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Options October 31, 2018: William Basinski Collected

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William Basinski

A semi-reflection on the composer's Disintegration Loops
and their offspring across nine albums over 20 years.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
William Basinski  Melancholia XI   Options Melancholia  2062  2005   
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (processed)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  At half speed with a little seasoning, Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 
 
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Deeperloop   Options Ridgewood Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer  2018  Behind it all. 
William Basinski  Evening Scars   Options Shortwavemusic  2062  2007  Originally released as LP on noton.archiv für ton und nichtton, Rastermusic, Germany, 1998. 
William Basinski + Lawrence English  Mono No Aware   Options Selva Oscura  Temporary Residence  2018  Lawrence English is composer, artist, and curator based in Australia. Mono No Aware is a Japanese concept of the transience of things as they pass into memory. 
William Basinski  Melancholia II   Options Melancholia  2062  2005   
 
William Basinski  dip 2.1   Options The Disintegration Loops (Remastered)  Temporary Residence Limited  2012  Original release 2002. 
William Basinski  92982.3   Options 92982  2062  2009  92982 comes from Basinski's LA zip code. 
William Basinski  A Shadow In Time   Options A Shadow In Time  2062  2017  Constructed with Voyetra 8 Synthesizer, tape loops, electronics. The piece premiered live at London's Union Chapel in 2016 and is dedicated to David Bowie. 
 
William Basinski  dip 1.2   Options The Disintegration Loops IV (Remastered)  Temporary Residence Limited  2012  Original release 2003. 
William Basinski + Richard Chartier  Untitled 3 (Reprise)   Options Untitled 1-3  Line  2008  Basinski and sound installation artist Chartier have collaborated on several albums and projects. 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 3:02pm Stanley:

Whaaaaaaattt!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 3:02pm steveo:

good afternoon; my, how spooky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 3:03pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice processing -- those mice needed a little variation!
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:09pm Sem:

Hello, David, Ruth and Ridgewoodians. Steveo, Webhamster Henry, and, just returned from Toulouse, it is Stanley!
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:09pm david w:

Yeah, the mice got smooshed!
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:11pm david w:

I knew Stanley would be pleased, and nice to see steveo and WHenry and Sem along for the ride today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 3:19pm steveo:

enjoying greatly, thanks
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:21pm david w:

Thanks, steveo. I think some people will be surprised by the variety of Basinski as illustrated in this show.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:24pm βrian:

@Sem: how was Toulouse? Were the markets full of chanterelles and Reine Claude plums?
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:28pm david w:

Greetings, βrian and please, Sem, do tell us what was happening in Toulouse.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:31pm northguineahills:

The first time I saw William Basinski, I wasn't impressed. The second time, he blew me away. (nice chatty bloke, both times, nice lad!). I used to dj years ago at the same 'party' Lawrence English used to dj ambient sounds. Never saw him live, unfortunately.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:31pm Sem:

@βrian & David: he is a man of some mystery, perhaps Stanley will dish about Toulouse, perhaps not. Enigmatic, you know.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:34pm βrian:

@Stanley: See misdirected query to Sem @3:24.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:39pm david w:

I understand, ngh (and Sem). Really a cowboy musician from Texas, but everybody thinks he is some mysterious European intellectual.
  Wed. 10/31/18 3:44pm Brach:

what part of Ridgewood is this anyway
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:46pm david w:

Existentially or by subway?
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:50pm northguineahills:

The part of Ridgewood where you can skip to your lou to Bushwick (if you're broadcasting from outpost, or whatever it's called these days).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 3:53pm Michael 98145:

love this { williambasinski.bandcamp.com }
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:54pm david w:

True! Ridgewood seceded from Brooklyn after the 1977 blackout riots. This spot is the Halsey stop on the cursed L.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 3:55pm david w:

Thanks, Michael. There is a lot of good stuff out there for the curious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 3:59pm steveo:

the B26 is an interesting ride....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 4:00pm chresti:

Hello!
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:01pm david w:

I like the bus. Hello, chresti!
  Wed. 10/31/18 4:03pm Stephanie:

J'adore! thank you... making me sleepy!
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:05pm david w:

Stephanie! Embrace the shadows...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 4:06pm Stanley:

I just want to say that I am enjoying these recordings immensely.
  Wed. 10/31/18 4:06pm Stephanie:

I will later...!
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:07pm david w:

When Stanley is happy I am happy.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:11pm david w:

Basinski is revealing a new piece here at Outpost tomorrow. Poke around here: outpostartistsresources.org
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:12pm northguineahills:

I was in Bed-Stuy for the 2003 Blackout. Our neighbors told us to stay inside and not come out until everything was resolved (sort stood out in there back then). But me, being me, went w/ my downstairs neighbor to get beer. There was a block-sized bbq party, and, luckily, no rioting happened. (One of the few times my safety wasn't issue there in those days). It was fun, except having to shower every other hour just to not overheat.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:14pm david w:

@ngh: I walked that day from Times Sq. to Williamsburg. No subways, but free melty ice cream at shops along the way!
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:18pm βrian:

@ngh: And stars? Could you see stars??
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:19pm northguineahills:

You said Basinski is sold out tomorrow? I would buy my wife a ticket if there were some (to document it for me, I'm rather selfish).

βrian: Yeah, that night we spent most of the night on the roof and it was beautiful. (still better views in humid swampland).
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:20pm david w:

@ngh: there are tix to the 9pm show available.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:22pm northguineahills:

cool, thanks David, later works better for her new work schedule.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:32pm Mary Wing:

I love The Disintegration Loops so much, even though it hurts to listen to them, sometimes.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:33pm david w:

Mary, totally.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 4:38pm Michael 98145:

definitely a certain sadness ..
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:39pm Sem:

Feel I have a better grasp of Basinski's work through this retrospective today. Thank you, DW and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 4:42pm Michael 98145:

one for the archives
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:45pm david w:

Thanks, Michael, thanks Sem. I, too, got a much better appreciation after immersing myself in this work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 4:51pm Stanley:

This has been great
By the way, Sem, I ate fried whole walnut fruits in Toulouse with my pork and mash potatoes.
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:56pm david w:

Thanks, everybody!
Avatar Wed. 10/31/18 4:57pm northguineahills:

I saw Richard Chartier do an installation in midtown where he had copper oxide mixture dripping into a pool and the drop would light up on contact w/ the water. There was no light in the gallery, and it was backed by one of his minimalist tracks. It was magical!

Thanks david!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 4:59pm Michael 98145:

thank you !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/31/18 9:22pm Michael 98145:

Okay - this is probably my favorite discovery of the month. Thank you.
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