William Basinski's 'Disintegration Loops' Explored in New Documentary

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William Basinski's 'Disintegration Loops' Explored in New Documentary
Ambient composer William Basinski continues to deliver new and archival recordings — most recently with 2020's Lamentations. But his defining work will likely always be Disintegration Loops. Now, the legendary album cycle is being celebrated with a new documentary.

The Disintegration Loops is a series of four albums that gradually deteriorated each time they passed through a tape head. The completion of the album coincided with the September 11 attacks in New York City, which Basinski watched unfold from the roof of his apartment.

The documentary Disintegration Loops was directed by David Wexler and is 45 minutes long. Before it debuts at SXSW this week, you can watch its first trailer below.