The Caretaker
January 24, 2007 6:01 PM   Subscribe

Hoo, thanks! Hadn't heard of this, and generally like Brainwashed stuff.
posted by everichon at 6:13 PM on January 24, 2007

Evocative of Jack at the ballroom bar in The Shining.
posted by everichon at 6:15 PM on January 24, 2007

Yes, yes, yes, V/Vm Test Records. Gotta love them. Gotta love all their releases.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 6:18 PM on January 24, 2007

well if that was not the coolest thing I've ever heard...

perfectly scary and melodic - and yes a lot like Jack Torrance in the Shining.

I've been trying to make music that sounds like this for 10 years -

Thank you metafilter for leading me to things like this.

I must listen to all The Caretaker has to offer.

Great Post!

posted by petecart at 7:03 PM on January 24, 2007

Really reminds me of the Tower of Terror at Disneyworld.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 7:30 PM on January 24, 2007

Nice! Surprised I haven't heard of him before. Original ideas and sounds here.
posted by fleetmouse at 7:40 PM on January 24, 2007

I am also enjoying Gaeoudjiparl a lot.
posted by everichon at 7:54 PM on January 24, 2007

I remember the first V/Vm song I heard "Midnight at the Overlook" which is some ancient crooner layered with a lot of static. The whole idea behind The Caretaker makes it even more enjoyable to listen to. I would also suggest COH's (pronounced "sun") album "Above Air".
posted by thylacine at 8:21 PM on January 24, 2007

Ok... this is nuts. What's wrong with you, hama7?
posted by nixerman at 8:38 PM on January 24, 2007

A Stairway to the Stars is giving me the chills all over. Beautiful, lush, spooky, haunting music. It amazes me how many people attempt this sort of thing - altering found sounds with processing - yet how few succeed in creating something compelling and artistically satisfying. I can't quite put my finger on exactly why this works, and that's part of the appeal. These tracks sound like compositions, not old records run through a couple of effects.
posted by fleetmouse at 8:56 PM on January 24, 2007

Fantastic. I'm happily Brainwashed but didn't know about this. Thank you.
posted by RGD at 10:30 PM on January 24, 2007

This is great.

Also. Creepifying.

I wish I could make music this unnerving. I've made one or two things I've been told are creepy, but ... not like this. Not at all.
posted by sparkletone at 11:41 PM on January 24, 2007

Really fantastic. Thanks.
posted by ScottUltra at 6:56 AM on January 25, 2007

Wow, every track sounds the same.
posted by Eideteker at 4:56 PM on January 25, 2007

Nice post. I love this guy's stuff...I strongly reccomend downloading every one of the 6 CD set of "Theoretically Pure Anterograde Amnesia".
posted by 40 Watt at 5:32 PM on January 25, 2007

message to fleetmouse: you're right, there are a ton of us electronic posers loving what we're doing but whose output is, you know, sucking.

I'm one of those people...we drink and tinker for 5 weeks and get 15 seconds that sounds like one of those Caretaker ditties...there are so many of us trying to do exactly what we're hearing here...I guess that's what I'm trying to say.

This music is to, you know, now, like Brian Eno's On Land and Music for Airports were...a perfectly executed slow throbbing that captured the world picture at the time, expressed in synthesizer form.

Yep. I'm just saying, man you are Exactly right - and that makes this stuff all the better... it's like the walk-on NFL player, or the kid who stays up all night and then aces a test in the morning.

Me, with electronic music I'm like the kid who studied all the time and never got more than a 70, but, you know, who is like interesting and stuff. yeah. It's great to see what we love to do executed so well. Meesa not wanting to dwell on the bad things, I'm just saying we are sunlit for noticing this incredible specimen operating in the field, commanding troops with out any...modern military...

that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

check and advise.

posted by petecart at 6:20 PM on January 25, 2007

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