Positive: 14 out of 14
Mixed: 0 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
MagnetFeb 14, 2017Basinski has proven remarkably capable at existing far outside of his own legacy, his uncanny ability to wring entire worlds from his famously deep tape archives proving more remarkable with each subsequent release. A Shadow In Time is no exception. [No. 139, p.53]
Jan 23, 2017Its [The second track's] eerily distorted saxophone, a nod to Low, takes six minutes to surface, but then takes centre stage, a mournful motif subtly evolving over the next quarter of an hour. The multilayered title track, meanwhile, is a less immediate drone, but proves hypnotic well within its 17-minute timeframe.
UncutJan 20, 2017With pleasing inevitability, A Shadow In Time does not disappoint. [Mar 2017, p.25]
Jan 19, 2017As ever, Basinski is a master at suspending time, and the album seems to flow by faster than the clock indicates. When it does end, you wonder if you've been taken somewhere, or if you've been changed in some way. The only key to answering these questions is to dive back in.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Feb 12, 2017Standing on a 16th floor apartment balcony buried in the middle of the city... it's late and you see the alleyway stretching out , low andStanding on a 16th floor apartment balcony buried in the middle of the city... it's late and you see the alleyway stretching out , low and away... you can almost see until the end of it... where it meets it's street... the fog and how it all created a monochrome effect through sharp contrasts... pitch black shadows, street lamps doing their very best... just as you start to get lost in the scenery you can hear something in the distance... echoing up the alley as the unaware sleep...
It's an instrument... definitely a saxophone... and it perfectly complements the mind numbing view. Much to look at as you stand their smoking, not really looking at anything... more to take in...
for once, the dense landscape is still enough for it to resonate to your core.... sweeping you into it's wake as the faint notes you hear in the distance elevate up above the occasional tires spinning like gentle jets... it all melts and you allow it. For 30 minutes it is easier... much easier... to accept not only where you are but the entire arc... from it's vulnerable beginnings to right where you stand... the city spins around you, the world disappears... everything you hoped for... completely and utterly gone yet overlooking it all...
The music stops.
The sun will eventually rise.
A tired man drifts back
Hoping his dreams will be at least sixteen stories high...
Basinski in the basement.… Expand
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