Fragments Just Above the Nothingness Replacing Them

Marc Medwin, Rev. of The Disintegration Loops by William Basinski, Dusted Magazine 1 October 2012

The whole process is still awash in reverb, an essential component as the gaps between sounds widen over the course of decaying time, but there is more depth in and around each timbral event. The effect is to make the source material itself seem less dated, but there is an added bonus: The ethereal and majestic qualities observed by so many are even more pronounced as the glacial sounds distort, crack and begin to disappear, often leaving fragments just above the nothingness replacing them.

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