William Basinski's Disintegration Loops is being released in its entirety by Temporary Residence as an enormous box set that weighs 12lb. The set contains nine LPs, plus five CDs, a DVD and a 144 page book. It includes all four volumes of The Disintegration Loops, remastered and pressed to both CD and vinyl, plus two orchestral performances pressed to vinyl, the 63 minute film on DVD and a book featuring photos and liner notes by Basinski, Antony, David Tibet and others.
Disintegration Loops was created using old tapes Basinski was converting to digital. The tapes were seriously decayed, but rather than try to remove these sounds he instead used them as a key factor in the composition. The work was created around the same time as the events of 9/11, and he dedicated the record (the first volume of which was released in 2002), to its victims.