"Watching dead Empires
in decay"
Year:  2014
Country:  Poland
City:   Krakow
Artist:  Leyland Kirby
Label:   Modern Love
Format:  LP , CD
Edition:  300 copies
Style:     Experimental         Ambient

"Watching dead Empires in decay", a new album recorded under another of Kirby’s pseudonyms THE STRANGER and released on the already defunct label "Modern Love Records", a label that has been close to Kirby through these last eventful 15 years. It’s complex, singular, enigmatic, percussive, atmospheric and you just can’t work out how it was constructed. Gone are the sampled 78’s of The Caretaker, but it also doesnt exactly sound electronic - you just can’t quite fathom how any of it was put together: Field Recordings? Found Sounds? Sheets of metal scraped and hammered? Drum machines re-wired? It’s stark and unsettling, haunted, even troubling - but often just beautiful.    Excellent and brilliant work in its genre.
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