The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 6
Label: History Always Favours The Winners
Cat No: HAFTW030 2LP
Format: Limited Edition Blue 12" vinyl, mastered and cut by Lupo. Comes in a thick spine, deluxe gatefold sleeve featuring reproductions of three new paintings by Ivan Seal.
A1. Confusion So Thick You Forget Forgetting
A2. A Brutal Bliss Beyond This Empty Defeat
B1. Long Decline Is Over
B2. Place In The World Fades Away
The Caretaker bids farewell with Everywhere At The End Of Time: Stage 6, bringing the two decade-long project to a close.
Leyland Kirby began his Caretaker project in 1999 with Selected Memories From The Haunted Ballroom, which took Jack Nicholson’s character from The Shining as a metaphor for mental health and the loss of memory. Each stage of Everywhere At The End Of Time, which began in 2016, was designed as an artistic reflection of dementia and the debilitating symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Unlike the “Post-Awareness” stages four and five of the project, stage six “is without description”, and features four stunning long-form compositions. This final dispatch is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the most immersive and intangible of his two-decade arc, a masterpiece of work.