The tape loop-based recordings make up the composer’s first new work in two years.
Next month experimental composer William Basinski will release Cascade and The Deluge, a pair of albums inspired by his latest tape loop composition. Cascade examines the same gentle, piano loop over a single 40-minute track. The release also comes with a free download for the otherwise vinyl-only The Deluge, which finds the same composition run through several feedback filters live at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn before blooming into an full orchestral finale.
Cascade and The Deluge are out April 28 via his label 2062 Records and Temporary Residence. Below you can listen to an excerpt of the ghostly new work and watch a trailer for Cascade. Revisit our interview with William Basinski here.