196: WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (2003)
It only took five albums into the thing to find someone I’d never even heard of. Basinski created a bunch of tape loops earlier and was digitizing them and in the process the old tape was falling to pieces, hence the title. What you have is a bunch of really chill minimal loops somewhere in the realm of Eno’s Music for Airports or Stars of the Lid type stuff, but with parts of the music missing due to disintegration. A peculiar convergence of intention and accident, but it’s pretty cool. It’s nothing I’d listen to everyday, or even often, but it’s definitely something I’d have a time and a place for. Very pensive stuff. I like it.