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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Pulling Out Of Ricardo And The Dusk Is Falling Fast

I don't know about you but I could do with a lie down in a darkened room for a little while.

The KLF's Chill Out, forty four minutes and twenty seconds long, recorded in one go by Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, and released in February 1990, is a mythical drive through the night up the Gulf Coast from Texas into Louisiana. Bill Drummond said at the time he'd never been to those places, it was all in his head. If you want more about the background, samples, recording, track titles and whatnot there's more here. But maybe it's best just to press play and let go.

It seems wrong to let today go by without a tip of the trilby to Leonard Cohen.

'Now I bid you farewell
I don't know when I'll be back
They're moving us tomorrow
To the tower down the track
But you'll be hearing from me baby
Long after I'm gone
I'll be speaking to you softly
From a window in the tower of song'


Anonymous said...

A fair response

Jake Sniper said...

An album of a similar style and almost as good is Tim Love Lee "Just Call Me 'Lone' Lee" definitely on to sit back and listen to in one go.

TheRobster said...

I love 'Chill Out'. I also love 'Space', the self-titled Jimmy Cauty solo effort. A kind of ambient house response to Holst's 'The Planets'. Or something...

drew said...

Have you heard the version of Space with all the Alex Paterson input still included?


Swiss Adam said...

Nope but thanks to you I will now.

TheRobster said...

I haven't either, but I knew about it. Supposed to have been the first Orb album, apparently. Thanks Drew.

Echorich said...

Great post, great album, but the title sounds like some art house gay porn movie title - brilliant really. I somehow think Bill Drummond would say that was the intention...