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Persistent repetition of phrases

by The Caretaker

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Gunnison6610 a classic signaling something great ahead
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keenan_bruce Appropriate to listen to when perusing the dark sub-basements of one's imagination. I loved it for ambience and for its similarities to An empty bliss beyond this World. Very captivating. Favorite track: Von Restorff effect.
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Jordan Vauvert Persistent repetition of phrases est le premier album de The Caretaker à prendre à bras le corps le sujet de la maladie d'Alzheimer. Mais tout comme elle progresse de manière insidieuse et se détecte souvent trop tard, le dark ambiant de Leyland Kirby n'attend que le dernier moment pour la révéler ("Unmasking alzhiemer's"). Avant, on a l'impression d'écouter quelqu'un qui radote ses souvenirs. Encore. Et encore. Avec un sens de l'exactitude parfois troublante. Et des détails qui reviennent... Favorite track: Lacunar amnesia.
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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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