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The KLF's songs are finally available to stream

Bullet Club

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2021 off to a great start.

The KLF's songs are finally available to stream​


After years of silence, The KLF have uploaded a selection of their most famous songs to streaming services like Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music.

The band's music has been officially unavailable since 1992, when they deleted their entire back catalogue.

But eight songs, including dance anthems like 3AM Eternal and What Time Is Love, are now available on an eight-track compilation, Solid State Logik.

Fly posters in London suggested The KLF would release more music this year.



Solid State Logik collects all of the band's biggest hits - including the Tammy Wynette collaboration Justified & Ancient, and the Gary Glitter-sampling Doctorin' The Tardis.

It comes 29 years after founders Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond turned their backs on music, with a provocative performance at the 1992 Brit Awards - where they tied for best group with Simply Red.

The duo made their disdain for the industry clear by performing 3AM Eternal while firing blanks from a machine gun into the stunned audience, before an announcer said: "The KLF have left the music business."

Driving the point home, they later dumped a dead sheep on the steps of an after-show party with a note reading, "I died for you".

Cauty and Drummond later burned £1m of their royalties in bundles of £50 notes, on the remote Scottish island of Jura.

In recent decades the duo have concentrated on book and art projects, including plans to build a "people's pyramid", inspired by the death of Cauty's brother and constructed from bricks, each containing 23 grams of human ashes.

But fans have clamoured for their music - with bootleg clips of their videos and performances achieving tens of millions of views on YouTube, and several "sound-alike" versions of their biggest hits appearing on Spotify.



When other streaming holdouts like AC/DC and Neil Young relented and made their back catalogues available, The KLF still held out. In 2018, Billboard named their absence as one of the eight most significant gaps on streaming services, alongside records by De La Soul and Aaliyah.

The band announced their surprise resurrection in two posters pasted under a railway bridge in Shoreditch, East London, alongside graffiti referencing The KLF.

The Instagram account of Cauty's girlfriend showed a figure creating the graffiti creating the graffiti on New Year's Eve.


According to a statement on the band's YouTube page, Solid State Logik (named after the mixing desk the band used to create their biggest hits) is the first of five planned releases, covering all of the band's releases, under a variety of names.

It read: "KLF have appropriated the work done between 1 January 1987 and 31 December 1991 by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Timelords [and] The KLF.

"This appropriation was in order to tell a story in five chapters using the medium of streaming. The name of the story is Samplecity Thru Transcentral."



The text goes on to name several projects that are being prepared for release, some of which have never been heard before, including Kick Out The Jams, the Pure Trance Series, and a second volume of Solid State Logik.

"If you need to know more about the work done by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Timelords or The KLF, you can find truths, rumours and half-truths scattered across the internet," the statement continued.

"From these truths, rumours and half-truths, you can form your own opinions.

"The actual facts were washed down a storm drain in Brixton some time in the late 20th Century."

Source: BBC

1080p versions of their videos on YT is nice.






Hopefully they upload Fuck The Millennium soon.

 

Bullet Club

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A lot of their songs were on Spotify until about a month ago, but I think they were on compilations.

It looks like they will put a lot more onto the streaming services now.
 

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Wow I was under the impression that this could never happen. Incredible news.
 

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2021 off to a great start.

The KLF's songs are finally available to stream​


After years of silence, The KLF have uploaded a selection of their most famous songs to streaming services like Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music.

The band's music has been officially unavailable since 1992, when they deleted their entire back catalogue.

But eight songs, including dance anthems like 3AM Eternal and What Time Is Love, are now available on an eight-track compilation, Solid State Logik.

Fly posters in London suggested The KLF would release more music this year.



Solid State Logik collects all of the band's biggest hits - including the Tammy Wynette collaboration Justified & Ancient, and the Gary Glitter-sampling Doctorin' The Tardis.

It comes 29 years after founders Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond turned their backs on music, with a provocative performance at the 1992 Brit Awards - where they tied for best group with Simply Red.

The duo made their disdain for the industry clear by performing 3AM Eternal while firing blanks from a machine gun into the stunned audience, before an announcer said: "The KLF have left the music business."

