William Basinski: A Shadow in Time

William Basinski: A Shadow in Time

By Tanner Smith

Channeling his classic Disintegration Loops, William Basinski's A Shadow in Time contemplates life and death with great clarity. 18 Jan 2017 // 1:30 AM

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