Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 6

The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 6
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 212 ratings
2019 Ratings: #24
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March 14, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
History Always Favours the Winners / Label
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In plotting sounds of loss, in renderings of decay and imaginings of the deepest dark, The Caretaker remembers to believe in what it could be beyond this world. It’s why he made this in the first place.

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By putting the listener in the place of someone who is losing their mind, Everywhere At The End Of Time translates something unimaginable through a more easily understood medium: the manipulation and decay of recorded sound.

For the last six years I've been visiting my gran in the nursing home and for four of those she's been diagnosed with dementia - I have to tell you it is pretty harrowing, firstly to see her deterioration but also to think the disease could easily one day affect my mother, brother, myself or indeed anyone else important in my life.

There's a feeling that this disease has had its tentacles in her mind longer than she's been diagnosed, her personality has always had certain peculiarities...just ... read more
I listened to this 6 hour and 30 minute experience all the way though in one sitting. This was a few months ago. Check my last.fm.

I was drafting and redrafting a review of this album. Because I really wanted to make this review mean something. I eventually gave up and continued with my life. But as I poured another dram into the same whisky glass that I drank out of to commemorate my late grandmother after she died from a long, arduous battle of dementia I was thinking of this album once ... read more
It serves as a beautiful closer to one the most well crafted records ever made. This is the most somber and stripped down piece in this collection. It is simple yet filled with complexities. It's extremely quiet and staticky as very little remains in this completely deteriorated mental state shown throughout this record. The repetitive drone nature of this record is very subtle an lowkey. unlike the far more noisy and tormented stage 4 & 5. Like in those pieces, the more quaint and mellow ... read more
Edit: A new thought on this masterpiece.
For me it gives the listener the simulation of not only dementia but an insight into the lives of those so overcome by depression that existence is an ever-worsening grey static.

Eerie nothingness, then disorientation (I felt like I couldn't function properly for a good 15 minutes), followed by a brief moment of tranquillity and remembrance before an end.

Feelings an album has not often made me feel, especially in one release.
Desde 2016, The Caretaker, el vívido proyecto de Leyland Kirby, tenía los días contados. Él mismo anunciaba el fin del trabajo, argumentando que éste sufría un trastorno de demencia. Everywhere at the End of Time se divide en seis partes, cada una, con un manifiesto diferente. El proceso es claro, y no tiene mucha ciencia, con cada continuación, yacen el olvido y la desintegración. La inteligibilidad se vuelve logarítmica, y el ... read more
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Track List

  1. O1 - Stage 6 A confusion so thick you forget forgetting
  2. P1 - Stage 6 A brutal bliss beyond this empty defeat
  3. Q1 - Stage 6 Long decline is over
  4. R1 - Stage 6 Place in the World fades away
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Added on: March 2, 2019