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Album Review: “Everywhere at the End of Time”

Album Review: “Everywhere at the End of Time”

“Everywhere at the End of Time” is a six-hour long album made by the Caretaker. The album is a depiction of how dementia erodes your memories. There are 6 stages from this album.

STAGE-1 “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 “The second stage is the self realization 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 “Here we are presented with some of the last coherent memories before confusion fully rolls in and the grey mists form and fade away. Finest moments have been remembered, the musical flow in places is more confused and tangled. As we progress some singular memories become more disturbed, isolated, broken and distant. These are the last embers of awareness before we enter the post awareness stages.”

STAGE-4 “Post-Awareness Stage 4 is where serenity and the ability to recall singular memories gives way to confusions and horror. It’s the beginning of an eventual process where all memories begin to become more fluid through entanglements, repetition and rupture. “

STAGE-5 “Post-Awareness Stage 5 confusions and horror. More extreme entanglements, repetition and rupture can give way to calmer moments. The unfamiliar may sound and feel familiar.  Time is often spent only in the moment leading to isolation.”

STAGE-6 “post-awareness”

My personal experience when listening to this album was terrifying. I was home alone, and bored. I decided to try out this album because I heard a lot of people have tried out this album. I sat for 6 hours with my headphones on. The first two hours or so were fine, I could tell the audio and songs were becoming more distorted and cloudy. My emotions dropped instantly when stage 4 played. The sounds you hear from it feels unreal and you would never think someone with dementia is living the life of stage-4. The songs get longer and more distorted, i couldn’t think of anything when it was playing i felt so terrified and empty. It only gets worse when you get to stage 5 and 6. There’s calm but scary moments and the sound raptures and only gets louder when you think someone’s screaming at you. Stage 6 is unexplainable. It’s calm, but you know and understand why it’s calm and it’s sad honestly. I had a panic attack but I decided to keep playing because I didn’t want to back down (huge mistake). Some people say this album is either the end credits of life or the theme song of hell. This is really a different experience but be warned! This album WILL CHANGE YOUR VIEW ON LIFE. Halloween is soon and if you really want to be spooked, listen to Everywhere at the End of Time.

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