In September 2016, The Caretaker was diagnosed with early onset dementia, beginning an inevitably finite journey into the realms of degenerative memory loss. This journey is set to be cataloged in six separate reports, a historic document of loss, progression and disintegration, with Stage One documented immediately. Here we experience the first signs of memory […]
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Leyland Kirby’s least known alias is ultimately the darkest, namely the Kafkaesque musique concrete of The Stranger, exploring all those places on which the entropy of ages have taken their toll. If you are reading this then you’re probably already familiar with at least two of the distinct flavors of material James “Leyland” Kirby has […]
Patience (After Sebald) may well appeal to a different audience than An empty bliss beyond this world, or Persistent Repetition of Phrases, so if you didn’t quite get previous offerings it is well worth investigating this one, a sterling addition to the canon that continues The Caretaker’s trend of applying his formula in new ways. […]
To pass on this essential release would be a serious error. It may be desperately melancholy but the breathtaking and often heart-stopping compositions can transcend the mood of the listener. [Release page] Over the last two years, James Kirby has been releasing three discrete streams of music: the brain addled, ballroom stream of consciousness albums […]
As a consequence of being not quite hauntological, not quite classical or ballroom, not quite identifiably anything, An Empty Bliss Beyond This World is such an inscrutable work that its charms are in danger of eluding many. [Listen | Purchase] After an approximately one year silence that set in after the re-issue of The Caretaker’s critically […]