The KLF have reissued a selection of their hit singles on streaming services. It’s the first time their music has been available online since they deleted their back catalog in 1992.
Solid State Logik 1, which contains eight tracks originally released between 1988 and 1991, serves as a best-of for the British electronic duo. The compilation encompasses their Doctor Who and Gary Glitter-sampling hit “Doctorin’ the Tardis,” as well as “Justified & Ancient” starring Tammy Wynette and a handful of live recordings.
The KLF notoriously ended their eccentric music career after their set at the 1992 Brit Awards, where they concluded their performance of “3AM Eternal” by firing a machine gun loaded with blanks into the audience. An announcer then said, “The KLF have left the music business.” Watch it below:
The KLF’s Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty have teamed up for performance art over the years since their disbanding. Their most infamous moment came when the pair burned one million pounds in royalties on the remote Scottish island of Jura in 1994.
There will be more releases from The KLF to come, according to posters put up in London’s Shoreditch district—and the description of their new YouTube account.
“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,” it reads. “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.”
Besides another Solid State Logik release, there will also be other ‘chapters’ titled Kick Out the JAMs, Pure Trance Series, Come Down Dawn and Moody Boys Selection.
Listen to Solid State Logik 1 here: