The Caretaker

Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 3

History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW027LP
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The third of a six album cycle cataloguing The Caretaker’s fictional first person account of life with early onset dementia, presenting some of the last coherent memories before confusion fully rolls in and the grey mists fade away. In this crepuscular, autumnal phase, recollections phosphoresce and wilt in advancing stages of entropic decay, steadily approaching a winter of no return.

Continuing to mirror the progression of dementia, using nostalgia for ballroom as an allegory of the disease, The Caretaker’s musical flow in places becomes more disturbed, isolated, broken and distant. Singular memories, and all their connotations, begin to atrophy and calcify, crumbling away with each rotation of the record - sometimes in curt scene cuts, others in quietly breathtaking reverbed fizzles; like tea lights extinguished, never to flicker again.

These are the last stages of awareness before we enter the post awareness stages, where those memories become completely detached from comprehension. On stage 3, the haunted ballroom’s repertoire becomes increasingly muddled, pealing off in recursive contrails from the gestures of Back There Benjamin, to snag on the stylus in starkly reverberant knots on Hidden Seas Buried Deep, or worn down to calloused nubs such
as To the minimal great hidden, and Sublime beyond loss, all leading up to some of the project’s most uncanny detachments in Libet Delay and the coruscating brass shimmer of Mournful Cameraderie, which beautifully suggest the mercurial nature of memory and its recollection.

The Caretaker: Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 3

Back There Benjamin The Caretaker 4' 15''
And Heart Breaks The Caretaker 4' 05''
Hidden Sea Buried Deep The Caretaker 1' 20''
Libets All Joyful Camaraderie The Caretaker 3' 13''
To The Minimal Great Hidden The Caretaker 1' 41''
Sublime Beyond Loss The Caretaker 2' 11''
Bewildered In Others Eyes The Caretaker 1' 51''
Long Term Dusk Glimpses The Caretaker 3' 34''
Gradations Of Arms Length The Caretaker 1' 32''
Drifting Time Misplaced The Caretaker 4' 16''
Internal Bewildered World The Caretaker 3' 29''
Burning Despair Does Ache The Caretaker 2' 37''
Aching Cavern Without Lucidity The Caretaker 1' 19''
An Empty Bliss Beyond This World The Caretaker 3' 36''
Libet Delay The Caretaker 3' 58''
Mournful Cameraderie The Caretaker 2' 39''

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