William Basinski & Lawrence English
Selva Oscura
Temporary Residence
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2018
LP (color)
23.39
TRR312LPX / Includes Download Code
opaque grey vinyl, edition of 1000
LP
22.49
TRR312LP / Includes Download Code
black vinyl
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Tracklist
1Mono No Aware 1.1
2Mono No Aware 1.2
3Mono No Aware 1.3
4Mono No Aware 1.4
5Selva Oscura 1.1
6Selva Oscura 1.2
7Selva Oscura 1.3
8Selva Oscura 1.4

For over half a decade, William Basinski and Lawrence English have been in regular contact with one another. During that time their paths have crossed repeatedly in various cities; Zagreb, Los Angeles, Hobart and more, in a variety situations. It was from these chance encounters – and the strange familiar of lives lived in transit – that their first collaboration, Selva Oscura, was seeded. Each of the extended pieces on this record maps an acoustic topography that draws on the concept of drifting into the strange familiar. The works each dwell in an ever shifting, yet fundamentally constant state of unfolding. As one sound fades away, another is revealed in its place, creating a sense of an eternal reveal. Selva Oscura was recorded in Brisbane and Los Angeles simultaneously. The compositions were each created through a process of iteration and rearrangement that inverted the micro and macro characteristics of the raw sonic materials. Dynamics and density were chiseled with restraint and at other times intensely reductionist approaches to create a limitlessly deep, but open sound field – as rich as the suggested place from which its title is drawn.