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The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Album

The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Album
Performer: The Caretaker
Genre: Electronic
Title: An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
MP3 album size: 1104 mb
FLAC album size: 2575 mb
Style: Dark Ambient, Musique Concrète, Experimental
Country: Europe
Released: 19 May 2011
Catalog number: HAFTW008-LP
Label: History Always Favours The Winners


1An Empty Bliss Beyond This World3:48
2The Sublime Is Disappointingly Elusive1:44
3The Great Hidden Sea Of The Unconscious3:02
4Tiny Gradiations Of Loss2:53
5Pared Back To The Minimal1:46
6Bedded Deep In Long Term Memory1:49
7Mental Caverns Without Sunshine3:13
8An Empty Bliss Beyond This World4:20
9Moments Of Sufficient Lucidity3:48
10All You Are Going To Want To Do Is Get Back There3:46
11I Feel As If I Might Be Vanishing1:56
12Mental Caverns Without Sunshine1:35
13A Relationship With The Sublime3:36
14Camaraderie At Arms Length4:46
15Libet's Delay3:27


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
HAFTW008-LPThe Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RP)History Always Favours The WinnersHAFTW008-LP2016
HAFTW008-LPThe Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle)History Always Favours The WinnersHAFTW008-LPEurope2011
HAFTW-DL-008The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World ‎(15xFile, MP3, Album, 320)History Always Favours The WinnersHAFTW-DL-008Europe2011
HAFTW008-LPThe Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Dar)History Always Favours The WinnersHAFTW008-LPEurope2013
HAFTW008-LPThe Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Sil)History Always Favours The WinnersHAFTW008-LPEurope2019


  • ArtworkIvan Seal
  • Mastered ByLupo
  • Recorded By, Other [Remembered By]The Caretaker



