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LEYLAND KIRBY PRESENTS V/VM - The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback), History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY PRESENTS V/VM

The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback)

History Always Favours The Winners

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HAFTW015

*James Leyland Kirby’s near-mythical ‘The Death Of Rave’ material finally given a proper release - original rave classics deconstructed into hazy, ambient flashbacks* Finally, after years of haranguing, Leyland Kirby finally yields 'A Partial Flashback' vinyl edition of his 204-track dancefloor elegy 'The Death Of Rave'. Conceived after a visit to Berghain in 2006 where, according to the artist "For me personally something had died… Rave and techno felt dead to me", the monumental and uncannily prescient series was released via V/Vm's now defunct… Read more
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LEYLAND KIRBY PRESENTS V/VM - The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback), History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY PRESENTS V/VM

The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback)

History Always Favours The Winners

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HAFTW015CD

*James Leyland Kirby’s near-mythical ‘The Death Of Rave’ material finally given a proper release - original rave classics deconstructed into hazy, ambient flashbacks. Special Edition CD housed in reverse board digipak* Finally, after years of haranguing, Leyland Kirby finally yields 'A Partial Flashback' 8-track CD edition of his 204-track dancefloor elegy 'The Death Of Rave'. Conceived after a visit to Berghain in 2006 where, according to the artist "For me personally something had died… Rave and techno felt dead to me", the monumental and uncannily p… Read more
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LEYLAND KIRBY PRESENTS V/VM - The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback), History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Vol.1-4, History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY

Intrigue & Stuff Vol.1-4

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTWSET

*All Four Volumes of Intrigue & Stuff: 19 tracks, over 2 hours long* Leyland Kirby finally closes out a series began in 2011 with the fourth instalment of 'Intrigue & Stuff'. The series has channelled some of the weirdest, most discomforting and downright essential music we've heard from Kirby - including barely legible renditions of New Beat, Acid, Concrete, emotive synth music and even a John Denver cover - all coated in that impenetrable sheen that characterises so much of his music. The title refers to a Martin Hannett quote regarding Factory Records - "There's an awful … Read more
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LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Vol.1-4, History Always Favours The Winners
THE CARETAKER - Patience (After Sebald), History Always Favours The Winners
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THE CARETAKER

Patience (After Sebald)

History Always Favours The Winners

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: HAFTW013

James Leyland Kirby returns with a long-in-the-making soundtrack to acclaimed filmmaker Grant Gee's documentary about German writer WG Sebald. 'Patience (After Sebald)' is a multi-layered film essay on landscape, art, history, life and loss - an exploration of the work and influence of German writer WG Sebald (1944-2001), told via a long walk through coastal East Anglia tracking his most famous book 'The Rings Of Saturn'. Much like The Caretaker's oeuvre, Sebald's works are particularly focused on themes of memory, both personal and collective, making Kirby the ideal candida… Read more
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THE CARETAKER - Patience (After Sebald), History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY - Eager To Tear Apart The Stars, History Always Favours The Winners
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Eager To Tear Apart The Stars

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTW-010

James Leyland Kirby is a prolific artist with a remarkably long and varied career working inside, outside and beyond the electronic underground. From his roots as renowned audio prankster and sonic agitator V/VM to his critically acclaimed work as The Caretaker and, most recently, Leyland Kirby - he's always attracted the attention of an often bewildered audience, although his stature and position as serious auteur has somehow grown exponentially with every year that has gone by since his beginnings in rainy Edgeley back in the mid 90's. Following on from 2009's now-cl… Read more
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LEYLAND KIRBY - Eager To Tear Apart The Stars, History Always Favours The Winners
THE CARETAKER - An empty bliss beyond this world, History Always Favours The Winners
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THE CARETAKER

An empty bliss beyond this world

History Always Favours The Winners

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: HAFTW008

Brand new album from The Caretaker! Seeping to the surface two years since his cherished and widely acclaimed 'Persistent Repetition Of Phrases' LP, 'An Empty Bliss Beyond The World' returns our doddering protagonist to the deserted ballroom, wandering its waxed floor and dilapidated grandeur in an attempt to capture an era which has long since disappeared but still haunts the atmosphere. In the meantime he's accessed an alternate set of memory banks with his derivés into Leyland Kirby land, but back in The Caretaker role, James Leyland Kirby conjures a quieter, mor… Read more
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THE CARETAKER - An empty bliss beyond this world, History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY - Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was, History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY

Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was

History Always Favours The Winners

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HAFTW001

*AN INCREDIBLE TRIPLE ALBUM PACKAGE CONTAINING OVER 4 HOURS OF MUSIC* Finally packaged together for all the non-vinyl believers, or simply those who are too glum to get up and turn the record over, Leyland Kirby's 'Sadly The Future Is No Longer What It Was' triple album brings the series to an epic close, or an opening, depending on your perspective. For folk who have followed the arc from The Caretaker through to Leyland Kirby, this series has provided some of the most visceral, absorbing, disturbing, and bleakly beautiful musical journeys of the last few … Read more
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LEYLAND KIRBY - Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was, History Always Favours The Winners
THE CARETAKER - Persistent Repetition Of Phrases, History Always Favours The Winners
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THE CARETAKER

Persistent Repetition Of Phrases

History Always Favours The Winners

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HAFTW003

At long last, having originally surfaced on CD via the Install label, this genre-defining hauntological masterpiece gets a long overdue digital release. Although this album invites aesthetic comparisons to works by the likes of Philip Jeck, William Basinski and Janek Schaefer - draped as it is in an obfuscating, soupy crackle - there's a very specific conceptual agenda at work here. Part of 'Persistent Repetition Of Phrases' success comes from the attention it pays to the function of 'the loop', not only as a narrative ordering system in modern music, but as a means… Read more
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THE CARETAKER - Persistent Repetition Of Phrases, History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY PRESENTS V/VM - The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback), History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY PRESENTS V/VM

The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback)

History Always Favours The Winners

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HAFTW015

*James Leyland Kirby’s near-mythical ‘The Death Of Rave’ material finally given a proper release - original rave classics deconstructed into hazy, ambient flashbacks* Finally, after years of haranguing, Leyland Kirby finally yields 'A Partial Flashback' 8-track vinyl edition of his 204-track dancefloor elegy 'The Death Of Rave'. Conceived after a visit to Berghain in 2006 where, according to the artist "For me personally something had died… Rave and techno felt dead to me", the monumental and uncannily prescient series was released via V/Vm's now def… Read more

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LEYLAND KIRBY PRESENTS V/VM - The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback), History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Vol.4, History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY

Intrigue & Stuff Vol.4

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTW014

*Limited pressing, initial copies pressed on transparent wax, mastered and cut by LUPO - also available to purchase separately as a set with all four instalments of Intrigue & Stuff* James Leyland Kirby returns with an uncompromising, poetic and unexpected 4th and final instalment of his long-dormant 'Intrigue & Stuff' series despatched from his new base in Krakow for his own History Always Favours The Winners label. Since we last heard from the provocateur he's issued brilliant albums as The Caretaker and The Stranger, a cracking 12" for his formative heroes R&S/Apollo, and marke… Read more

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LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Vol.4, History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Volumes 1-4 (4LP Set), History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY

Intrigue & Stuff Volumes 1-4 (4LP Set)

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTWSET

All Four Volumes of Intrigue & Stuff available as a limited edition set, all four volumes pressed on clear vinyl and including an instant download of all volumes - 19 tracks!

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THE CARETAKER - Persistent Repetition Of Phrases (Coloured Vinyl Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
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THE CARETAKER

Persistent Repetition Of Phrases (Coloured Vinyl Edition)

History Always Favours The Winners

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: HAFTW003-LP

*Coloured Vinyl reissue of this classic album by The Caretaker* Although this album invites aesthetic comparisons to works by the likes of Philip Jeck, William Basinski and Janek Schaefer - draped as it is in an obfuscating, soupy crackle - there's a very specific conceptual agenda at work here. Part of Persistent Repetition Of Phrases' success comes from the attention it pays to the function of 'the loop', not only as a narrative ordering system in modern music, but as a means by which the brain itself recalls and interprets information; it's as … Read more

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THE CARETAKER - Persistent Repetition Of Phrases (Coloured Vinyl Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
THE CARETAKER - An empty bliss beyond this World (Coloured Vinyl Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
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THE CARETAKER

An empty bliss beyond this World (Coloured Vinyl Edition)

History Always Favours The Winners

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: HAFTW008-LP

*Coloured Vinyl reissue of this classic album by The Caretaker* Seeping to the surface two years since his cherished and widely acclaimed 'Persistent Repetition Of Phrases' LP, 'An Empty Bliss Beyond The World' returns our doddering protagonist to the deserted ballroom, wandering its waxed floor and dilapidated grandeur in an attempt to capture an era which has long since disappeared but still haunts the atmosphere. In the meantime he's accessed an alternate set of memory banks with his derivés into Leyland Kirby land, but back in The Caretaker ro… Read more

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THE CARETAKER - An empty bliss beyond this World (Coloured Vinyl Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
THE CARETAKER - Patience (After Sebald) (Coloured Vinyl Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
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THE CARETAKER

