Leyland Kirby

Real Name:
James Kirby
Profile:
James Kirby is a British ambient / experimental musician and competitive darts player born in England on May 9, 1974 . He grew up in England, and DJed raves in Germany in the 1990s. Eventually, he began to make music in the 1996, under the alias V/VM. The project covered a wide range of styles, plunderphonics foremost among them. Inspired by the ballroom scenes from "The Shining", he later began The Caretaker, using '78s of ballroom music as his primary source. The project eventually went on to cover themes of mental decline as a symptom of neurodegenerative illness. Throughout the late 1990s and onwards, he has released a plethora of singles, albums, collections and compilations under many aliases.

Based first in Stockport England and later in Berlin, Germany, he moved to Krakow, Poland in 2012 to better focus on his music, where he continues to live today. He founded V/Vm Test Records, Vukzid, and History Always Favours The Winners.
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Albums

HAFTW001-LP When We Parted My Heart Wanted To Die — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby When We Parted My Heart Wanted To Die (Album) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW001-LP Germany 2009 Sell This Version
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HAFTW007-LP Memories Live Longer Than Dreams — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Memories Live Longer Than Dreams (Album) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW007-LP Germany 2009 Sell This Version
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HAFTW006-LP Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was (Album) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW006-LP Germany 2009 Sell This Version
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HAFTW-DL-001 Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was (Album) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW-DL-001 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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none Lost Moments, Errors And Accidents #001 — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Lost Moments, Errors And Accidents #001(10xFile, MP3, 320) History Always Favours The Winners none UK 2009
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HAFTW010-LP Eager To Tear Apart The Stars — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Eager To Tear Apart The Stars (Album) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW010-LP Europe 2011 Sell This Version
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none We Drink To Forget The Coming Storm — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby We Drink To Forget The Coming Storm (Album) History Always Favours The Winners none US 2014
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HAFTW023 We, So Tired Of All The Darkness In Our Lives — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby We, So Tired Of All The Darkness In Our Lives History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW023 UK 2017
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Singles & EPs

EP Version 14 14 Versions Of The Same EP (Version 14) — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby 14 Versions Of The Same EP (Version 14)(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Long Division with Remainders EP Version 14 UK 2009
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HAFTW-DL-012 Intrigue & Stuff (Vol. 3) — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Intrigue & Stuff (Vol. 3) (Single) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW-DL-012 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
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HAFTW-DL-011 Intrigue & Stuff (Vol. 2) — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Intrigue & Stuff (Vol. 2) (Single) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW-DL-011 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
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HAFTW-009 Intrigue & Stuff (Vol. 1) — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Intrigue & Stuff (Vol. 1) (Single) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW-009 UK 2011 Sell This Version
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SNUG04 Untitled — Leyland Kirby Leyland James Kirby* / Cosmic Dennis Greenidge Leyland James Kirby* / Cosmic Dennis Greenidge - Untitled Snug Life Records SNUG04 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
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HAFTW 014 Intrigue & Stuff (Vol. 4) — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Intrigue & Stuff (Vol. 4) (Single) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW 014 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
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AMB1401 Breaks My Heart Each Time — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Breaks My Heart Each Time Apollo AMB1401 UK 2014 Sell This Version
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Compilations

DLS-1-MP3 Leyland Kirby / The Caretaker Leyland Kirby / The Caretaker - Bonus Tracks 1 (Comp) History Always Favours The Winners DLS-1-MP3 UK 2011
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HAFTWSET Intrigue & Stuff (Volumes 1-4) — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Intrigue & Stuff (Volumes 1-4) (Comp) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTWSET UK 2014
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HAFTW015 The Death Of Rave (A Partial Flashback) — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Presents V/Vm Leyland Kirby Presents V/Vm - The Death Of Rave (A Partial Flashback) (Comp) History Always Favours The Winners HAFTW015 UK 2014 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Lost Moments, Errors And Accidents #002 — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby Lost Moments, Errors And Accidents #002(5xFile, MP3, 320 + File, FLV) History Always Favours The Winners none UK 2009
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none When It Rains, The Puddles Shine Black — Leyland Kirby Leyland Kirby When It Rains, The Puddles Shine Black(File, MP3, 320) History Always Favours The Winners none UK 2009
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none What A World, What A Life, What A Love — Leyland Kirby Leyland James Kirby* What A World, What A Life, What A Love(File, MP3, 320) Wire Magazine none UK 2009