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by William Basinski

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uhproovved I was listening to this on one of my long trots and the bass was so prominent, reverberating so low (in tone) as well as quickly that car swooshes reverberated in the exact same way. As if it was a tremelo effect. That's amazing. I've never have had an album change(ish) with my environment. Makes me wonder what it would be like to listen to this in crowd of people. Not to loud yet not to low. Big push for ambient music.
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Hærleif Calm and beautiful
Nick Turnbull
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Nick Turnbull Who doesn't love this?
Rex Mobin
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Rex Mobin Basinski allows me to travel in stillness.
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SHerbert So effectively calming and homey yet otherworldly. Basinski is a true ambient master of textures and sound design.
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Watermusic 01:00:07


Early Basinski works, released on professionally pressed CDs (not CDR's!) for the first time. Minimal packaging in the style of the original release (from 2003). These works have been spoken of in hushed tones for a few years, as they have never been widely available. But the Basinski legends grows as the full catalog becomes accessible. "The first two discs of the 9 month generative ambient experiment conducted over the turn of the century. Very tranquil and soothing. Remastered and now available on CD in C-shell." "A one-hour track entirely composed on a Voyetra synthesizer, Water Music is a perfect antidote to the saccharin-drenched ambient cakes released nowadays by hundreds of self-producing wannabes. It's a never-too-present low humming lullaby, caressing the brain and the ears and slowly developing from silence. Comparisons could be made with some of Eno's best old releases, but please be advised this is not Music for films 2002 -- instead, the author gets right to the point with a simple idea, a small plant that needs to be growing in the semi-obscurity of your deep feelings. What a nice sensation." -- Massimo Ricci,


released January 15, 2001


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