William Basinski Releases New Album Hyms of Oblivion: Listen


Avant-garde composer William Basinski has released a project called Hyms of Oblivion. The 30-year-old song cycle features lyrics by Jennifer Jaffe, of art collective TODT. Listen to the album below via Bandcamp.

In a statement about the project, Basinski wrote on Bandcamp:

never released, 30 year old song cycle with lyrics by Jennifer Jaffe of legendary art installation collective, TODT. It’s dark, but they’ve been exploring our dystopian nightmare since the 80’s. my goth, Lestat phase recorded at Arcadia in Williamsburg, 1989-1991.

Basinski released his most recent studio album On Time Out of Time in 2019. Revisit Pitchfork’s 5-10-15-20 interview “William Basinski on the Music That Made Him.”

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