The Caretaker

Patience (After Sebald)

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James Leyland Kirby returns with a long-in-the-making soundtrack to acclaimed filmmaker Grant Gee's documentary about German writer WG Sebald. 'Patience (After Sebald)' is a multi-layered film essay on landscape, art, history, life and loss - an exploration of the work and influence of German writer WG Sebald (1944-2001), told via a long walk through coastal East Anglia tracking his most famous book 'The Rings Of Saturn'. Much like The Caretaker's oeuvre, Sebald's works are particularly focused on themes of memory, both personal and collective, making Kirby the ideal candidate for this score. Grant tasked him with soundtracking responsibilities, but rather than thrift shop shellac, the source material for 'Patience' was sourced from Franz Schubert's 1827 piece 'Winterreise' and subjected to his perplexing processes, smudging and rubbing isolated fragments into a dust-caked haze of plangent keys, strangely resolved loops and de-pitched vocals which recede from view as eerily as they appear. Mastered by Lupo at D&M, the album is adorned with another specially commissioned painting by Ivan Seal.

The Caretaker: Patience (After Sebald)

Everything Is On The Point Of Dec The Caretaker 2' 33''
As If One Were Sinking Into Sand The Caretaker 2' 32''
Approaching The Outer Limits Of O The Caretaker 5' 40''
When The Dog Days Were Drawing To The Caretaker 4' 50''
A Last Glimpse Of The Land Being The Caretaker 2' 56''
The Homesickness That Was Corrodi The Caretaker 3' 37''
I Have Become Almost Invisible, T The Caretaker 3' 00''
In The Deep And Dark Hours Of The The Caretaker 4' 37''
No One Knows What Shadowy Memorie The Caretaker 4' 05''
Increasingly Absorbed In His Own The Caretaker 4' 24''
Isolated Lights On The Abyss Of I The Caretaker 4' 33''
The Night Is Over And The Dawn Is The Caretaker 5' 14''

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