An Empty Bliss Beyond This World is the eighth studio album by the Caretaker, an ambient music project of English musician Leyland Kirby. The LP comprises modified samples of pre-World War II vinyl ballroom jazz records Kirby bought cheaply at a Brooklyn store in December 2010. Mental caverns without Sunshine 12. An empty bliss beyond this World 13. Tiny gradiations of loss 14. Camaraderie at arms length 15. The sublime is disappointingly elusive The Caretaker conjures a quieter, more introspective spirit, lost in his own mind amidst a low-lit labyrinth of ever-decaying and antediluvian shellac phrases. Sourced from a mysterious collection of 78s, these vague snippets of archaic sonics reflect the ability of Alzheimers patients to recall the songs of their past, and with them recollections of places, people, moods and sensations. 0:00 - All You Are Going To Want To Do Is Get Back There 3:45 - Moments Of Sufficient Lucidity 7:33 - The Great Hidden Sea Of The Unconscious 10: in album The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World 2011. The Caretaker - All You Are Going To Want To Do Is Get Back There. The Caretaker - Moments Of Sufficient Lucidity. 19 May 2011. An empty bliss beyond this World is an electronic music album from The Caretaker, a project of musician James Kirby, better known for his other project, VVm. Pitchfork placed the album at number 22 on its list of the Top 50 albums of 2011 while Uncut magazine placed it at number 47 on its list. An empty bliss beyond this World was inspired by a 2010 study suggesting that Alzheimer's patients have an easier time remembering information when it's placed in the context of music. What makes it unique isn't that Kirby resuscitates old but vaguely famil. Your current browser isn't compatible with SoundCloud. Please download one of our supported browsers. Need help Sorry Something went wrong. Is your network connection unstable or browser outdated. This Caretaker album is built from layers of sampled 78s and albums, James Kirby told me in an email recently. Things have been rearranged in places and other things brought in and out of focus. Surface noise- which is abundant- is from the original vinyls. Kirby is an artist whose concepts are sometimes more fun to engage with than his music. Bliss was inspired by a 2010 study suggesting that Alzheimer's patients have an easier time remembering information when it's placed in the context of music. Mental Caverns Without Sunshine. An Empty Bliss Beyond This World. Tony Gradiatrions of Loss. Camaraderie at Arms Length. I'm not sure whether i'm qualified to review an album as ostenibly high art as an Empty Bliss Beyond This World, an informed reviewer would feel inclined to make references to Salvador Dali's opus The Persistence of Time, Harold Pinter, and of course The Shining, whilst waxing lyrical about how the concept behind this album a musical depiction of living. Discover all of this album's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and download. What Do You Know About Love by Russ Morgan and His Orchestra 1979. An Empty Bliss Beyond This World Track 6. The Wedding of the Painted Doll by Layton & Johnstone 1929. Moments of Sufficient Lucidity. Coquette by Layton & Johnstone 1929. The Great Hidden Sea of the Unconscious. Piano Medley of Layton & Johnstone Successes by Turner Layton 1929. On the most basic level, An Empty Bliss Beyond This World is an album of turntable music pieced together from a patchwork of polite, downbeat jazz samples from the Dixieland era. That might not sound so interesting, but no description can really do justice to how alien this whole thing feels. The wooziness and glitchiness almost makes An Empty Bliss Beyond This World feel like a wordless concept album too
From Leyland Kirby : "The aim is to try and bring down little by little the 2nd hand prices and make sure everyone who wants one can get one at a decent price. I'm not running a big label so sadly the releases can't be available all of the time, but they are certainly not made to be exclusive." so never waste your money because of these horrendous prices from unprincipled retailers.
I will enjoy getting my purple vinyl, opening it up, put it on the platter and running down the worth of it. I bought this for myself and so should everyone else. I am so sick and tired of these greedy people who see vinyl only as an investment.
?!?!?!?! Colour ?!?!?! How is that even possible ? 1 hour?
Reissue is out now. Grab them before the scalpers do the purple vinyl has already sold out in less than an hour. Glad I ordered mine early.Update 2: black vinyl gone.
They're still available. I just ordered two (one for a friend, not for resale)
Limited repress up NOW [06-10-2016] on Boomkat. 400 copies black vinyl and 250 copies purple vinyl as of 17:52pm. Go, go, go!!
From Leyland Kirby's Facebook page:"Also there will be a re-pressing on vinyl of 'An Empty Bliss Beyond This World' available on October the 6th."
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Hi, I bought my copy when it first came out (May 2011). Its on blue that the Ltd edition here? And an amazing LP!
I have this and it's in great condition. Never played. Make me an offer I can't refuse :)
Miles ahead of our time. Fav tracks:A Relationship With The SublimeTiny Gradiations Of Loss But the entirely album is gorgeous.
I've messaged Leyland regarding the possibility of a CD repress. While it's not top priority for him, Leyland might eventually do it if there's enough demand for it. I kindly urge the 146 discogs users who presently have the CD version of this release in their respective wishlists to express their interest.
too good to be this fucking expensive. these prices are heartbreaking. please repress, Leyland.
So I messaged Leyland and he told me this will get another repress eventually. But not until sometime in 2016 at the earliest.
Is anyone interested in sellin this that isnt asking for an absurd amount?
It's out! Order at boomkat... could be gone in a matter of hours.
too good to sell for less than 1050$
James Leyland Kirby has established quite a rapport with his experimental and sound collage project, V/Vm. Released mostly on his own V/Vm Test Records, Kirby’s numerous records range from pig noise to pure destruction of contemporary pop-songs. But his output as The Caretaker is of completely different character. Collecting “stolen memories and feelings from within the Haunted Ballroom”, the music on his releases scratches at the surface of dusted records and abandoned artifacts.His critically acclaimed Persistent Repetition of Phrases (2008), on a newly spun out History Always Favours The Winners, explored ghostly echoes of melodies almost familiar, if only your consciousness can hold on to them long enough. On An Empty Bliss Beyond This World, Kirby takes his unique approach even further, by guiding discarded material into endless loops, subtle effects, and suppressed memories. Using sampled layers from his secret collection of old 78″ records, including the vinyl surface noise, The Caretaker reconstructs nostalgia, flashbacks, and déjà vu. Inspired by the 2010 study on Alzheimer’s disease, that has shown patients remembering new information with the aid of music, the fifteen small “memories” fade in and out of focus, sometimes ending abruptly, sometimes appearing twice on the album!What’s more amazing to me, is that after a few plays, these tunes become familiar and are at once stored in the banks of my memory. I love leaving this album playing in the background in my office! The covert art of the album features a specially commissioned painting by Ivan Seal. See if you can also hunt down a 72 track massive release, Theoretically Pure Anterograde Amnesia, digitally re-released by History Always Favours The Winners in 2009. Highly recommended!
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