Given enough time, everything discovers its undoing. By neglect or force, in a millisecond or a millennium, each moment is inevitably one toward destruction. Buildings fall down. The remains of outmoded technology decompose. Your body. Some would argue that this is one of the truest definitions of what we call the universe and everything within it: nature, biology, things. One long-celebrated exposition of this thesis is William Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops, which commemorates its 10-year anniversary with a limited-edition vinyl box set, courtesy of Temporary Residence Ltd., consisting of the original four epic volumes and a pair of previously unreleased live orchestral performances, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the 54th Venice Biennale. It remains some of the most beautiful music ever produced. Until it’s gone.