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Persistent repetition of phrases

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liam04 This is a terrifying album, anyone who is interested in the caretakers work should give this a listen, it's worth it Favorite track: False memory syndrome.
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Rory Waking up is a challenge, lying to everyone about being ok is killing me and everything I seem to do to help no matter how hard i try always ends in ruin. This music is a hand to hold in such dark times. Its the peace of death without the trauma. Favorite track: Past life regression.
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jkuering This album legitimately is such a great showcase of what Leyland Kirby can do with so little. Simply using 2 records, he crafted a well made and clever representation of multiple phenomena relating to memory. Worth every penny buying this. Favorite track: Rosy retrospection.
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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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