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June 14, 2011

An Empty Bliss Beyond This World - The Caretaker [2011]


James Leyland Kirby strips away by gradations at phonographic fidelity, mirroring the peeling back of memories re-construing time-locked and haunting loops. Alzheimer's patients enduring memory attrition can still recall songs from their distant past. The prefrontal cortex is among the last brain regions to atrophy. 


Occasionally memory and melody are lucid: Moments of Sufficient Lucidity; Camaraderie at Arm's Length; Libet's Delay. Kirby's genius is to make tangible decay and elusive manifest: Bedded Deep in Long Term Memory; I Feel as if I might be Vanishing; The Sublime is Disappointingly Elusive -  and to make audible the ticking of history's metaphysical clock.


Sublime, timeless and beautiful. Like a life well lived.






Oddi wrth y brawd
tiny gradations of loss

5 comments:

the mosesman said...

have to say your blog is downright awesome, am slowly working my way thru everything, you have some spectacular stuff here.... many thanks

Y Brawd said...

Cheers. Spread the word. Follow. Enjoy.

the mosesman said...

will do....have spread it to the great and good who contribute to http://exileonmoanstreet.blogspot.com/

Garmon said...

iawn brawd? dydy'r link ddim yn gweithio dim mwy, byddwn i yn ddiolchgar os bydde chi yn ei bostio ar eto :) diolch

Y Brawd said...

Sorry Garmon. Mediafire removed all post links (2 year's worth) pre January 2012. Y brawd goes on but has not the heart - nor time - to re-up 500+ files. Stick around though as more Caretaker will get posted this month.