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Album #315: William Basinski – Lamentations

The only work I know by the avant-garde composer William Basinski is his 2002-03 project The Disintegration Loops, which is literally the sound of a short piece of music being played again and again until the tape is destroyed. Cleverly (or opportunistically, depending on your viewpoint), he tied it in with the 9/11 attacks and claims he finished the project as the World Trade Centre was collapsing. True or not, it’s an intriguing and groundbreaking listen.