Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Caretaker

Beginning almost 20 years ago, Leyland Kirby's The Caretaker project was originally a sonic homage and riff on the haunted ballroom from "The Shining," bits and pieces of music from old 78RPM records cut with static and spooky ambience to make a kind of otherworldly sound.  Since then, it has evolved into an exploration of dementia and memory loss, most notably with the artist's continuing 6-part album "Everywhere at the end of time."  Stage 4 is out now, as is Kirby's description thereof:

Post-Awareness Stage 4 is where serenity and the ability to recall singular memories gives way to confusions and horror. It's the beginning of an eventual process where all memories begin to become more fluid through entanglements, repetition and rupture.

Whereas Stages 1-3 had much of its musical samples and manipulations still somewhat intact, everything now begins to fall to pieces and vanish.  It can be a hard listen, but it's also achingly and devastatingly beautiful.  Listen to "Stage 4 Post Awareness Confusions" below and download the whole project so far here from History Always Favours the Winners.

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