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BASINSKI, WILLIAM

 
"All the windows are open. The sound is spreading all over downtown Brooklyn mixing with the helicopters, sirens, pot smoke and fireworks. It's crunchy, it's distorted. It's Basinski archive circa 1982. The third track some of you may recognize: a shorter version was ...
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20620901 | 2062

"Composed way back in 1979, ,A Red Score In Tile" eventually surfaced as a vinyl-only edition in 2003. Made up of piano, this shows Basinski's patented tape-loop technique perfectly and still stands as one of his most affecting pieces of music. If you've heard ...
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2062.1301 | 2062

14 short melancholy tape-loops from the early eighties. Remastered and now available on conventional pressed CD in Trim-Pak (previously available as a very limited CDR). "Melancholia is probably the best Basinski's record until now, even if this is hard for me to say ...
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2062 0301 | 2062

"Originally released a year after the increasingly iconic The Disintegration Loops, a decade later Melancholia still stands as William Basinski's second most beloved album. To commemorate its 10-year anniversary, we are honored to present the first-ever vinyl edition of ...
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"Like his best and most iconic works, the magic of William Basinski's new album, ,Nocturnes", is in the glacial, inevitable decay of something beautiful. Tape loops of prepared piano - composed and recorded more than 30 years ago - reflecting, refracting, and ...
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2062.1201 | TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

"First time on CD reissue after 10 years, originally released in limited edition LP in 1997 on Noton (now Raster-Noton) full length CD with bonus track." (label info)
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2062 0701 | 2062

"For a collection of music built around the poignant inevitability of decay, there has been a great many hopeful and inspired words devoted to William Basinski's The Disintegration Loops: stunning, ethereal, majestic, transfixing, life-affirming... and for good reason. ...
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First widely available release on Basinski's own label (other releases on Raster, Idea, Durtro, Headz, etc), from early 2003. This series of 4 Disintegration Loops has become one of the true phenoms of post-9/11 experimental music -- totally legendary stuff at this ...
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2012 remastered version, in tip-on gatefold sleeve
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Finally officially released, the next three volumes in Basinski's incredible Disintegration Loops series. Each volume is totally mesmerizing, in the realms of general organic drone and aesthetic decay. Basinski has become a cult hero of sorts for the quality of his ...
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2062 0202 | 2062

2012 remastered version, in tip-on gatefold sleeve
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TRR224CD | TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

"As time passes by, one feels like trapped in quicksand: the more you try to liberate your mind from the echo of memories, the worse you get entangled into that certain 'something' thought to be completely forgotten, but still there in your very 'me'. This image came to ...
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2062 0304 | 2062

2012 remastered version, in tip-on gatefold sleeve
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TRR225CD | TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

"And then, the man remained alone with more doubts than ever before. Music had flown through the years, the tapes definitively gone. IV draws the final line in this groundbreaking 'disintegration' cycle and it does it with a high grade of acute intensity and a totally ...
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2062 0305 | 2062

2012 remastered version, in tip-on gatefold sleeve
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TRR226CD | TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

"A new composition featuring a recently discovered tape loop melody from the earliest piano and tape experiments, c. 1979. 'The main loop in this piece is one of the original piano and tape experiments from my early days as a composer. A few of the derivative piano ...
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2062 0501 | 2062

"Comprised of one 44 minute track, Variation #9 'Pantelleria,' this archival release is one of my all-time favorites of the piano and tape variations from the early eighties. Using a lilting piano melody on a small loop, the requisite magic happened in the recording ...
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2062 0601 | 2062

"Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive was created in 1981 using piano tape loops, which were played randomly against themselves creating feedback loops. By 'cloning' small cells of melody and then 'breeding' them randomly, new sounds were formed. These new sounds ...
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2062.1302 | 2062

"...I got back to work and found yet another lunchbox of ancient tape-loops to go through for possible inclusion in the new piece. I came across the main theme and thought...well, this is gorgeous; let's see if we can use this to coax Viv to come out. I went through the ...
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2062 0902 | 2062

Early Basinski works, released on professionally pressed CDs (not CDR's!) for the first time. Minimal packaging in the style of the original release (from 2003). These works have been spoken of in hushed tones for a few years, as they have never been widely available. ...
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2062 0102 | 2062

Volume II. Originally issued as a limited CDR in 2003, now reissued as a fully pressed CD. "A certain flavour of composition puts emphasis more on what could be considered 'hang-time' than 'narrative'. Some pieces don't necessarily have to 'go' anywhere in particular, ...
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