Captured and constructed from tape loops and studies from Basinski’s archives – dating back to 1979 – Lamentations is over forty years of mournful sighs meticulously crafted into songs. They are shaped by the inevitable passage of time and the indisputable collapsing of space – and their collective resonance is infinite and eternal.
STAFF COMMENTSsays: As one of the most legendary tape-loop sound designers out there, Basinski has a long and prolific career, excelling at exaclty this sort of hazy sorrowful electronic ambient. It's a beguiling outing, and possibly his greatest since the rightfully lauded Disintegration Loops.
1. For Whom The Bell Tolls (4:10)
2. The Wheel Of Fortune (3:20)
3. Paradise Lost (1:23)
4. Tear Vial (4:46)
5. O, My Daughter, O, My Sorrow (6:43)
6. Passio (6:21)
7. Punch And Judy (3:07)
8. Silent Spring (6:20)
9. Transfiguration (3:37)
10. All These Too, I, I Love (11:07)
11. Please, This Shit Has Got To Stop (5:05)
12. Fin (1:37)