Posts Tagged: The Caretaker

A Closer Listen’s Best Albums of the Decade

The decade is over, and a new one has just begun!  A happy new year to all of our readers.  As we close the book on the old year and put the last decade to bed, we offer one final

A Closer Listen’s Best Albums of the Decade

The decade is over, and a new one has just begun!  A happy new year to all of our readers.  As we close the book on the old year and put the last decade to bed, we offer one final

A Closer Listen’s Best Ambient Albums of the Decade

Our Best of the Decade lists begin today!  These lists celebrate the power ~ and the idiosyncrasies ~ of the individual.  Each of our staffers was invited to list their favorite album of the decade in each of seven categories,

A Closer Listen’s Best Ambient Albums of the Decade

Our Best of the Decade lists begin today!  These lists celebrate the power ~ and the idiosyncrasies ~ of the individual.  Each of our staffers was invited to list their favorite album of the decade in each of seven categories,

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Our reviewers have an ear for the unique, as evidenced by this list. Every writer voted for a different #1.  But when the votes were counted, one album stood above them all, winning a broad base of support that unified

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Ambient

And now, the first of the Big Seven Lists!  We receive more ambient music than anything else, at times equal to all the other genres combined.  This makes the field our most competitive, which is ironic considering the fact that

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Ambient

And now, the first of the Big Seven Lists!  We receive more ambient music than anything else, at times equal to all the other genres combined.  This makes the field our most competitive, which is ironic considering the fact that

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

Streaming is king.  Fewer physical editions are produced than ever before.  And yet, the tactile experience offers something special to the recipient: a feeling that the experience is real.  Our ten 2019 selections include half a dozen formats, evidence of

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

Streaming is king.  Fewer physical editions are produced than ever before.  And yet, the tactile experience offers something special to the recipient: a feeling that the experience is real.  Our ten 2019 selections include half a dozen formats, evidence of

Ivan Seal / The Caretaker ~ Everywhere at the end of time / everywhere, an empty bliss

After two decades, it’s time for us to take inventory.  Leyland Kirby’s Selected Memories from the Haunted Ballroom was released in 1999, the concluding chapter of Everywhere at the end of time in 2019.  Over the past twenty years, The Caretaker has carved a niche in

Ivan Seal / The Caretaker ~ Everywhere at the end of time / everywhere, an empty bliss

After two decades, it’s time for us to take inventory.  Leyland Kirby’s Selected Memories from the Haunted Ballroom was released in 1999, the concluding chapter of Everywhere at the end of time in 2019.  Over the past twenty years, The Caretaker has carved a niche in

ACL 2018 ~ Music for Haunted Houses

In 2018, the world reached a tipping point in which scary music is no longer scarier than real life.  The old monsters are disappointed; they just can’t compete with the news.  This being said, it’s one of our favorite times

ACL 2018 ~ Music for Haunted Houses

In 2018, the world reached a tipping point in which scary music is no longer scarier than real life.  The old monsters are disappointed; they just can’t compete with the news.  This being said, it’s one of our favorite times