Album artwork for Lamentations by William Basinski

William Basinski’s reputation as the foremost producer of profound meditations on death and decay has long been established, but on his new album, Lamentations, he transforms operatic tragedy into abyssal beauty. More than any other work since The Disintegration Loops, 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.

William Basinski

Lamentations

Temporary Residence Ltd.
Album artwork for Lamentations by William Basinski
LPx2

$26.99

Black
Released 01/22/2021Catalog Number

TRR343lp

Album artwork for Lamentations by William Basinski
CD

$14.99

Released 11/13/2020Catalog Number

TRR343cd

William Basinski

Lamentations

Temporary Residence Ltd.
Album artwork for Lamentations by William Basinski
LPx2

$26.99

Black
Released 01/22/2021Catalog Number

TRR343lp

Album artwork for Lamentations by William Basinski
CD

$14.99

Released 11/13/2020Catalog Number

TRR343cd

William Basinski’s reputation as the foremost producer of profound meditations on death and decay has long been established, but on his new album, Lamentations, he transforms operatic tragedy into abyssal beauty. More than any other work since The Disintegration Loops, 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.