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BASINSKI, WILLIAM - 92982

Format: do-LP
Label & Cat.Number: Temporary Residence TRR268
Release Year: 2016
Note: re-mastered first vinyl re-issue of this CD from 2009 with recordings dating back to 1982 - drones of decay and nostalgia.... luxus edition with "custom die-cut package, complete with interchangeable, heavyweight inner sleeves"
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €28.50


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Recorded in 1982 and eventually released in 2009 on CD via William Basinskis own 2062 label, 92982 has become one of Basinskis most celebrated works. Finally available on vinyl for the first time ever, the album has been remastered from the original master tapes, pressed onto audiophile-quality 100% virgin black vinyl, and packaged in an exquisite custom die-cut package complete with interchangeable, heavyweight inner sleeves featuring previously unpublished artwork and photographs from 1982.

You can't help but wonder why this music, recorded so long ago, is only just surfacing. Was the world not ready for William Basinski in 1982, or was William Basinski simply not ready to hand himself over to an audience at that point? Whatever the reasoning, we're certainly reaping the benefits of the influential ambient composer's stockpile, and 92982 proves to be a real highlight in his output of recent years. Despite the minimalist essence of Basinski's oeuvre there's a pronounced sense of variety, diversity and depth at work in these four tracks, with each taking on its own specific persona. Essential. Boomkat