William Basinski's Disintegration Loops collected in enormous box set

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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.

The Disintegration Loops box set will be released on 4 September in an edition of 2,000 copies. More details here. Basinski was subject to The Wire's Invisible Jukebox in September 2009.

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