Q: Is it okay to listen to EATEOT in multiple sittings?
A: In short, the answer is yes. If you look at the upload dates for each EATEOT stage, they are months apart. Really, as long as you listen to the stages in the correct order, you’ll be fine. Q: Can I listen to EATEOT in the background while I do something else?
It’s okay to listen to EATEOT in the background while doing another task. It shouldn’t detract from the experience in any way. At the end of the day, it’s just music, and you can listen to music however you see fit. Q: What software should I use to make Caretaker-style music?
A: The most common ones people use are FL Studio and Audacity. FL studio does cost money but there is a free trial available. Audacity is free, but the effects can be cheap sounding. Q: Where do I join the discord server?
A: Right here: https://discord.gg/ejN2Qmunay Q: What do the numbers and letters mean on the EATEOT track titles?
A: EATEOT was meant to be played on vinyl, the letters are for which side of the record they’re on. Each post-awareness stage would be split into two records. Q: Can I use the caretaker’s music in my own projects?
A: We can’t answer for Kirby, we recommend you contact and ask him. Q: What are good caretaker albums to listen to after hearing AEBBTW and EATEOT?
A: Each answer will vary based on who you ask, the most common recommendation is Everywhere an Empty Bliss, as they’re archival tracks that were meant to be featured on other caretaker albums. Another common recommendation is Patience After Sebald and Persistent Repetition of Phrases for those who enjoyed stages 1-3. Take Care it’s a Desert Out There is recommended for those who enjoyed stages 4-6. Q: EATEOT has had a negative impact on my mental health, what do I do?
A: Anything can be bad in excess. And while music can’t hurt you, the places it takes you emotionally can. The Caretaker’s discography (especially EATEOT) focuses on heavy themes, including death and loss. If you believe The Caretaker has negatively impacted your health, cut down on your music consumption, find a more cheerful record, or focus on other activities altogether. If you’re worried about eventually suffering from dementia in your older years, we also encourage you to do some research of your own on Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of memory loss, the more you know the less you fear. It’s important to note that we are not professionals or licensed therapists, so should your mood continue to decline, please seek help from someone with proper training. Q: Where do the albums fit into EATEOT
A: There is no EATEOT “timeline” so to speak, the caretaker albums cover more than just dementia, so fitting them into the EATEOT stages would be ignoring the point of those albums, especially taking into account that EATEOT is based on the stages of dementia. The closest thing you can get to this is AEBBTW confirmed to be stage 4 of dementia (stage 3 of EATEOT). Q: If EATEOT is supposed to represent the 7 stages of dementia, why are there only 6 stages covered?
A: Stage 1 of dementia is actually just “no signs of dementia”, so it wouldn’t make sense for EATEOT to start out at stage 2. It’s more of a stylistic choice than anything Q: What services can I listen to/purchase The Caretaker’s Music?
A: You can find it on YouTube, Bandcamp, and Boomkat, all of which we have provided links to in the resources tab on the side. If you see The Caretaker’s work on any other platform from the one’s listed, avoid it as much as possible, it is someone else pretending to be The Caretaker. Q: Where can I buy EATEOT on vinyl?
All physical copies can be found on Kirby’s Boomkat page. EATEOT LPs are available in two sets; stages 1-3, and stages 4-6. You cannot purchase a stage individually at this time.