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Persistent repetition of phrases

by The Caretaker

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rlw02 After loving Everywhere At The End of Time and An Empty Bliss Beyond This World, I felt compelled to delve deeper into The Caretaker’s discography. I think it’s safe to say that I made the right decision. I know this may sound cliché, but this album is the definition of “haunting yet beautiful”. Favorite track: False memory syndrome.
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tephradubstep Terrifying yet beautiful album. It makes me want to be happy but quickly lets me know that it isn't a happy moment. Like it's almost okay but then just something else comes to start the cycle over again. Never getting a break, until you do. :) 10/10 no skips Favorite track: Long term (remote).
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Mr. Jeff McJefferson, Esq. One of my absolute favourite Caretaker albums. Very haunting and beautiful. I love the distant and foggy atmosphere this album brings.

My favourite Caretaker album.

And once again, Rory, I feel for you. Favorite track: Unmasking alzhiemer's.
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'Persistent Repetition Of Phrases' success comes from the attention it pays to the function of 'the loop', not only as a narrative ordering system in modern music, but as a means by which the brain itself recalls and interprets information; it's as old as recorded sound itself, but in this context the repetition of small shards of auditory information becomes an elegy to fading memory and the worn-out synapses of old age. The track titles offer signposts through Kirby's labyrinth of faulty remembrances, pointing their way towards the peculiarities dictating the manner by which the mind stores and attempts to recover information.


released April 1, 2008


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“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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