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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.

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On Time Out of Time by William Basinski
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8/10 Clinton Staff review, 06 March 2019

There are many reasons to like William Basinski...firstly there's the fact that he makes rather amazing drone music but also he just seems really nice. Always thanks us for our reviews and friends who have sent music to him have often said that he responds with a thank you note. It doesn't take much to be nice does it? 

So because of his all round niceness I'm biased but this is a lovely piece of work from Basinski. It apparently captures the sound of two distant black holes merging 1.3 billion years ago. He's not that old but this is Basinski  - he can do anything he likes. There's two pieces  - a lengthy 39.33 title track which slowly unfurls whistling creepily as it goes. Soft layers upon soft layers. It strikes the perfect sweet spot between soothing and terrifying  - little baubles and splashes of sound form in and out of the mix as it goes  -a perfect ambient wash with tiny trickles of change throughout. The second piece '4(E+D)4(ER=EPR) (try being Simon Bates announcing that on Top of the Pops) is much shorter but equally if not more gorgeous with two exquisite ambient chords shifting back and forth. It has a liquid quality  - the sound reverberating as if made of water. So gorgeous that I'm actually feeling short changed that it 'only' lasts ten minutes. 


William Basinski - 4(E+D)4(ER=EPR) (Edit) - YouTube



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