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The Caretaker


"I'm sorry to differ with you, sir. But you are the caretaker. You've always been the caretaker. I should know, sir. I've always been here." -- The Shining

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Kirby
Electronic Musician
9-May-1974   V/Vm, The Caretaker


Selected Memories From The Haunted Ballroom (1999, V/Vm Test)
1The Haunted Ballroom
2By The Seaside
3One Thousand Memories
4Haunting Me
5A Summer Romance
6Den Of Iniquity
7Dream Waltz
8A Handful Of Stars
9Request Dance
10In The Dark
11Reckless Night
12Thronged With Ghosts
13From Out Of Nowhere
14Friends Past Reunited
15You And The Night
16Moonlight Serenade
18The Revolving Bandstand
19Garden Of Weeds
20"Excuse Me" For Ladies
21In Days Of Old
22September 1939
24The Haunted Ballroom

A Stairway To The Stars (2001, V/Vm Test)
1We Cannot Escape The Past
2Cloudy, Since You Went Away
4Consigned To A Yesterday
5Masquerade Ball
6Malign Forces Of The Occult
7On The Edge Of Breakdown
8Robins And Roses
9Date With An Angel
10It's All Forgotten Now
11Each Today Doesn't Lead To A Tomorrow
13Friends Past Re-united
14A Stairway To The Stars

Originally released on CD, later pressed on double vinyl.

We'll All Go Riding On A Rainbow (2004, V/Vm Test)
1I Saw Your Face In A Dream
2We'll All Go Riding On A Rainbow
3That Old Feeling
4The Weeping Dancefloor
5Driven Beyond The Limits
6The Memory Of A Song
7And The Bands Played On
8Here I Am, Broken Hearted
9Hoping For Some Kind Of Recognition
10Under A Warm Golden Light
11Unmasking At Midnight
12Roll Up The Carpet And Dance
14Faith In Time
15We Have Been Here Before

Theoretically Pure Anterograde Amnesia (2005, V/Vm Test)
Disc 1 - Memories One to Twelve
Disc 2 - Memories Thirteen to Twenty Four
Disc 3 - Memories Twenty Five to Thirty Six
Disc 4 - Memories Thirty Seven to Forty Eight
Disc 5 - Memories Forty Nine to Sixty
Disc 6 - Memories Sixty One to Seventy Two

72 songs, originally released as a free high-quality download. Pressed in 2006 as a six-CD box set.

Those who suffer from "theoretically pure anterograde amnesia" will still be able to recall memories laid down before the onset of anterograde amnesia, but will exist in a transient world where anything beyond their immediate attention-span disappears permanently from their consciousness. Where once the Caretaker’s music seemed to recall an imaginary past, all such memories have faded. It is now the present, the vapour of here and now, which is crippling, fearful, and sinister. The ballroom music of yore has been supplanted by a frazzle of static, fuzz, and chasms of atonal doom.

Additional Amnesiac Memories (2006, V/Vm Test)

Thirteen songs to complement Theoretically Pure Anterograde Amnesia.

Deleted Scenes/Forgotten Dreams (2007, WéMè Records)

Released a double vinyl set, later made available as a free high-quality download. "Cut at low volume to allow for additional stylus crackle to form part of each release over a period of time."

Persistent Repetition of Phrases (2008)
1Lacunar Amnesia
2Persistent Repetition Of Phrases
3Rosy Retrospection
4Long Term (Remote)
5Poor Enunciation
6Past Life Regression
7False Memory Syndrome
8Von Restorff Effect
9Unmasking Alzhiemer's

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