Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Caretaker An Empty Bliss beyond this world

James Kirby (The Caretaker) was inspired to make this album after reading a study in 2010 which suggested people with Alzheimer's had an easier time remembering certain information when it's contextualised with music. 

The fascinating thing about this album is how it is edited, some of the tracks loop and repeat in parts, then jump back and forth, in others it sounds like a needle scratching on an old record, stopping or starting mid-thought or contemplation, it's never executed in the form of a "fully finished" from start to end song structure. 

None of the work feels rushed or clumsy, or just too abstract in concept, the entire album is great listening and slows you down and is comforting.

Caretaker isn't just making good music here, he makes music designed to portray and mimic the puzzle like way our memories work, sometimes so clear, sometimes a memory is similar to trying to hold onto smoke, it just slips away

I don't own any of these images or sounds, all from YouTube, link provided


No comments:

Post a Comment