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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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Remastered CD on Temporary Residence.

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The Disintegration Loops IV (Remastered) by William Basinski
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9/10 Jack Customer review, 30th June 2015

Can't recommend this enough, one of the most moving pieces of music I've ever experienced. The closest description I've heard from anyone I've played it for is "it feels like you're drowning, but it's okay". This disc is my favourite, particularly the track entitled "6". The song does not disintegrate in the style of many of the others in this series, but the timber of the sound does shift due to the flaking of the Oxide. If you have even the slightest interest in experimental music this is an essential for your collection.




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