Kirby launched the series in September 2016 aiming to present a sonic interpretation of the mind falling into the depths of dementia. Stage 6 is available now on select digital platforms and deluxe gatefold black and blue vinyl versions. The layout includes reproductions of three new paintings by longtime collaborator Ivan Seal.
In conjunction with the new LP, Kirby has also released the digital-only album Everywhere, an empty bliss, available exclusively on Bandcamp until June 16.
Both LPs mark Kirby's final releases under The Caretaker, ending a 20-year run.
Reflecting on the Everywhere at the end of time series, Kirby says: "When work began on this series it was difficult to predict how the music would unravel itself. Dementia is an emotive subject for many and always a subject I have treated with maximum respect. Stages have all been artistic reflections of specific symptoms which can be common with the progression and advancement of the different forms of Alzheimer's."
Order for the digital and physical copies of Everywhere at the end of time—Stage 6 is here, with a stream of the album below. The album is also available on a deluxe 4CD set containing Stages 4-6, with ordering options for that version at this link.
Tracklisting—Everywhere at the end of time, Stage 6
O1. A confusion so thick you forget forgetting
P1. A brutal bliss beyond this empty defeat
Q1. Long decline is over
R1. Stage 6 Place in the World fades away
Tracklisting—Everywhere, an empty bliss
01. Loss of want back there
02. I might be vanishing
03. Empty beyond beyond beyond
04. Losing battle of loss
05. Advanced plaque camaraderie
06. All eyes bewildered
07. Glimpses of life denial
08. Equinox eyes will stop
09. Losing loss of battle
10. Plaque advanced despair
11. Benjamin beyond bliss
12. Drifting sublime hope
13. Minimal all you are
14. Internal unravel
15. Dusk memory fraction
16. Entanglement synapse ache
17. And bliss everywhere bliss