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Listening to the The Caretaker's EATEOT albums

The almighty YouTube algorithm brought The Caretaker's Everywhere at the End of Time series to my attention so I dived right in.
1The Caretaker
Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 1

The internet buzz around this record came off a lot like creepypasta and I like weird shit sometimes so the six hour concept multi-album experience seemed right up my alley.
2The Caretaker
Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 2

It's a conceptual journey of a character going through dementia -- each album representing different stages.
3The Caretaker
Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 3

What does it sound like? Warbly 1930s old-timey music loops that gradually (and sometimes suddenly) disintegrate.
4The Caretaker
Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 4

(As a sidenote, the album art simultaneously gets better and more disconcerting the longer you stare at it.)
5The Caretaker
Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 5

So does the 'experience' work from a concept perspective? Kinda, I guess? I DID feel pretty despondent listening to it and it had this weird effect of blending into the background while also consuming all of my attention. Yet, I can't help but wonder if listening to anything loop and fall apart into noise for 6 hours would accomplish the same goal. It's such a huge time commitment and I have a feeling Kirby could have made it 2 hours long and had roughly the same effect on me.
6The Caretaker
Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 6

Anyways, as much as I love the idea of this sort of thing, it didn't quite live up to the hype for me. It was fun to check out, though.
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