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William Basinski: Shortwavemusic

Re-issue after 10 years (first issue on CD), originally released in limited edition LP in 1997 on Noton (now Raster-Noton). Full-length CD with bonus track.

"It is almost impossible to comprehend that Basinski was recording this stuff back in 1982, it still sounds so futuristic and prophetic, the delicate and sentimental ghost-like melodies and the sheets of echoing fizzing and buzzing... Anyone who dares suggest that instrumental music, that 'experimental' music can't affect you emotionally just needs to take a listen to this disc; it is a collection of music that seems to suggest the end is near, the end of what exactly is up to you to decide - absolutely breathtaking in every way..." -- boomkat