A few months after Hymns of Oblivion and the collaborative project Sparkle Division, Los Angeles based composer and musician William Basinski has released a new album. Lamentations is out now via Temporary Residence. According to the press release, there is an ominous grief throughout the album, and that sense of loss lingers like an emotional vapor.
Captured and constructed from tape loops and studies from Basinski’s archives – dating back to 1979 – Lamentations is over forty years of mournful sighs meticulously crafted into songs. They are shaped by the inevitable passage of time and the indisputable collapsing of space – and their collective resonance is infinite and eternal.