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Program 568: An Empty Bliss Beyond this World

KALW Broadcast Date: August 9, 2019 | Host: Randall Wong

On this Music From Other Minds, Randall Wong explores the work An Empty Bliss Beyond this World by The Caretaker. In the words of the artist, “Famously, people as they got older have started seeing dead people, people from the past, and that’s their reality because the brain’s misfiring. I’m very interested in these kinds of stories. Music’s probably the last thing to go for a lot of people with advanced Alzheimer’s. There are a lot of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s who just hum the same songs over and over again.”

Program Audio

30-Second Spot

Track Info & Links

Title: An Empty Bliss Beyond this World
Composer: The Caretaker AKA James Leyland Kirby
Performers: n/a
Recording Title: An Empty Bliss Beyond this World
Record Label: Self Released
Catalog Number: n/a


Title: Alphabent, Pussycat, The Broken Record
Composer: Twink AKA Mike Langlie
Performers: Twink AKA Mike Langlie
Recording Title: The Broken Record 
Record Label: Seeland Records
Catalog Number: SEELAND 529

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