For the 10 year anniversary of William Basinski’s Melancholia, Temporary Residence Ltd. has decided to show this masterpiece some love by putting it out on a limited vinyl run for the very first time!

More or less one long song, Melancholia traverses a minimalist, drawn-back atmosphere of pieces that immerse you in, as the album title gives away, an environment of supreme melancholy. Released while in the midst of his famous The Disintegration Loops works, Melancholia continues the artist’s experimentation through piano and cello. At first listen, these tracks may sound repetitive. And in all honesty, whether you sit and thoroughly listen or simply play this record in the background, it is best to just let it soak in. The emotional toll felt only grows with a more lasting effect as you listen on.

Throughout the 46min of Melancholia, William Basinski will prove his extraordinary talents in the most subtle of ways.

Remastered from the original recordings, this release is pressed on 100% virgin vinyl and housed within a gatefold jacket that features a new take on the original artwork.

The Details

WILLIAM BASINSKI "Melancholia"

CATALOG NUMBER: TRR236
RELEASE DATE: 29-04-2014

THIS IS A PRE-ORDER! ITEM WILL SHIP ON OR AROUND APRIL 15, 2014!

Originally released a year after the increasingly iconic The Disintegration Loops, a decade later Melancholia still stands as William Basinski's second most beloved album. To commemorate its 10-year anniversary, we are honored to present the first-ever vinyl edition of this otherworldly piece of music. Remastered from the original recordings and pressed onto audiophile-quality 100% pure virgin vinyl, this limited-edition vinyl reissue is packaged in a stunning gatefold jacket featuring all-new artwork. It is truly a sight and sound to behold. Like many of Basinski's most soul-stirring works, Melancholia began as a series of short tape loops captured in the early 1980s. Basinski then stored them away for decades, revisiting them at a different time in his life, at which point they took on a stunning new sound all their own – one that many consider to be among the finest of the past decade.

VINYL FORMAT INCLUDES FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD COUPON

TRACK LISTING
1. Melancholia I
2. Melancholia II
3. Melancholia III
4. Melancholia IV
5. Melancholia V
6. Melancholia VI
7. Melancholia VII
8. Melancholia VIII
9. Melancholia IX
10. Melancholia X
11. Melancholia XI
12. Melancholia XII
13. Melancholia XIII
14. Melancholia XIV

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