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William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops FLAC
William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops
Modern Classical, Minimal, Experimental
2062 0201
FLAC size:
2407 mb
MP3 size:
1277 mb
WMA size:
2015 mb


1d|p 1.163:00
2d|p 2.111:00


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
TRR223William Basinski The Disintegration Loops ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Temporary Residence LimitedTRR223US2014
20620201William Basinski The Disintegration Loops ‎(CD, Album, RP)206220620201USUnknown
2062 0201William Basinski The Disintegration Loops ‎(CD, Album)20622062 0201US2002
noneWilliam Basinski The Disintegration Loops ‎(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM)Temporary Residence LimitednoneEurope2014
2062 0201William Basinski The Disintegration Loops ‎(CD)20622062 0201USUnknown


  • Liner NotesWilliam Basinski


This music is dedicated to the memory of those who perished as a result of the atrocities of September 11th, 2001, and to my dear Uncle Shelley.

In plastic sleeve with inserts, and later in a standard jewel case.


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The Disintegration Loops by William Basinski, released 02 September 2014 1. DLP 1. DLP 2. 1 For those who missed out on the now-legendary, highly sought-after and highly sold-out box sets, we are now offering the four volumes of The Disintegration Loops suite as separate, individually packaged albums. The audio was remastered in 2012 from the original master tapes, and the artwork is packaged in deluxe old-style tip-on gatefold jackets. 2019 г. William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops full album 2002. William Basinski. The Disintegration Loops III. SC Distribution от лица компании Temporary Residence Ltd. BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. и другие. The Disintegration Loops is a series of four albums by American avant-garde composer William Basinski released in 2002 and 2003. The recordings consist of tape loops that gradually deteriorated each time they passed the tape head, the unexpected result of Basinski's attempt to transfer his earlier recordings to digital format. The completion of the recording coincided with the 911 attacks, which Basinski witnessed from his rooftop in Brooklyn the artwork features Basinski's footage of the New York. The four volumes of William Basinski's ambient masterpiece have been gathered into a gorgeous and impressive 9xLP, 5xCD box set, including two previously unreleased live performances. Disintegration Loops - Music From The Comedy, A Film By Rick Alverson. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. A work of minimal, process-based tape music, experimental composer William Basinski's Disintegration Loops series achieves astonishingly moving and evocative states through relatively simplistic means. In the process of transferring aging reel-to-reel tape loops to a digital medium, Basinski found the reels originally recorded in 1982 were so old and decrepit that the tape would shed slightly with each pass of the loop. William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops 2002. To favorites 2 Download album. Listen album. Songs in album William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops 2002. William Basinski - Dp 1. William Basinski - Dp 2. Total votes: 4. Other albums by William Basinski. William Basinski, Richard Chartier. William Basinski Richard Chartier. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The origin story of The Disintegration Loops is one that passed to legend and then to myth, and what must have started as fact now seems buried under romantic hyperbole. The story goes that in the process of converting his old magnetic tapes to digital format, Basinski noticed that his tapes had begun to literally fall apart. Truth be told, the most powerful thing about The Disintegration Loops is not the music. Instead, its what the music can represent to the individual. A track will start akin to a glorious celebration: with slow drum beats underlying a cacophony of swollen synthesisers a fantastic display of optimistic escapism. Listen free to William Basinski The Disintegration Loops dlp 1. 1, dlp 2. 2 tracks 74:26. Loops is based on Basinski's attempts to salvage earlier recordings made on magnetic tape, by transferring them into digital format however, the tape had physically deteriorated to the point that, as it passed by the readwrite head, the ferrite detached from the plastic backing and fell off. The Disintegration Loops I is a music album by William Basinski released in 2002. The Disintegration Loops I is ranked 1,480th in the overall chart, 259th in the 2000s, and 30th in the year 2002. Pretty but entirely unengaging ambient music. Also, there's a case to be made about Basinski exploiting and profiting off the 911 tragedy through this. Divorced from the Oh, I sat on a rooftop and watched the twin towers burn whilst finishing the album context, I doubt this would have gained a tenth of the critical or public acclaim because it's just not that special

  • Bedy
This is clearly one of the best musical illustrations about life, death and the afterlife. And it was clearly by accident.

To quickly summarize the story: William Basinski was archiving tapes to digital but his archiving process was destroying already ancient tapes and he ended up recording the death of his self-made ambient loops. To add more to this, he ended up listening to the playbacks on 11 September 2001 and it became for him a personal soundtrack for the tragic events unfolding before his very eyes in New York City. Whether you see this as a 9/11 soundtrack, this is without a doubt a moving piece of work ... all four discs to be precise.

The loops themselves are quite beautiful and very much follows the tradition of ambient music a la Brian Eno's Discreet Music and Ambient 1/Music for Airports. Interestingly enough, not only it follows it in terms of theory and sound choice, but also it utilizes a simple set up where the insignator is no longer in control of the output. All Basinski did was push play and record and the machinery did its magic. The process is interestingly very organic. Of course this is due to capturing the disintegration of organic material containing musical information. This is part of its charm. The other part is the loops themselves: using washes of pads and percussion and brass emulators there is a melancholic beauty that permeates the loops. Basinski intended it to evoke pastoral landscapes. But the fun is letting the imagination of the listener take hold ... and this leads into why this release is in the end amazing.

As stated earlier, I see it as an illustration of life, death and the afterlife. Each of us has a life with our own sounds and melodies emitting throughout our time and walk on earth (i.e. the loops). Each of us are subjected to a drawn-out bodily deterioration (i.e. loops disintegrating). But in spite of the process where we seem to disappear, it is the hope that there is an eternal memory and the loops will continue to reverberate, long after we are gone. This is our hope and our prayer at times ... and I think this music is a sign that it very well be the course of nature.