Patience (After Sebald) (Coloured Vinyl Edition)

History Always Favours The Winners

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: HAFTW-013

*Coloured Vinyl reissue of this classic album by The Caretaker* James Leyland Kirby returns with a long-in-the-making soundtrack to acclaimed filmmaker Grant Gee's documentary about German writer WG Sebald. 'Patience (After Sebald)' is a multi-layered film essay on landscape, art, history, life and loss - an exploration of the work and influence of German writer WG Sebald (1944-2001), told via a long walk through coastal East Anglia tracking his most famous book 'The Rings Of Saturn'. Much like The Caretaker's oeuvre, Sebald's works are particularly focuse… Read more

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THE CARETAKER - Patience (After Sebald) (Coloured Vinyl Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
THE CARETAKER - Persistent Repetition... / An empty bliss... / Patience... (3LP Set Coloured Vinyl), History Always Favours The Winners
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*Three Caretaker Albums - each packaged individually, sold as a set* The three classic Caretaker albums - 'Persistent Repetition Of Phrases', 'An empty bliss beyond this World' and 'Patience (After Sebald)' have all been long out-of print. They have now been re-pressed on coloured vinyl available to buy separately or as a set. Please note that this set does not include any extra material or packaging - it is just the three separate LP's sent together. The albums also include instant MP3 downloads dropped into your account on purchase - whether bought separately or as a set.

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THE CARETAKER - Patience (After Sebald), History Always Favours The Winners
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THE CARETAKER

Patience (After Sebald)

History Always Favours The Winners

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: HAFTW-013CD

James Leyland Kirby returns with a long-in-the-making soundtrack to acclaimed filmmaker Grant Gee's documentary about German writer WG Sebald. 'Patience (After Sebald)' is a multi-layered film essay on landscape, art, history, life and loss - an exploration of the work and influence of German writer WG Sebald (1944-2001), told via a long walk through coastal East Anglia tracking his most famous book 'The Rings Of Saturn'. Much like The Caretaker's oeuvre, Sebald's works are particularly focused on themes of memory, both personal and collective, making Kirby the ideal candidate for… Read more

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THE CARETAKER - Patience (After Sebald), History Always Favours The Winners
THE CARETAKER / LEYLAND KIRBY - An empty bliss beyond this world / Eager To Tear Apart The Stars, History Always Favours The Winners

THE CARETAKER / LEYLAND KIRBY

An empty bliss beyond this world / Eager To Tear Apart The Stars

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTW008/010

*Special bundle featuring both of James Leyland Kirby's 2011 albums for a special price* James Kirby released two beautiful albums in 2011, "An Empty Bliss Beyond This World" as The Caretaker and "Eager To Tear Apart The Stars" as Leyland Kirby. The first attempts to capture an era which has long since disappeared utilising sounds taken from his mysterious collection of 78s, while the latter offers an exceptionally beautiful set of woozy electronic compositions sounding somewhere between Vangelis, Popol Vuh and Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Both albums come housed in gatefold Digipak's with specially commissioned artwork by Ivan Seal.

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THE CARETAKER / LEYLAND KIRBY - An empty bliss beyond this world / Eager To Tear Apart The Stars, History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Vol.3, History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY

Intrigue & Stuff Vol.3

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTW-012

**Limited Re-Press on Clear Vinyl - 200 copies only** Our maverick protagonist again looks to the future mindful of the past, following a twisted trajectory from imagination to realisation which would leave lesser artists and musicians exhausted (or in need of drying out). But as we all know, Leyland Kirby's lifestyle and cathartic sonic processes are not in vain: for many this series has provided some of the greatest material of an already crazy career. On vol.3, we dare say he's produced one of his most unforgettable moments with 'The Watcher And The Watched' - a mind-burrowing … Read more

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LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Vol.3, History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY - Eager To Tear Apart The Stars, History Always Favours The Winners
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Eager To Tear Apart The Stars

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTW010-CD

*CD version - in a beautiful digipak with original artwork by Ivan Seal.* James Leyland Kirby is a prolific artist with a remarkably long and varied career working inside, outside and beyond the electronic underground. From his roots as renowned audio prankster and sonic agitator V/VM to his critically acclaimed work as The Caretaker and, most recently, Leyland Kirby - he's always attracted the attention of an often bewildered audience, although his stature and position as serious auteur has somehow grown exponentially with every year that has gone by since his beginnings in… Read more

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LEYLAND KIRBY - Eager To Tear Apart The Stars, History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY - Eager To Tear Apart The Stars (Limited Vinyl Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
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Eager To Tear Apart The Stars (Limited Vinyl Edition)

