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A Shadow In Time

William Basinski

A Shadow In Time

Latest release from the New York City-based experimental ambient composer is a musical eulogy for David Bowie

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Temporary Residence Ltd / 2062
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  1. 9.0 |   Crack

    Basinski pulls you deep inside a world of shapeless memories accented by both beauty and decay
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    There is so much in the stillness of William Basinski's music, layer upon layer of musical information that finds a richness of harmony and melody in the very immobility it often describes
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  3. 8.7 |   Gig Soup

    ‘For David Robert Jones’ is one of the most mesmerisingly beautiful and haunting pieces of music you’re likely to hear all year, while also being a fitting tribute to one of the greatest artists of all time
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  4. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    William Basinski has created yet another outstanding work of art with A Shadow in Time, an audio sculpture of serenity and bliss to begin 2017 and put what was a saddening year for music to bed
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  5. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Your enjoyment may depend on whether you feel the Bowie angle adds or detracts
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Sculpts samples, drones and feedback loops into soundscapes rich in melancholic atmosphere
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  7. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Among his most entrancing work
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Channeling his classic Disintegration Loops, William Basinski's A Shadow in Time contemplates life and death with great clarity
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  9. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The two-track A Shadow in Time shows that William Basinski’s technique can yield a wide range of results
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  10. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Basinski tries not merely to locate Bowie’s ghost in the machine, but to find its cross-dressing, orange-haired, anisocoric-eyed soul locked somewhere inside the hard electronic casing of the world
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  11. 8.0 |   Beardfood

    It’s less technically impressive than usual, and less emotional, but still a lovely journey
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  12. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    Contains some of his strongest work since The Disintegration Loops introduced him to the world at large
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  13. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    A Shadow in Time makes a beautiful funeral procession for David Bowie
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  14. 7.0 |   All Music

    You wonder if you've been taken somewhere, or if you've been changed in some way
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