"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. 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 decade. Re-mastered from the original recordings and pressed onto audiophile-quality vinyl, this limited-edition vinyl reissue is packaged in a stunning gatefold jacket featuring all-new artwork. It is truly a sight and sound to behold." - Temporary Residence Ltd.
- 20th anniversary reissue, first time on vinyl in 10 years
- black vinyl pressing
- gatefold sleeve
- digital download included
- original release year: 2003
- music label: Temporary Residence Ltd. 2023