Acclaimed ambient composer and multi-instrumentalist William Basinski has announced the release of a pair of albums featuring brand new material. Known for his eerie and majestic compositions using obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, with the upcoming Cascade and The Deluge Basinski creates and explores further tape loop-based soundscapes.
Cascade will be out in digital and CD formats whilst The Deluge, which features a different mix of ‘Cascade’, will be available as a special vinyl release only.
“A single ancient lilting piano tape loop repeats endlessly carrying one along in its tessellating current” in Cascade, explains the press release. It adds that in The Deluge, “the same loop is processed through a series of feedback loops of different lengths, creating a spiraling crescendo of overtones that eventually fades away to silence.”
Cascade will see the light of day on April 28th via Basinski’s own label 2062 Records and The Deluge arrives later on May 26th via Temporary Residence.
To get you enticed, float away in this wonderful excerpt from ‘Cascade’.