The Caretaker
Patience (After Sebald)
History Always Favours The Winners
2023 repress
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1Everything Is On The Point Of Dec 2:33
2As If One Were Sinking Into Sand 2:32
3Approaching The Outer Limits Of O 5:40
4When The Dog Days Were Drawing To 4:50
5A Last Glimpse Of The Land Being 2:56
6The Homesickness That Was Corrodi 3:37
7I Have Become Almost Invisible, T 3:00
8In The Deep And Dark Hours Of The 4:37
9No One Knows What Shadowy Memorie 4:05
10Increasingly Absorbed In His Own 4:24
11Isolated Lights On The Abyss Of I 4:33
12The Night Is Over And The Dawn Is 5:14

Originally released in 2012. 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.