WAITING. (KLF BIOG 010.)- Library of Mu
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- Title: WAITING. (KLF BIOG 010.)
- Date: 1990-10-00
- Journal: -
- Author: KLF Communications
- Type of resource: Official
- Status: text
- No. views: 2636
- Description: Waiting video details. Also included Completist list.
WAITING. (KLF BIOG 010.)
By KLF Communications (1990-10-00, -)
A meditation on the qualities of Waiting, or "This is not The
"Waiting" is a forty minute impression of The KLF's eight day
visit to the Isle of Jura off the West Coast of Scotland in
The KLF's original plan on visiting Jura was to take their mobile
studio "Trancentral" and record an album entitled "Gate". It was
to be a minimalist techno record, but the power of the land, sea
and sky scapes of Jura and the almost dream-like quality of the
light put an end to any thoughts of making music more suited to
inner city night life.
Instead they spent their time waiting. Waiting for the tide to
turn on the almost motionless sea. Waiting for the sun to sink
beyond the mountains of the Western Isles. Waiting for the stars
to stud the darkening sky. Waiting for the dawn to creep in from
the East. But maybe more importantly, waiting as emotions within
themselves shifted and changed, stirred and settled.
Along with this poetic stuff they continued to wait for all the
trivial things in life that we seem to spend so much of life
waiting for; kettles to boil, phones to ring, baths to run, moods
to pass, something to happen, or at least some sort of
While waiting for this "explanation" The KLF took their equipment
up onto the moors. Using a small diesel powered generator for
power, they proceeded to "interact with the environment". First
recording the sounds around them (wind, birds, cattle, the
generator). Then with chunks of pre-recorded music and segments
of their own compositions they used their method of "composing,
compiling and collating" these different sounds, carefully
building a complete and original work. This was then projected
back out over the moors and across the island.
Once bored with this they returned back down to the coast and
once again set up their equipment, this time on the sea's very
edge, and spent several hours sending "sonic sculptures" across
the sea, until the advancing tide necessitated the end.
If analogies are to be drawn, "Waiting" is more like a 19th
Century watercolour painter's sketchbook full of free form
washes, than a Renaissance artist's commissioned masterwork.
Debunk where applicable.
WARNING: THIS IS NOT "THE WHITE ROOM".
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Posted by Guest on 2012-06-16 02:39:22
You can still get used copies of this on Amazon.co.uk
Posted by Guest on 2013-07-08 10:51:47