- Take Care, It's A Desert Out There is now on sale after being given out at a performance last week.
The Caretaker, AKA Leyland James Kirby, has dedicated a new album to the late writer Mark Fisher.
Copies of Take Care, It's A Desert There were first distributed at Kirby's performance at the Barbican in London for an Unsound event last week. Today, 350 vinyl copies appeared on Boomkat, each signed and individually numbered. The LP features previously unreleased material—one long 48-minute track—from the ambient artist dedicated to Fisher, an electronic music writer and theorist who took his own life earlier this year. All proceeds from the release will go towards the mental health charity MIND. The cover artwork is a painting by the artist Ivan Seal, whose work has adorned past Caretaker records.
Fisher and Kirby's relationship goes back years—he's written notes for past Caretaker releases, and the Caretaker music was a fundamental part of what Fisher called "hauntology."
01. Take Care, It's A Desert Out There
Take Care, It's A Desert Out There is out now via History Always Favours The Winners.