The Disintegration Loops IV

William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops IV
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The Dsintegration Loops IV, the conclusion to the impressive and thoughful serious is easily the weakest in my opinion with dlp 6 being too long and the slow fade and destruction of the tape being too unnoticeable in its short time too warrant its length and the other 2 tracks still engaging are not necessary the best tapes to come out of the Disintegration Loops, dlp 1.3 is great but simply put the other albums did a better job overall still these albums are impressive in of ... read more


It is fragile from the start. Like it doesn't want to be there, weary, stuttering, barely standing we hear the dusty horns from afar and wonder how they won't collapse before the end. Well, thing is they will collapse. If at some point we can hear some glory and sparkle in that loop, like it will stand still, proudly, it won't last long before every hint of hope vanishes. The tape being continuously crushed by the passing of time, until there's noting less but a deafening silence. It's not the ... read more


honestly, the main thing that comes to my mind for this one is "okay, we get it." this is by far the most non-essential entry in the series, and despite being around the same length as the first three, there's almost nothing to talk about here! dlp 6 suffers from the fact that its disintegration effect is almost not present at all, and when it is, it really isn't that noticeable. this effect is what prevents the loops from getting annoyingly repetitive, but since it's not here to save ... read more

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Track List

  1. dlp 6
  2. dlp 1.2
  3. dlp 1.3
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Added on: December 20, 2013