With restrained repetition, Basinski’s work reminds us that life is a series of perpetual cycles.
Created from damaged and decaying fragments of tape that an old roommate’s cat has partially chewed, Basinski initially reassembled them expecting to hear very little. Instead, what he discovered would end up becoming what is arguably his finest work since ‘The Disintegration Tapes’.
William Basinski has created yet another outstanding work of art with A Shadow in Time, an audio sculpture of serenity and bliss to begin 2017 and put what was a saddening year for music to bed.
For the listener who welcomes the space to ponder those contradictory feelings, A Shadow In Time gives you ample room to explore.
Like scattered others through the annals of music history ... Basinski brings to his craft an understanding that music structures time just as much as time structures music. Among his most entrancing work.
His new album A Shadow in Time contains some of his strongest work since The Disintegration Loops introduced the world to the artist.