On Time Out of Time

William Basinski - On Time Out of Time
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #379 / 771
User Score
Based on 101 ratings
2019 Ratings: #561
Liked by 2 people
March 8, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Temporary Residence Ltd. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

On Time Out of Time finds experimental artist William Basinski harnessing the energy of a cosmic event to produce the latest installment in his study on the concept of time.

70
Exclaim!

Basinski's latest effort is ambitious yet remains rooted in what he does best: instilling a multitude of visceral, yet ambiguous, feelings within his listener.

zachthesnack
69
Skip to the last track for the Playstation 2 startup music
NR
papi basinski keeping us fed with a tasty portion of space ambient (featuring actual samples of black holes).
Tallglassofwate
79
Basinski's music has always, for me, maintained a remarkably human quality. Basinski's masterpiece, 'The Disintegration Loops' is a painful and beautiful reflection on the futility of our brief, fleeting lives. And Basinski, for the most part, has consistently managed to tie his strange, alien sounds to human emotions.

This album is a little different. This album sounds like it was recorded in the far reaches of space, somewhere far, far away from human influence. There's a cold, isolating ... read more
MinatoArisato
35
I get why someone could love this and it may sound like I don't understand the point of ambient by calling this record boring but really this album just doesn't have much to it. The atmosphere here doesn't make me feel anything that a different ambient album could do better.

Best Track: On Time out of Time
Worst Track: 4(E+D)4(ER=EPR)
goncalocouto
76
it’s the sound you would mentally associate with floating in space, though the space isn't really that noisy. this is an album I would recommend playing at night, because the day's loud sounds can overshadow its best qualities
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  1. On Time out of Time
  2. 4(E+D)4(ER=EPR)

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Added on: January 9, 2019