Everywhere at the End of Time: Stage 4

The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time: Stage 4
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 292 ratings
2018 Rank: #52
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

In spite of its blurry visage, Stage 4 finds The Caretaker rejecting nothingness, collapsing the fear of death into an all-encompassing object of life hurtling through the chaotic unknown. Even in the face of obliterating dissolve, Leyland Kirby finds music.

79
Pitchfork

Stage Four becomes much more empathetic because it offers no such romance as the Caretaker closes in on the end—only confusion, terror, and tragedy.

60
Sputnikmusic
While the intentions are laudable, the execution is as confused as the subject matter.
swataverse
85

...there's no way back, only chaos, last light of happiness...

Dango
NR

Out of all the six stages from Everywhere at the End of Time, Stage 4 has easily been the one I think about the most. It is a masterpiece, but not in a good way. Do not misconstrued me giving this a 100 as me enjoying this, because that is far from the case. Nothing about this 70 minute or so album is anything to be enjoyed. It is pure fucking agony.

The first track out of the four on this thing is probably the scariest moment from EATEOT to me. The amalgamation of noise just has lived in my ... read more

MusicN
80

Feeling this album on my shoulders.

65

absolutely the best installment so far

however... i think my appreciation for it almost entirely lies in my love for fucked up dark ambient artists like Tim Hecker, not this album in specific.

even being a sound i much prefer to the earlier records, i still found this pretty redundant. for the first couple of tracks i was somewhat hooked, but the rest was just kinda cool wallpaper -- i started this with my eyes shut & focused, ended it pacing around my room LMAO

Doctor_Lofi
93

Shifted everything. This drastic change and the way it is conveyed is so special.

ChesusChrist
80

This is the album where this project takes a really, really dark turn. This went from distorted oldies' music to some of the most disturbing drone pieces I've ever heard. This album sounds as if you were in a room with a radio that never stopped shifting through channels. This album is a dragger too, going on for 90 minutes, compared to the previous stages' 40-50 minute runtimes. The titles of the tracks are all just "Post Awareness Confusions", other than one "Temporary Bliss ... read more

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Added on: March 21, 2018