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTW010-LP

*Special upfront edition of this new album from Leyland Kirby, the CD version won't be released until October 3rd* James Leyland Kirby is a prolific artist with a remarkably long and varied career working inside, outside and beyond the electronic underground. From his roots as renowned audio prankster and sonic agitator V/VM to his critically acclaimed work as The Caretaker and, most recently, Leyland Kirby - he's always attracted the attention of an often bewildered audience, although his stature and position as serious auteur has somehow grown expon… Read more

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LEYLAND KIRBY - Eager To Tear Apart The Stars (Limited Vinyl Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Vol.2, History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY

Intrigue & Stuff Vol.2

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTW-011

**Limited Re-Press on Clear Vinyl - 200 copies only** Leyland Kirby presents Vol. 2 of his four-part 'Intrigue & Stuff' series. There's absolutely no predicting what direction this series will take, and for this instalment we're privy to an internal ocean of quieter thoughts and moods, smudged with a majestic yet somehow solipsistic glow. As ever, there's a wealth of cultural mulch swirling below the surface, siphoning the slyest hints of Harold Budd and dormant spirits of the new age with a dissolute mix of cynicism and sincerity. Embarking at 'Eventually, It Eats Your Lungs' we… Read more

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LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Vol.2, History Always Favours The Winners
THE CARETAKER - An empty bliss beyond this World, History Always Favours The Winners
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THE CARETAKER

An empty bliss beyond this World

History Always Favours The Winners

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: HAFTW008CD

Brand new LP from The Caretaker! Seeping to the surface two years since his cherished and widely acclaimed 'Persistent Repetition Of Phrases' LP, 'An Empty Bliss Beyond The World' returns our doddering protagonist to the deserted ballroom, wandering its waxed floor and dilapidated grandeur in an attempt to capture an era which has long since disappeared but still haunts the atmosphere. In the meantime he's accessed an alternate set of memory banks with his derivés into Leyland Kirby land, but back in The Caretaker role, James Leyland Kirby conjures a quieter, more introsp… Read more

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THE CARETAKER - An empty bliss beyond this World, History Always Favours The Winners
THE CARETAKER - An empty bliss beyond this World (Limited Vinyl Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
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THE CARETAKER

An empty bliss beyond this World (Limited Vinyl Edition)

History Always Favours The Winners

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: HAFTW008-LP

Seeping to the surface two years since his cherished and widely acclaimed 'Persistent Repetition Of Phrases' LP, 'An Empty Bliss Beyond The World' returns our doddering protagonist to the deserted ballroom, wandering its waxed floor and dilapidated grandeur in an attempt to capture an era which has long since disappeared but still haunts the atmosphere. In the meantime he's accessed an alternate set of memory banks with his derivés into Leyland Kirby land, but back in The Caretaker role, James Leyland Kirby conjures a quieter, more introspective sp… Read more

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THE CARETAKER - An empty bliss beyond this World (Limited Vinyl Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Vol.1, History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY

Intrigue & Stuff Vol.1

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTW-009

**Limited Re-Press on Clear Vinyl - 200 copies only** The indomitable Leyland Kirby returns two years since his memory mangling and essential 'Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was' LPs, offering the first in a series of four 12"s entitled 'Intrigue & Stuff' - channeling some of the weirdest, most discomforting and downright essential music we've heard this year. The title may refer to a Martin Hannett quote regarding Factory Records - "There's an awful lot of incest that goes on" mused Hannet, "Intrigue and stuff". Or it may be a succinct description of Kirby's gestalt oeu… Read more

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LEYLAND KIRBY - Intrigue & Stuff Vol.1, History Always Favours The Winners
THE CARETAKER - Persistent Repetition Of Phrases (2010 Gatefold Digipak Edition), History Always Favours The Winners
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THE CARETAKER

Persistent Repetition Of Phrases (2010 Gatefold Digipak Edition)

History Always Favours The Winners

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HAFTW003-CD

*2010 Edition of this long-out-of-print masterpiece, considered by many to be one of the definitive albums of its kind. Comes with brand new cover and inner artwork specially painted by Ivan Seal, housed in a limited edition gatefold Digipak* This genre-defining hauntological masterpiece gets a long overdue new edition having been out of print more or less since its original release on the Install label back in 2008. Although this album invites aesthetic comparisons to works by the likes of Philip Jeck, William Basinski and Janek Schaefer - d… Read more

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THE CARETAKER - Persistent Repetition Of Phrases (2010 Gatefold Digipak Edition), History Always Favours The Winners