Solid State Logik 1
Need proof 2021 is going to be a better year? A wee glimpse and glimmer arrived on New Year’s Day with sudden appearance of this singles collection to all streaming services and the news that The KLF was back in the business of actively promoting, er even acknowledging its musical catalogue…
Rewind to 1992, Messers Cauty and Drummond disintegrate their band – they burn a million pounds in a performance art extravagance/extravaganza and delete their catalogue; it re-appears for a time and obviously anyone with a browser can find what they want and many with record collections held on to their treasures but the band is gone. They disavow almost all knowledge of all of the offshoots from/within The KLF, including of course The Timelords (Doctorin’ The Tardis) and The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (It’s Grim Up North) leaving trace memories of some of the best, weirdest and most wonderful dance-infused indie-pop tunes of the late-late 80s and early-early 90s. Well, there have been the books, the docos, the mixes and the general memories of it all already to help keep it alive.
But now the music is back and this collection of eight singles – those towering achievements (Justified and Ancient, Last Train to Transcentral, 3AM Eternal, What Time Is Love?) feels not just like a reminder but part of the salve for bruised souls and wounded hearts in this time of pandemic, rigged markets, shit-fuck cunts and whatever else might be buggin’ ya or conspiring to be all up in that grill.
There’s also news of further music and more from the back-catalogue eh. Rejoice!
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