Los Angeles composer William Basinski has revealed the official music video for “4(E+D)4(ER=EPR),” taken from his upcoming On Time Out of Time album.

The video depicts the mass engulfing energy and circumference of a black hole, flared out with beautiful colors that dance all over an open spinning disc. Its source is video footage of the 2017 installation “Orbihedron” by Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, for which the track was originally composed. This installation is also the source for the album cover.   

On Time Out of Time will land on March 8 via Temporary Residence Limited. The CD and digital formats feature two tracks: the 40-minute title track, “On Time Out of Time,” as well as “4(E+D)4(ER=EPR).” The vinyl LP format features two mixes of the title track: “On Time Out of Time” on the A-side; and “On Time Out of Time (The Lovers)” on the B-side, made especially for the vinyl format. 

The release has a conceptual basis that sources sample recordings from the interferometers of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory). This allowed Basinski to integrate sounds created by two massive black holes merging 1.3 billion years ago.

Pre-order the CD/LP/Digital here and check out the new video for “4(E+D)4(ER=EPR)” below. 

Tracklisting, LP

01. On Time Out of Time 

02. On Time Out of Time (The Lovers)

Tracklisting, CD/Digital

01. On Time Out of Time

02. 4(E+D)4(ER=EPR)  

Tour Dates

Feb 15 Pitchfork and The Art Institute of Chicago Midwinter, Chicago, IL (The Disintegration Loops with the Chicago Philharmonic)

Feb 16 Pitchfork and The Art Institute of Chicago Midwinter, Chicago, IL

(Solo Performance of On Time Out of Time)

Feb 23 St. George Episcopal Church, New York, NY

Feb 26 U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC

Mar 19 Maison Musique, Rivoli, IT

Mar 21 Bronson, Ravenna, IT

Mar 22 Monk, Roma, IT

Mar 23 Presences Electronique Festival Paris, FR

Mar 24 HAU Theater Berlin, DE

Mar 27 Conde Doque Art Center, Madrid, ES

Mar 29 St. John On Bethnal Green, London, UK

Mar 30 Rewire Festival, The Haugue, NL

Apr 11 Albert Hall, Manchester, UK