The Disintegration Loops III (studio album) by William Basinski

The Disintegration Loops III
The Disintegration Loops III by William Basinski
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 5,798th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 43 votes)
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William Basinski bestography

The Disintegration Loops III is ranked 3rd best out of 20 albums by William Basinski on

The best album by William Basinski is The Disintegration Loops I which is ranked number 1486 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,187.

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From 03/04/2019 02:58
This is a record in which Basinki picks up two beautiful tape loops and plays them with a lush reverb until they completely desintegrate. That's an interesting and romantic concept. But musically is not totally interesting. In fact, the second "song" feels redundant because you already know what's going to happen.
I guess he just thought this was enough. It isn't.
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