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Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive
Artist
William Basinski
ReleaseProduct
Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive
Label
2062
Catalogue Number
20621302cd
Release Date
February 2014
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William Basinski brings ‘Variations: A Movement in Chrome Primitive’ to his own 2062 imprint, celebrating 10 years since its original release. Known perhaps best for his haunting and huge ‘Disintegration Loops’ project, this record deals with a similar set of preoccupations, with its eight ‘Variations’ placing melancholic and minimal piano solos within a world of fractured tape hiss and elegiac delays. ‘Variation III’ is something like listening to the piano erode before your ears, as subtle tape loops render the instrument’s physical presence intangible, while in ‘Variation IV’ low-end reverberations seem to eat up both the instrument’s and the record’s surface to create a poignant and controlled beauty.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Variation I William Basinski 14:24 Buy
  2. 2 Variation II William Basinski 23:15 Buy
  3. 3 Variation III William Basinski 11:21 Buy
  4. 4 Variation IV William Basinski 9:18 Buy
  5. 5 Variation V William Basinski 15:13 Buy
  6. 6 Variation VI William Basinski 13:34 Buy
  7. 7 Variation VII William Basinski 20:18 Buy
  8. 8 Variation VIII William Basinski 11:38 Buy

William Basinski

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