William Basinski ‎– Shortwavemusic

2062 ‎– 2062.0701
CD, Album, Reissue


1 Evening Scars 8:35
2 Cobalt Pools 5:29
3 Fringe Area 7:14
4 On A Frontier Of Wires 23:40
5 Particle Showers 14:13

Companies, etc.


  • Composed By, Recorded By, Tape [Loops], Electronics [Shortwave Radio]William Basinski


All tracks composed and recorded live [...] in 1982 at Music Laboratories in New York using tape loops and shortwave radio.

Tracks 1-4 originally released on LP by Noton [now Raster-Noton], Germany, 1997.
Track 5 is a bonus track which did not appear on the original vinyl release.

On disc:
© 2007 Musex International.

On carton cover, inner panel:
C. 1992 & 2006 William Basinski P. 2007 Musex International/BMI
On carton cover, back:
© 2007 Musex International. Made in USA.

Packaged in clear Trimpak case with extra fold-over carton cover protected by a resealable plastic sleeve with stickered barcode.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, stickered): 7 11574 61852 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 711574618521
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-132482 1 FM.2062.0701
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L327
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 50E5
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
07 lp, vyr012 William Basinski Shortwavemusic(LP) noton.archiv für ton und nichtton, Rastermusic 07 lp, vyr012 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
20620701CD William Basinski Shortwavemusic(5xFile, MP3, 320) 2062 20620701CD US 2008
AAX-101 William Basinski Shortwavemusic(Reel, RE, Ltd) Auris Apothecary AAX-101 US 2012 Sell This Version


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April 16, 2014
edited over 3 years ago

My favorite work by William Basinski. 92982 and The River are tied at second. The looped melodies are far more complex and haunting on these releases. Absolutely stunning.