Basinski, William / Deluge, The
Album: Deluge, The   Collection:General
Artist:Basinski, William   Added:Sep 2015
Label:Temporary Residence Ltd.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-10-05 Pull Date: 2015-12-07 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 6 Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1 Oct 25 Oct 18 Oct 11
Airplays: 2 2 3 1 1 3 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 18, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Nov 21, 2015)
The Deluge (The Denouement)
4. Dec 04, 2015: A Visit From Drum (All My Friends Are Animals)
2. Sep 04, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Oct 24, 2015)
The Deluge
5. Dec 03, 2015: The M Hour: A. C.
The Deluge
3. Aug 27, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Oct 17, 2015)
The Deluge (The Denouement)
6. Nov 21, 2015: Music Casserole
The Deluge (The Denouement)

Album Review
Dr. Information
Reviewed 2015-09-26

William Basinski
The Deluge
Temporary Residence

Ambient soundsmith best known for The Disintegration Loops made with disintegrating old tapes of his earlier music. This album is a single ancient lilting piano tape loop processed through a series of feedback loops of different lengths, creating a spiraling crescendo of overtones that eventually fades away to silence. RIYL: Brian Eno’s Music for Airports, Harold Budd

**1. (20:07) Beautiful looping, ambient slightly glitchy piano tape loop. By halfway through, a long serpent of digital tape echo has all but swallowed the motif, but it keeps glinting through. It’s the sound of  something being almost remembered, something that’s nagging at you but won’t quite slip into focus.
**2. (6:29) In the denouement, a series of limpid piano loops leads to an urgent orchestral theme that builds and gradually dies.
3. (11:23) More beautiful decaying piano loops

Track Listing
1. The Deluge   2. The Deluge (The Denouement)
  3. Cascade