William Basinski has announced a new album called Lamentations. The experimental composer’s latest arrives November 14 via Temporary Residence. Accompanying the announcement, the artist has also shared the haunting, 7-minute ambient piece ‘O, My Daughter, O, My Sorrow’. Listen to it below, and scroll down for the album’s cover artwork and tracklist.
Lamentations consists of recordings captured and constructed from tape loops and studies from Basinski’s archives – some dating as far back as 1979. The album marks the second LP of archival compositions Basinski has put out in 2020; previously, he released Hymns of Oblivion back in March. A few weeks ago, he released To Feel Embraced under the moniker Sparkle Division, his collaborative project with Preston Wendel.
Lamentations Cover Artwork:
1. For Whom the Bell Tolls
2. The Wheel of Fortune
3. Paradise Lost
4. Tear Vial
5. O, My Daughter, O, My Sorrow
7. Punch and Judy
8. Silent Spring
10. All These Too, I, I Love
11. Please, This Shit Has Got to Stop