< READY > The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 4 (2018)

The fact that three of the four tracks on Stage 4 of this excellent examination of aural dementia are called “Post Awareness Confusions” should tell you a lot about where this project is going. I mean, I suppose we all know where this is going, its just we don’t know how its going to be interpreted into sound. This is one of the main things which has made this entire journey so exciting yet equally terrifying for me.

Stage 4 is where Everywhere At The End Of Time gets very fucking real. Gone are the 3, 4, 5 minute songs, here instead we have 4 20-minute-plus slabs of meandering noise. The big band samples are still there, memories still from all the way back in Stage 1, only mangled, drawn out, and lost in some sort of ethereal fog, only to come plunging out again, if only momentarily. Scary shit.