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William Basinski + Lawrence English

Selva Oscura

temporary residence ltd


Released: 2nd Nov 2018


lp + download

Released: 12th Oct 2018


limited indies only opaque grey lp + download

Released: 12th Oct 2018

out of stock

This big-hitting drone-ambient collaboration yields muffled dreams of the infinite over two mysterious side-long pieces.

The phrase ‘Selva Oscura’ draws its root from Dante’s Inferno, literally translated as “twilight forest”, a notion that resonates through this sound explorations. Each of the extended pieces on this record map an acoustic topography that draws on the concept of drifting into the strangely familiar. These two are masters of the eternal reveal, these pieces stuck-free in a constant state of unfolding. A deeply emotive yet uncannily vague album from those who best know how. “Lit only by a black sun, both tracks are what you’d expect: minimal and mesmerizing designs of tremendous power, a peek into the infinite” – fluid radio, “Awe-inspiring: strange, elemental, and profound” - AllMusic

Selva Oscura


  1. Mono No Aware (18:48)
  2. Selva Oscura (19:56)