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This stuff is so cool. I recommend going to The Caretaker website to get the very cool THEORETICALLY PURE RETROGRADE AMNESIA free mp3 set. -Ian!

Dusty and forgotten memories, echoes and vibrations from the past. Using as source, recordings from the 1920’s and 1930’s era of Ballroom music. Often painful and desolate memories, recalled and replayed from beyond the grave of our senses. In amongst this darkness lies the solace of a semi-recognisable melody or phrase, a beacon of light in this often dark and distant ocean of haunted recalled audio.

The Caretaker project began in late 1996, undoubtedly inspired from the ballroom scene in Stanley Kubrick’s “Shining”. The first release played and extended this theme of altering 1920’s and 1930’s ballroom music creating an eerie and haunted soundworld. Subsequently the sound has become darker and often more abstract over time, moving away from the initial idea of a haunted ballroom into territories involving the mind and its abilities to recall memories.

Currently The Caretaker is inspired by the topic of “Amnesia” and the brain’s abilities to recall situations from the distant and immediate past. This work is best recalled in the monumental “Theoretically pure anterograde amnesia” release, a release which accurately echoes and recreates aurally the disease itself which is no mean achievement.

The Caretaker is building an ever expanding following for his audio memories. Fans of the darker isolationist ambient work of modern composers such as William Basinski, Nurse With Wound, Aphex Twin, Fennesz and Brian Eno would find elements to admire and enjoy and also parallels to The Caretaker’s output. It can be a harsh world at times but ultimately exposure is always rewarding. Immerse yourself in the darkness and give into the spirits and tales recalled and retold in his unique way.

DOWNLOAD:
SELECTED MEMORIES FROM THE HAUNTED BALLROOM (1999)
A STAIRWAY TO THE STARS (2001)
256kbps

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2 Comments

  1. Anyone who can freely give away 6 CDs worth of mp3s (and 320 kbps at that) of his latest work "Theoretically pure anterograde amnesia" is alright in my book. Can any artist be more generous?

  2. The Caretaker is a genius. pure brilliant genius.


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