Originally released a year after the increasingly iconic The Disintegration Loops, a decade later Melancholia still stands as William Basinski's second most beloved album. This Sunday, William Basinski will be at Origami to commemorate its 10-year anniversary re-release and to present the first-ever vinyl edition of this otherworldly piece of music.
Like many of Basinski's most soul-stirring works, Melancholia began as a series of short tape loops captured in the early 1980s. Basinski then stored them away for decades, revisiting them at a different time in his life, at which point they took on a stunning new sound all their own – one that many consider to be among the finest of the past decade.
Join Origami Vinyl and William Basinski for a special signing event this Sunday, April 27th at 3pm and get your copy of the record early.