Review Summary: Mysterious and beautiful-dark-ambient-ballroom-jazz.
We all have a little bit of ambient-love in us. On a rainy day we may look out of a cracked window to absorb the decadence and serenity of the sounds of falling rain. At the beach we may stand still from time to time to feel the caressing sways of wind gusts or we may enjoy the whistling droning sounds our ears pick up. A baby in the womb of its mother is subjected to a constant loud sound that is equivalent to the volumes of a household vacuum. We all appreciate these sounds, moments, and memories because we are instinctively hard-wired to utilize these sounds to aid in many areas of life; such as sleep, relaxation, meditation, the list goes on. The Caretaker's [i]Persistent Repetition of Phrases[i/] aims to be that white noise is in our life that stands as a compliment to our normal everydays activities. Exclusive member James Kirby makes effective use of ambient sounds of fuzz, repetative themes, replicated audio devices, airy synths, and a droning backdrops of minimalistic jazz.
The culmination of emotional textures is what makes Persisten Repetition of Phrases so effective. The deep melancholic feelings of "Past Life Regression" play as a symbolic soundtrack to feelings of nothingness. The title track feels like a person could be sitting at a school dance and be zoning to all the chaos around him while loosing perspective to realities. "Poor Enunciation" feels like abandoned caves of mystery.
Existing as a complementive component to everyday life Persistient Repetition of Phrases is a great release out of James discog and shows why he is a worthy artist creative ambient music in our present day.