Everywhere at the End of Time

The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time
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I remember the funeral of my paternal grandmother vividly. For an 8 year old such as I, this was my first time standing face to face with the loss of a loved one. I wasn't really sad about the circumstances, as I didn't have a huge, meaningful relationship with her, but I remember the drive to and from Tucson being somewhat calm, reposed, almost at ease. "Por ti Volare" by Andrea Bocelli, and other old, Italian gems, rang out from the speakers with serenity ... read more
Hmmmmm, today I will listen to dementia in music form.

This is so far an incredible listen, it's also 6 hours long so I'll come back to give my rating after it's over. I guess I'll treat this review as a live update of my emotions while listening to it.

Emotion 1: So far it has this super eerie feel. It kinda reminds me of the music from Bioshock.

Emotion 2: I feel alone, but in a calming way. Like I'm in a lighthouse next to the sea, while the waves splash the shore.

Emotion 3: A long ... read more
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Let's talk about what is probably the greatest dark ambient album ever. This Caretaker art monument, "Everywhere in the End Times," is a meticulously crafted, incredibly long course through every stage of madness. Kirby began his monolithic album in six parts, which is now his major opus and his masterpiece. On 6 hours of music, the plunderphonics artist explores the world of ... read more
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Track List

  1. A1 - It's just a burning memory
  2. A2 - We don't have many days
  3. A3 - Late afternoon drifting
  4. A4 - Childishly fresh eyes
  5. A5 - Slightly bewildered
  6. A6 - Things that are beautiful and transient
  7. B1 - All that follows is true
  8. B2 - An autumnal equinox
  9. B3 - Quiet internal rebellions
  10. B4 - The loves of my entire life
  11. B5 - Into each others eyes
  12. B6 - My heart will stop in joy
  13. C1 - A losing battle is raging
  14. C2 - Misplaced in time
  15. C3 - What does it matter how my heart breaks
  16. C4 - Glimpses of hope in trying times
  17. C5 - Surrendering to despair
  18. D1 - I still feel as though I am me
  19. D2 - Quiet dusk coming early
  20. D3 - Last moments of pure recall
  21. D4 - Denial unravelling
  22. D5 - The way ahead feels lonely
  23. E1 - Back there Benjamin
  24. E2 - And heart breaks
  25. E3 - Hidden sea buried deep
  26. E4 - Libet's all joyful camaraderie
  27. E5 - To the minimal great hidden
  28. E6 - Sublime beyond loss
  29. E7 - Bewildered in other eyes
  30. E8 - Long term dusk glimpses
  31. F1 - Gradations of arms length
  32. F2 - Drifting time misplaced
  33. F3 - Internal bewildered World
  34. F4 - Burning despair does ache
  35. F5 - Aching cavern without lucidity
  36. F6 - An empty bliss beyond this World
  37. F7 - Libet delay
  38. F8 - Mournful cameraderie
  39. G1 - Stage 4 Post Awareness Confusions
  40. H1 - Stage 4 Post Awareness Confusions
  41. I1 - Stage 4 Temporary Bliss State
  42. J1 - Stage 4 Post Awareness Confusions
  43. K1 - Stage 5 Advanced plaque entanglements
  44. L1 - Stage 5 Advanced plaque entanglements
  45. M1 - Stage 5 Synapse retrogenesis
  46. N1 - Stage 5 Sudden time regression into isolation
  47. O1 - Stage 6 A confusion so thick you forget forgetting
  48. P1 - Stage 6 A brutal bliss beyond this empty defeat
  49. Q1 - Stage 6 Long decline is over
  50. R1 - Stage 6 Place in the World fades away
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Added on: March 15, 2019