RIYL: haunted ballrooms

Label: History Always Favours the Winners

Last September, Leyland Kirby’s beloved project known as The Caretaker embarked on a 6-part series exploring dementia, its advance and its totality.  Part 1, while consistent with The Caretaker’s earlier albums involving loops and experimentation with World War-era waltzes and sonnets, felt hopeful and bursting with life.  Part 2, which has dropped today, steps deeper into the doors of memory loss and decay.  The tracks are slower, the vinyl crackles are louder and the overall tone has shifted.  Consider this a piece of conceptual art that shoves you into the mind of an elderly victim in the throes of Alzhemier’s Disease.  It’s a humbling experience, both beautiful and tragic.  If you’re a fan of William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops, this is essential.

I’m a huge fan of this project and have been looking forward to this release for months.  If you’re at all a fan, you absolutely cannot wait around for the blue vinyl.  It will be gone in hours, I assure you.  While there is no quantity listed, Leyland usually produces 300 copies of the first pressing.  Listen to the entire album below, but start with C1’s A Losing Battle is Raging.

The Details

The second of six LPs issued under the title Everywhere At The End of Time, cataloguing The Caretaker’s fictional first person account of life with early onset dementia.
Limited Edition Blue Vinyl, mastered and cut by Lupo, featuring artwork by Ivan Seal.

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Price $23.7

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