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The KLF - Are they back from Mumu land ?

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The KLF - Are they back from Mumu land ?

PostThu Jan 05, 2017 9:10 pm

Possibly a hoax. But then aren't they always ? That's what makes them The KLF !

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PostFri Jan 06, 2017 12:27 am

Loved the video - doesn't matter if fake or not.

It's one of those videos where you say to yourself - I'm gonna preview 5 minutes and move along, and 35 minutes later you find yourself glued in space-time :)
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PostFri Jan 06, 2017 8:46 am


Another video from same youtube count, someone say these films were made by David Hopkinson and They have nothing with KLF , very good edited but with all images taken from the past and nothing new on it, nice for refresh people thoughts no more.
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PostFri Jan 06, 2017 12:05 pm

Pandemonium wrote:Loved the video - doesn't matter if fake or not.

It's one of those videos where you say to yourself - I'm gonna preview 5 minutes and move along, and 35 minutes later you find yourself glued in space-time :)
Absolutely spot on - on all accounts !

It actually made me think of the long Electric Brain Storms (Was it vol. 2 or 4 ?) where the guy that narrates his travels into some [in my mind] aztec/amazon/tropical-woodland-civilisation location. Which made me then think: Imagine an Electric Brain Storms video like this - Full of fuzzy super8, vhs snippets all mulched together.... Would be magic(k) !
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PostFri Jan 06, 2017 12:16 pm

Don't be surprised if something like that comes along one of these days.


KLF? No. Bill Drummond said very explicitly yesterday that the KLF will not be reforming. Looks like he and Cauty might be doing something, but I doubt it'll be music given that Drummond has pretty much disowned recorded music for ages now.
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PostFri Jan 06, 2017 12:29 pm

Ross wrote: Looks like he and Cauty might be doing something, but I doubt it'll be music given that Drummond has pretty much disowned recorded music for ages now.
Will definitely be interesting to see what it could be music or otherwise - Always seem them as like a more mainstream version of The Hafler Trio: You never quite know what's serious, what's a joke, what's real, what's pretend !
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PostFri Jan 06, 2017 12:48 pm

It's worth reading up on what they've done since they broke up. Drummond in particular is a wonderfully inspired eccentric artist. His works include baking a cake and then giving it to strangers, making soup for people, dusting streets and so on. His books are excellent.
Cauty's work with his sonic weapon in the '90s is particularly enjoyable to read about as well!
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PostFri Jan 06, 2017 6:22 pm

Ross wrote:His works include baking a cake and then giving it to strangers


Did he work in Greggs for a while?
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PostSat Jan 07, 2017 12:00 am

idk what to make of them really

it's like i like Chill Out and I guess KLF is part of that "Space" album, correct?

the whole "they're justified...and they're ancientttttt" thing though.......just way too dated and cheesy sounding to me

am i missing anything here?
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PostSat Jan 07, 2017 12:14 am

epitome wrote:
Ross wrote:His works include baking a cake and then giving it to strangers


Did he work in Greggs for a while?


http://www.penkilnburn.com/images/datab ... 218070.pdf
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PostSat Jan 07, 2017 12:39 am

seedy wrote:idk what to make of them really

it's like i like Chill Out and I guess KLF is part of that "Space" album, correct?

the whole "they're justified...and they're ancientttttt" thing though.......just way too dated and cheesy sounding to me

am i missing anything here?


Space is Jimmy Cauty's contribution to the first Orb album, before he and Alex went their separate ways. So it's half KLF.

The White Room and its singles are very much of their time, but they were ahead of their time back then. Their 'stadium house' trilogy basically invented that kind of massive, anthemic dance music. They also knew they were cheesy - it was intentionally big and poppy. And really fucking good at being big and poppy! You should compare the tracks to their Original Trance versions from a couple of years prior. They were good at reinventing their sound, and everything was very deliberate.
They also had an incredible sense of humour. They went to number 1 by mixing together Gary Glitter, The Sweet and the Doctor Who theme:

Then wrote a book about how to make a number 1 single called The Manual.
They also did two absurdly sample-heavy albums as The JAMS in the late '80s, both of which are utterly barmy and brilliant. Abba refused the use of their (very liberal) sampling of Dancing Queen so the band threw all remaining copies into the sea.

Once they realised they achieved all they could with music, they did a performance at the BRIT awards - back when it was only really attended by music industry executives in suits - by doing a collaborative version of 3am Eternal with crust punk band Extreme Noise Terror:

They closed the performance by firing blanks from a machine gun into the audience and announcing they they were retiring from the music industry. Shortly after they removed their entire back catalogue from print.

Since then they made a film in which they burned a million pounds of their earnings; set up the K Foundation Art Award and effectively talked the winner of the 1993 Turner Prize accepting their award for Worst Artist of the Year.

The only thing they did after that was the intentionally crap comeback of Fuck the Millennium.

They've worked solo and collaborated with other people since then, including Cauty's excellent anti-war stuff and his fucking hilarious sonic weapon project and Drummond's range of situationist art projects (the cake baking, soup making, street sweeping etc), insightful books, and anti-recorded music stance via No Music Day and his choir The17.

Basically, The KLF were anti-art cultural terrorists who somehow, via some forward thinking and sometimes frankly daft electronic tracks recorded in their London squat, managed to be one of the UK's biggest selling bands of the early '90s. They've been staunchly independent since they formed, challenged perception and convention at every step, literally burned all of the cash they made from it, and retained a sense of individuality very few artists ever achieve.

Which is why people are excited about their return.
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Re: The KLF - Are they back from Mumu land ?

PostSat Jan 07, 2017 8:05 am

Ross wrote:
epitome wrote:
Ross wrote:His works include baking a cake and then giving it to strangers


Did he work in Greggs for a while?


http://www.penkilnburn.com/images/datab ... 218070.pdf


I particularly like the warning :)
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Re: The KLF - Are they back from Mumu land ?

PostMon Jan 09, 2017 5:26 pm

ha nice read there ross

some things to look into there for me :)
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Re: The KLF - Are they back from Mumu land ?

PostSun Jan 15, 2017 1:48 pm

all very well ross and i'm a massive fan of the klf but they were f**king stupid to burn 1 million pounds AND delete their back catalogue..

Loved their early stuff as the jamms,the pure trance series,space,chillout,loved the artwork and loved some of the stunts they pulled...they were a definite one off.

and i will always love them for getting tammy wynette to sing 'Then someone starting screaming "Turn up the Strobe"
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