Influential electronic music duo The KLF have announced their return after 23 years, as reported by the Eastfolk Chronicle. It just so happens that the editor of the Eastfolk Chronicle, Cally Callomon, is also the manager of Bill Drummond, one half of The KLF.
According to the report, Cally Callomon was out walking on the morning of 5th January in Hackney, London and stumbled across a poster titled “2017: What the Fuck Is Going On?“. The poster announces the return of The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu, one of a number of names The KLF have operated under in the past. Their return was later confirmed in a tweet by the other half of the duo, Jimmy Cauty.
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Formed in 1987, over the course of five years the duo helped pioneer sampling, releasing two full-length albums (1990’s Chill Out and 1991’s The White Room), as well as a number of hit singles including the UK chart toppers ‘Doctorin’ the Tardis‘ (as The Timelords) and ‘3 a.m. Eternal‘. Their other notable singles included the UK number two hits ‘Last Train to Trancentral‘ and ‘Justified and Ancient (Stand by The JAMs)‘.
Inspired by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson’s ‘The Illuminatus! Trilogy‘ series of novels, The KLF were famous for an array of provocative antics which included burning one million pounds, firing blanks from a machine into the crowd at the 1992 BRIT Awards and dumping a dead sheep at the after show
party before announcing their departure from the industry.
Their return will certainly be welcomed by those who feel the world of music is in need of a bit of a shake-up. Whatever the duo have planned will be revealed on 23rd August 2017, according to the poster.