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Persistent repetition of phrases

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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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Joe Yoksh This is how it feels to watch someone die.
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Molis The album 'Persistent Repetition Of Phrases' is the most unusual and intricate in compositions, also unusual in the picture for the album. Its intricacy and unusualness betray the nature of oblivion to this, in which one wants to hide in a dark room without a ray of light. And this picture bewitches with its emptiness inside another empty picture.. Favorite track: Long term (remote).
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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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