Driving the point home, they later dumped a dead sheep on the steps of an after-show party with a note reading, "I died for you".

Cauty and Drummond later burned £1m of their royalties in bundles of £50 notes, on the remote Scottish island of Jura.

In recent decades the duo have concentrated on book and art projects, including plans to build a "people's pyramid", inspired by the death of Cauty's brother and constructed from bricks, each containing 23 grams of human ashes.

But fans have clamoured for their music - with bootleg clips of their videos and performances achieving tens of millions of views on YouTube, and several "sound-alike" versions of their biggest hits appearing on Spotify.



When other streaming holdouts like AC/DC and Neil Young relented and made their back catalogues available, The KLF still held out. In 2018, Billboard named their absence as one of the eight most significant gaps on streaming services, alongside records by De La Soul and Aaliyah.

The band announced their surprise resurrection in two posters pasted under a railway bridge in Shoreditch, East London, alongside graffiti referencing The KLF.

The Instagram account of Cauty's girlfriend showed a figure creating the graffiti creating the graffiti on New Year's Eve.


According to a statement on the band's YouTube page, Solid State Logik (named after the mixing desk the band used to create their biggest hits) is the first of five planned releases, covering all of the band's releases, under a variety of names.

It read: "KLF have appropriated the work done between 1 January 1987 and 31 December 1991 by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Timelords [and] The KLF.

"This appropriation was in order to tell a story in five chapters using the medium of streaming. The name of the story is Samplecity Thru Transcentral."



The text goes on to name several projects that are being prepared for release, some of which have never been heard before, including Kick Out The Jams, the Pure Trance Series, and a second volume of Solid State Logik.

"If you need to know more about the work done by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Timelords or The KLF, you can find truths, rumours and half-truths scattered across the internet," the statement continued.

"From these truths, rumours and half-truths, you can form your own opinions.

"The actual facts were washed down a storm drain in Brixton some time in the late 20th Century."

Source: BBC

1080p versions of their videos on YT is nice.






Hopefully they upload Fuck The Millennium soon.

I'm a rocker through and through but 3AM Eternal is my jam since I was a little kid. That track slaps hard. I fucking love it.
 

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The KLF’s Chill Out Finally Comes to Streaming—Sort Of​

The pop provocateurs’ 1990 classic has been reworked, shorn of some samples, and released as Come Down Dawn

The KLF’s gradual entry to streaming continues. Today (February 4), the pop provocateurs’ landmark ambient album Chill Out, originally released in 1990, appeared on streaming services, albeit retitled as Come Down Dawn and stripped of some distinctive samples. Reached for comment, the band’s management pointed to a note on the group’s website, which describes Come Down Dawn as a “pre-mix of Chill Out released by The KLF on the 5th of February 1990. Come Down Dawn was released the day before Chill Out, but 31 years later.” Listen below.

The samples and sampling technique the KLF employed are a large part of Chill Out’s mythos. Notably absent from Come Down Dawn are the prominent Elvis Presley samples. Below is the full statement from the website (minus the tracklist, which you can find in the embed).

Come Down Dawn was released on the 4th of February 2021.
Come Down Dawn is a Drive by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu.
A Drive is a journey in the head.
The Drive took them from the Reverend Doctor Wade’s tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York to the Mesoamerican Pyramids near Mexico City.
The Drive lasted just over a period of 43 hours.
The Drive ended as dawn began to break on Sunday the 4th of February 1990
Come Down Dawn by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu is also a pre-mix of Chill Out released by The KLF on the 5th of February 1990.
Come Down Dawn was released the day before Chill Out, but 31 years later.
All tracks were recorded live at Trancentral in late 1989 by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, featured guests include Evil Graham Lee on the pedal steel guitar, the Unknown Tuvan Shepherd on throat singing and the Reverend Doctor Wade on spiritual guidance.

The news follows the arrival on January 1 of Solid State Logick 1, a compilation (including some songs released as the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu and the Timelords) that marked their first legally streaming release. They also released a film, Welcome to the Dark Ages, about their efforts to build a pyramid out of 34,592 dead people.

Read the bizarre story of Chill Out in Pitchfork’s Sunday Review of the album.


Source: Pitchfork