William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops (2002-2003)


Melancholic compositions, dreamy loops, hazy drones, broken sounds, ambient moans... These all describe William Basinksi's beautiful Disintegration Loop series. The entire set lasts about 4 hours so don't expect a complete listening in just one sitting. Additionally, this is the kind of music that can be revisited over and over again because I promise you, it will sound a bit different on every single listen. You can hear the "tape-to-digital-transfer" process as each track slowly begins to dissipate and expire by the 3/4 mark.

11 Responses so far.

  1. Lknapp2 says:

    IV is broken. It's only 8mb, hope this gets fixed cause I'd love to hear all of it!

  2. ill! says:

    here's my copy of part IV; unfortunately it's at 128k.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?4662xe4u0kwdfgp

  3. I'm just surprised this wasn't already on here! :-)

  4. icastico says:

    in a similar vein...

    http://azwarm.bandcamp.com/album/a-mornings-work

  5. Kurt says:

    Gives art wank a bad name, skip it.

  6. Loop IV isn't packed right. here's a proper link http://www.mediafire.com/?da0auv921vfdq2a

  7. Isn't 'art wank' already a bad name, Kurt?'

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  9. Im trying to find Watermusic 1 and 2 to no avail, can anyone help me out?

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