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The Caretaker project began in late 1996 in Stockport, England by Leyland Kirby, undoubtedly inspired from the ballroom scene in Stanley Kubrick's "Shining". The first release played and extended this theme of altering 1920s and 1930s ballroom music creating an eerie and haunted soundworld. Subsequently the sound has become darker and often more abstract over time, moving away from the initial idea of a haunted ballroom into territories involving the mind and its abilities to recall memories.Read More...
Currently The Caretaker is inspired by the topic of "Amnesia" and the brain's abilities to recall situations from the distant and immediate past. This work is best recalled in the monumental "Theoretically pure anterograde amnesia" release, a release which accurately echoes and recreates aurally the disease itself which is no mean achievement.
The Caretaker is building an ever expanding following for his audio memories. Fans of the darker isolationist ambient work of modern composers such as William Basinski, Nurse With Wound, Aphex Twin, Fennesz and Brian Eno would find elements to admire and enjoy and also parallels to The Caretaker's output. It can be a harsh world at times but ultimately exposure is always rewarding. Immerse yourself in the darkness and give into the spirits and tales recalled and retold in his unique way.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- All you are going to want to do is get back there - 138,734 plays
- Libet's delay - 112,432 plays
- Moments of sufficient lucidity - 107,131 plays
- The great hidden sea of the unconscious - 100,692 plays
- An empty bliss beyond this World - 152,990 plays
- Mental Caverns Without Sunshine - 147,813 plays
- Bedded deep in long term memory - 83,927 plays
- A relationship with the sublime - 82,166 plays
- Camaraderie at arms length - 80,626 plays
- Tiny gradiations of loss - 71,604 plays