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The Caretaker ~ Everywhere at the End of Time (Stage 1 & 2 of 6)

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‘Everywhere at the end of time’ is a new and finite
series exploring dementia, its advance and its totality.

Featuring the sounds from the journey The Caretaker
as artist will make after being artistically diagnosed as having early
onset dementia.

Each stage will reveal new points of progression,
loss and disintegration. Progressively falling further
and further towards the abyss of complete memory
loss and nothingness.

Viewing dementia as a series of stages can be
a useful way to understand the illness, but it is
important to realise that this only provides a rough
guide to the progress of the condition.

Drawing on a recorded history of 20 years of
recollected memories this is one final journey
and study into recreating the progression of
dementia through sound.

Stage 1 – September 2016 (A+B)
Here we experience the first signs of memory loss.
This stage is most like a beautiful daydream.
The glory of old age and recollection.
The last of the great days.

Stage 2 – April 2017 (C+D)
The second stage is the self realisation and awareness that something is wrong with a refusal to accept that. More effort is made to remember so memories can be more long form with a little more deterioration in quality. The overall personal mood is generally lower than the first stage and at a point before confusion starts setting in.

Stage 3 – Released in September 2017

Stage 4 – Released in March 2018

Stage 5 – Released in September 2018

Stage 6 – Released in March 2019

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Nico Niquo ~ In A Silent Way

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“..slowly evolving compositions and sound meditations based around the palette of modern grime music minus the percussion. In the songs “Arbor Arco” and “He Loved Him Madly” the grime theme is most present, with droplets of synth and bass rising and melting to suggest invisible kick drums underneath. “Rendered” and “In A Silent Way” begin with simple arpeggios that build to intense climaxes, while closing track “Aa-m” is an almost ASMR-inducing meditation.”

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D/P/I ~ Ad Hocc

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“Ad Hocc” was intended to be listened to on 6 speaker systems (6 stereo pairs = 12 speakers) simultaneously. Unfortunately, that experience is saved for those who bought the original USB card. I was not planning on releasing a “digital” (online) version of “Ad Hocc”, but, as it is my favorite D/P/I release, I am offering this un-expanded edition, set up to play on only 2 speaker systems (2 stereo pairs = 4 speakers). I hope you enjoy nonetheless.” – D/P/I

“Indeed, the intended flexible listening experience of Ad Hocc does emphasize the goal of D/P/I’s axiomatic language being a rearrangeable, modular faculty. Like his visual style — images loosely associated on a white background — the record’s reprogrammability opens up the listening experience as being inherently non-oppressive. Although there is binary division occurring between the “fundamental” and “supplementary” subsets, their rearrangement diminishes any experience being a “quintessential” one; rather, all are opportunities. Ad Hocc becomes a total meditation on D/P/I’s use of material, a consideration of how they interact, a study of their inherently structural design, and ultimately, a defense of their accelerated, gorgeously spontaneous performance.” – Tiny Mix Tapes

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