Monday, January 16

The Disintegration Loops - William Basinski (2002-2003)

Wikipedia - "The Disintegration Loops is a series of four albums by American avant-garde composer William Basinski released in 2002 and 2003. All tracks have the same form of ambient music fragments played in a tape loop that slowly deteriorates as it passes by the tape head, increasingly producing noises and cracks in the music as the theme progresses. The recording coincided with the 9/11 attacks and the album covers and accompanying videos feature a still skyline of New York City with smoke and dust rising from the World Trade Center site. ..."
New Yorker: Looped In
Pitchfork: The Disintegration Loops I-IV
The Disintegration Loops by William Basinski (Video)
YouTube: The Disintegration Loops, Disintegration Loops 6 (D|p 6), Disintegration Loops 5 (D|p 5)