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They have been the best-selling singles band on the earth. they'd awards, credibility, advertisement good fortune and inventive freedom.

They deleted their documents, erased themselves from musical heritage and burnt their final million kilos in a boathouse at the Isle of Jura.

And they couldn’t say why.

This is the tale of The KLF, instructed throughout the principles that drove them. it's a tale approximately Carl Jung, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, Ken Campbell, Dada, Situationism, Discordianism, magic, chaos, punk, rave and the alchemical symbolism of health care provider Who.

Wildly unauthorised and absolutely not like the other song biography, ‘KLF: Chaos Magic song funds’ is a trawl via chaos at the path of an attractive unintentional mythology.

"By a ways the simplest e-book this yr, magnificent, discursive and wise." - Ben Goldacre

“Book of the Century. so much pop biographies are a lifeless patchwork of clippings - this can be anything else.” – Rob Manuel, B3ta

"Might good be the easiest song publication of the 2010s... eccentric, extraordinary, complicated, hilarious and greater than a bit pretentious yet totally impossible to resist and absolutely brilliant." - The Quietus

“Contender for e-book of the year.” – Greg Taylor, day-by-day Grail

“This booklet is sort of a KLF tune. It takes every kind of junk and nonsense and smashes it jointly into whatever that not just is smart yet is weirdly beautiful.” – El Dink

“[Higgs] has channelled the spirit of Robert Anton Wilson within the kind of a rock biography and invented a brand new style alongside the way.” – CJ Stone, writer of ‘The Trials of Arthur’ and ‘Fierce Dancing’

“So stable it really made me consider queasy.” - Magda Knight, Mookychick

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It was once the best point of that society, its optimum expression, and by way of the character of its transcendent characteristics it will probably glorify or even justify that society. What, although, while that society used to be rotten to the center? What should you lived in an international so inaccurate, improper and bad that it might probably create the unthinkable slaughter of the Somme? Any artwork it produced must be taken care of with contempt. Any appealing expression that may ultimately redeem the society that shaped it might be unacceptable. It needed to move, it all. The sensual artwork Nouveau variety that had so outlined the previous a long time collapsed nearly in a single day. Dada used to be anti-art. It used to be negation, a production that observed itself as destruction. Its very nature makes it appear very unlikely to outline or pin down, yet its echoes should be heard in the course of the 20th century in activities reminiscent of Situationism, Discordianism and Punk. The observe itself oscillates among being a verb and a noun, among having that means and no which means, among being a longtime circulation of a long time status to being a spent strength the instant the Cabaret closed. It cloaks itself in gnomic pronouncements that make it look extra of a disembodied unsleeping presence greater than an artwork kind. "Before there has been Dada, Dada was once there... " the artist Hans Arp has stated. this is often frequently approximately as transparent because it will get. The extra you examine the Dadaists’ makes an attempt to outline Dada, besides the fact that, the extra you're reminded of Daoists makes an attempt to outline the idea that of the Dao. The Dao is the critical inspiration in historic chinese language notion, often translated because the 'way' or the 'path. ' It additionally oscillates among being a verb and a noun, among having that means and having no that means. The Dao de Jing, the Daoist principal textual content, starts via mentioning that the Dao that may be named isn't the Dao. As first traces cross, this may throw the reader a bit. What it ability through this is often that the Dao is every thing and, simply because a reputation or definition is a small a part of every little thing, that identify hence can't be the item itself. The all can't be correctly outlined, as any definition is proscribing. Dao is, through definition, past definition, past 'is' and 'is no longer. ' while Arp acknowledged that "Before there has been Dada, Dada was once there," he echoed the Dao De Jing which says that the Dao is all heaven and earth, and that the Dao existed prior to heaven and earth. In mild of those comparisons, the Dadaists makes an attempt to explain Dada appear like they're describing whatever essentially just like the Dao. this can at the beginning seem counter-intuitive, after all, as the Dao is linked to peaceable popularity while Dada is violent negation. yet Dada emerged in the course of the First global conflict. The Dao, at that time, may even have been violent negation. One element that many commentators make approximately Dada is that, while its goal is to smash or negate, it's nonetheless the fabricated from the very factor that it's scuffling with opposed to. it's a production of the society that it rejects, and will basically exist along that society. within the phrases of the author Greil Marcus, "Dada was once a protest opposed to its time; it used to be additionally the poultry at the rhinoceros, peeping and chirping, yet alongside for the journey.

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