William Basinski

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William Basinski
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William Basinski is an experimental musician and composer currently residing in Los Angeles. Classically trained, he has worked with various forms of experimental media for nearly 30 years, mostly in New York. One of his main compositional tools is the tape loop on reel-to-reel machines, and these also play the main role in his live performances. His work has been released by a variety of internationally-based labels, including his own 2062 label.
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William Basinski - Shortwavemusic album art William Basinski Shortwavemusic (Album) noton.archiv für ton und nichtton, Rastermusic Germany 1998 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Watermusic album art William Basinski Watermusic (Album) 2062 US 2001 Sell This Version
William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops album art William Basinski The Disintegration Loops (Album) 2062 US 2002 Sell This Version
William Basinski - The River album art William Basinski The River (Album) Raster-Noton Germany 2002 Sell This Version
William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops II album art William Basinski The Disintegration Loops II (Album) 2062 US 2003 Sell This Version
William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops IV album art William Basinski The Disintegration Loops IV (Album) 2062 US 2003 Sell This Version
William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops III album art William Basinski The Disintegration Loops III (Album) 2062 US 2003 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Watermusic II album art William Basinski Watermusic II (Album) 2062 US 2003 Sell This Version
William Basinski - A Red Score In Tile album art William Basinski A Red Score In Tile Three Poplars, Three Poplars UK 2003 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Melancholia album art William Basinski Melancholia (Album) 2062 US 2003 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Untitled album art William Basinski + Richard Chartier William Basinski + Richard Chartier - Untitled (Album) Spekk Japan 2004 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive album art William Basinski Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive (Album) Durtro, Die Stadt Germany 2004 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Silent Night album art William Basinski Silent Night (Album) 2062 US 2004 Sell This Version
William Basinski - The Garden Of Brokenness album art William Basinski The Garden Of Brokenness (Album) 2062 US 2005 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Variations For Piano & Tape album art William Basinski Variations For Piano & Tape (Album) 2062 US 2006 Sell This Version
2062.0703 William Basinski - El Camino Real album art William Basinski El Camino Real(CD, Album, Num) 2062 2062.0703 US 2007 Sell This Version
2062.0803 William Basinski - The River (Alternative Mixes) album art William Basinski The River (Alternative Mixes)(2xFile, FLAC) 2062 2062.0803 US 2008
William Basinski - 92982 album art William Basinski 92982 (Album) 2062 US 2009 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Vivian & Ondine album art William Basinski Vivian & Ondine (Album) 2062 US 2009 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Aurora Liminalis album art William Basinski + Richard Chartier William Basinski + Richard Chartier - Aurora Liminalis (Album) Line US 2013 Sell This Version
2062.1201 William Basinski - Nocturnes album art William Basinski Nocturnes(CD, Album) 2062 2062.1201 US 2013 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Divertissement album art William Basinski & Richard Chartier William Basinski & Richard Chartier - Divertissement (Album) Important Records (2) UK, Europe & US 2015 Sell This Version
William Basinski - The Deluge album art William Basinski The Deluge (Album) Temporary Residence Limited US 2015 Sell This Version
William Basinski - Cascade album art William Basinski Cascade (Album) 2062 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
SASSAS010301 William Basinski - SASSAS Records V1.3 album art Lee Ranaldo, William Basinski, Analia Saban Lee Ranaldo, William Basinski, Analia Saban - SASSAS Records V1.3(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) SASSAS Records SASSAS010301 US 2015 Sell This Version

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Twenty90

Twenty90

August 13, 2015
I love the new profile picture!
Twenty90

Twenty90

October 25, 2014
Increasingly my go-to artist for relaxing and pensive moments.
kruisspin

kruisspin

August 27, 2011
His music is a little bit of sadness but i realy adore it.hearing his first album i new that was my kind of thing.thank you william for your music.
denisoliver

denisoliver

November 26, 2002
Was that partly what was behind your releasing W. Basinski's Shortwavemusic on Noton?

In a way. As I was listening to that piece, it reminded me of that shortwave radio [growing up]. And it's surprising that those pieces are so fresh -- he'd done them in '82. A funny time, because one year later Brian Eno released the first of the Ambient series. So by then, I was already listening to that kind of music. And it hasn't lost its power, 16 or 17 years later. He did a lot of other pieces as well, shortwave pieces, a little bit different. If you listen to them, sometimes they're really close to Oval.

Carsten Nicolai (Noto / Alva Noto) on William Basinski

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