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Lamentations

William Basinski

Lamentations

Latest release of ambient music from the Houston-born, New York-based composer featuring loops from his own archive

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
Temporary Residence
UK Release date
13/11/2020
US Release date
13/11/2020
  1. 10.0 |   music OMH

    Contemplative and unstable, the record is a 12-track paean to the benevolent act of taking domestic solace in retreating
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's one of the more accessible of Basinski's offerings, and continues building on the delicate language of subtext and observation that makes his work so important
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Lamentations furthers Basinski's reputation as an empathetic conduit of tragedy, mirroring societal tribulation as a necessary act of communal release. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Even after multiple listens, the layers keep unfolding. William Basinski delivered one of his finest records by choosing to fragment his creative flow and explore dark ambient territories
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  5. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    The results are beautiful, an upside to all this desolation, a lengthy excursion among the snippets
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  6. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    The ambient composer goes back to raiding his decades-deep personal archives for vintage tape to revive with new perspective and fresh feeling
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  7. 7.4 |   Spectrum Culture

    This is a meditation both on sadness and the way we conjure it through music
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