Once again, Basinski's musics makes me more existential than any other ambient artist. There is something so beautiful and haunting about his loops.
Favorite track: For David Robert Jones.
In A Shadow In Time, Basinski plunges deeper than ever for the plaintive, solitary eulogy to David Bowie, aptly titled “For David Robert Jones.” Conversely, the title track, “A Shadow In Time,” is a subtle, celestial escalation of melody and drone. The result is one of the most truly transcendent pieces of music he has ever committed to – or wrung from – tape.
released January 20, 2017
Recorded at 2062, Los Angeles
Engineer: Preston Wendel
Mastering: Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering
Photo: Deng Tai, courtesy of James Elaine, Telescope Gallery, Beijing
Design: Richard Chartier
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Listening to a Tim Hecker album is rarely ever a time to skip between songs or chose one track in the middle to start things off. Saying that, This Life is a perfect way to begin this audio experience. What I love most about this album though is how Tim seems to be evolving as a musician, patiently honing his skills, and fine tuning his craft. His works improve with each progressive album, while new experiments are woven into the tracks, he still manages to retain his signature sound. Jon Vassa