Saturday, 10 November 1990

The KLF - Waiting
Waiting is a 40-minute record of the former Jams/Timelords visit to the Scottish Isle Of Jura which captures Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty’s enigmatic activities in a style somewhere between The Wonderful World Of Nature and a 4AD home video.

Against the ebb and flow of a frazzled soundtrack which mixes KLF hits with bursts of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Chile’, cathedral music, top public school hymns, liturgical chants, wave sounds and samples of the awesome stillness of nature, the men with the improbable hats go about the mysterious business of sitting on beaches and tramping through heather surrounded by the detritus of their recording gear.

Like a scriptless Warhol flick soundtracked by a re-animated Pink Floyd, nothing actually happens. Sheep chew their cud. Bill wraps himself in red cellophane and someone drives a Mutoid Waste-style space buggy. But aside from its general usefulness as a chill out ambient video, there are brilliant moments.

The surreal iconography of a speaker stack on a hilltop blasting out Hendrix while little fluffy clouds float by, for one. The comic genius of a stag beetle which lumbers across the mixing desk, and then obligingly makes a suicide dive off the edge, for another.

Blurring the lines between extreme pretentiousness and extreme silliness, ‘Waiting’ is probably best viewed as a kind of video pet to cuddle up to when you can’t afford a trip to Scotland and you don’t want the after effects of any other kind of trip.

Monday, 16 July 1990

Space - Space






KLF Communications

"Quite rare Jimmy Cauty (of the KLF) solo project released under the alias of Space, originally intended as The Orb’s debut album. After Jimmy Cauty left the original line up of The Orb to concentrate on the KLF he took the tapes with him and removed all of Dr. Alex Patterson’s contributions and released it on the KLF communications label. This makes a great companion piece to The Orb’s proper debut “Adventures Beyond The Ultra World” taking the listener on a journey through space from blast off to splash down via a quick trip through the solar system from Mercury to Pluto and all planets in between with the aid of synthesizers, samples, classical music, space coms, and a creepy take on “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. Early ambient house classic, much darker than the KLF’s earlier groundbreaking “Chill Out” album and described by Jimmy Cauty as ”a record for 14 year old space cadets to go and take acid to for the first time”. If your older than 14 and have no acid at hand, a dark room and a bottle of red may get you slightly off the launch pad or just as a good bit of classic ambient to chill to, either way this is still a 38 minute trip worth taking. The limited CD issue was split into tracks indicating the planets visited on the journey track it down if you can...."

Wednesday, 4 April 1990

Half Man Half Biscuit - John Peel Session
Yipps (My Baby Got The)
Ordinary To Enschede
Our Tune
Prag Vec At The Melkweg

4th April 1990

Sunday, 1 April 1990

Tuesday, 13 March 1990

The KLF present Made at 3AM Coming Down Off E

This rather interesting ‘Chill Out’ era release is a bootleg recording, which appeared originally in 2001, called Made at 3AM Coming Down Off E. Apparently one of many pre-JAMSCD5 Cauty/Patterson/Drummond jams recorded at Trancentral.

Sunday, 11 March 1990

Wednesday, 14 February 1990