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The last time I saw James Kirby he was wearing a pig mask destroying Chris De Burgh songs at a pub in Leeds years ago. Now he's got big hair and is being all sensitive everywhere. It's amazing how time flies and how people change as V/VM is no more but The Caretaker lives on. As does his new moniker Leyland Kirby and here's the 2nd part of the 'sadly, the future is no longer what it was' trilogy. ...

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Black vinyl repress 2LP on History Always Favours The Winners. Edition of 400 copies.

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Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was by Leyland Kirby
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9/10 Phil Staff review, 24 September 2009
The last time I saw James Kirby he was wearing a pig mask destroying Chris De Burgh songs at a pub in Leeds years ago. Now he's got big hair and is being all sensitive everywhere. It's amazing how time flies and how people change as V/VM is no more but The Caretaker lives on. As does his new moniker Leyland Kirby and here's the 2nd part of the 'sadly, the future is no longer what it was' trilogy. 6 months in the making, this ambitious trilogy has traversed Europe in a hard drive and has now landed as a 6 LP set! There is a triple CD to come but more on that as and when. This second part of the set continues the emotive and emotional warmth of the debut. The thing I get from this series is a lot of soul searching. You can almost here his mind ticking over as music plays. Lots of piano, drones, synth washes, fuzzyness all intertwine over an emotive backdrop. Light and dark are also prevelant as some elements of the music sound dark and foreboding whilst others sound much lighter. Overall though, this has quite a dark paranoid feel compared to the first volume. It makes me think of a dark rainy city rife wih sadness and something evil foreboding (like a film noir version of the city Blade Runner is set in). There is some hope in there but it's much more buried than the first volume. Limited to 500 copies on double vinyl!


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Leyland Kirby ~ When Did Our Dreams and Futures Drift So Far Apart? Visuals by Glenn McQuaid. - YouTube

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