being given a second re-release due to the high demand of its boxset, each of the four volumes being released as an individual record. This is the second in four volumes, split into two tracks, each over thirty minutes long.
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William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops III (Remastered)

William Basinski created his ambient and much storied record, 'The Disintegration Loops', by feeding his compositions on loop through a tape head until a myriad sounds were made in its place. The record's completion coincided with the 9/11 bombings, a sight which is recreated on the record's cover. Considered an attempt at making sound cyclical, 'The Disintegration Loops' is now being given a second re-release due to the high demand of its boxset, each of the four volumes being released as an individual record. 'The Disintegration Loops III' is split into two ambient compositions, clocking at twenty minutes and fifty minutes respectively.
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William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops IV (Remastered)

William Basinski created his ambient and much storied record, 'The Disintegration Loops', by feeding his compositions on loop through a tape head until a myriad sounds were made in its place. The record's completion coincided with the 9/11 attacks, a sight which is recreated on the record's cover. Considered an attempt at making sound cyclical, 'The Disintegration Loops' is now being given a second re-release due to the high demand of its boxset, each of the four volumes being released as an individual record. This is the fourth and final volume in the series (excluding live interpretations), comprised of three extended pieces. 
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William Basinski
On Time Out of Time

New solo work from big drone man William Basinski! On Time Out of Time was developed to accompany a Berlin art exhibition, and it features the sounds of actual real black holes in space(!), pulled into the unique soundworld of Basinski. The CD and LP editions have some different material, so think carefully about your preference… On Temporary Residence.

William Basinski + Lawrence English
Selva Oscura

William Basinski and Lawrence English are friends (one based in LA, the other somewhere in Australia) whose paths have crossed numerous times over the past 5 or 6 years, sometimes by chance and other times more deliberately. In those moments they began to make the embryonic basis of Selva Oscura. Within its grooves are two extended pieces of music representing constantly shifting and unspooling states of being. A gradual, eternal reveal, of coming into contact with the 'strange familiar'. Choose from Indies-only opaque grey vinyl, or regular black LP. On Temporary Residence.

William Basinski
Silent Night

William Basinski with another one of those long-ass bits of ambient niceness that he does so well here. Across the course of an hour Silent Night undulates slowly between hissing drones and heavenly synth choirs. Basinski says that he thinks of the hissing sound as crickets, which sounds about right. Arvo Pärt, The Caretaker, yada yada yada.
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William Basinski & Richard Chartier
Divertissment

Serious minimalists heavyweights collaborating right here. William Basinski should need no introduction, and Richard Chartier has been ploughing a rich furrow of electronic microsound for years. Their third collaboration together is Divertissment, which is of course a richly detailed sonic environment, subtle but powerful.

William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops (Remastered)

William Basinski created his ambient and much storied record, 'The Disintegration Loops', by feeding his compositions on loop through a tape head until a myriad sounds were made in its place. The record's completion coincided with the 9/11 bombings, a sight which is recreated on the record's cover. Considered an attempt at making sound cyclical, 'The Disintegration Loops' is now being given a second re-release due to the high demand of its boxset, each of the four volumes being released as an individual record. 
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William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops IV

The fourth and final part of William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops releases, a series of recordings famed for the sheer evocative beauty they wrenched from decades-old tape loops. The tape was old enough that it started to literally fall apart as it was played, suggesting the melancholy of passing time and the inevitability of death. Special.
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William Basinski & Richard Chartier
Aurora Liminalis


William Basinski
Cascade

‘Cascade’ is the first new album release in over two years from classically trained musician and composer William Basinski. New York based Basinski has been working in experimental media for over thirty years, utilising ancient technologies to create haunting, melancholic soundscapes through tape loop compositions of long forgotten instruments. ‘Cascade’ is an oscillating undercurrent built out of a solitary, broken piano loop which is deconstructed through a process of feedback loops for the bonus track ‘The Deluge’.
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William Basinski
Melancholia

To commemorate its 10-year anniversary William Basinski's Melancholia gets the remastered, virgin vinyl treatment on this, its first ever wax edition. Basinski is the undoubted master of emotional, decayed tape loop passages and this selection ranks amongst his most revered and referenced work. Packaged in a lovely gatefold jacket featuring all-new artwork. Also available in an equally delicious CD edition. An absolute audiophile's dream.

William Basinski
Nocturnes


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William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops Box Set

Wow, so this really is something… I’m sure you are familiar with William Basinski’s by-now-legendary The Disintegration Loops, but have you experienced it five CDs, one DVD and a 150 page book, in a super-fancy boxset courtesy of Temporary Residence? Yeah, just what I thought. All the original recordings on vinyl, all the remastered recordings on CD, and an orchestral version too. Wow.

William Basinski
The River

The River of this album’s title could be taken as referring to the endless flowing torrent of static that fills the atmosphere, received as sound by shortwave radios. These 1980s pieces were crafted from shortwave signals, treated, looped, transformed. It is a credit to William Basinski’s powers that the results are so much more than ‘just static’.

William Basinski
Variations For Piano & Tape

William Basinski continues to pull tape material from his archive and put old sounds to good use. Variations For Piano & Tape appears to be just that, a melodic piano piece interfacing with the tape heads, slipping and stumbling and cracking and popping. Melancholy beauty. Out on Basinski’s own 2062 label.
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William Basinski
El Camino Real

More compelling loop-based ambient action from premier loopster William Basinski. El Camino Real is, I am led to believe, composed from tape loops that have been lanquishing unheard for many years. Basinski’s processes resurrect them, but through a thick-yet-delicate layer of audio wizardry. What we do know is that this piece will suck you in deep.

William Basinski & Richard Chartier
Untitled 1-3


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