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The KLF Return After 23 Years

According to a poster that Bill Drummond's manager posted on Twitter earlier today.
Photo via Twitter.

Just days after a surreal video popped up on YouTube heralding the KLF's return, the legendary dance-art pranksters seem to have issued a more official statement suggesting that they'll be back later this year after a 23-year hiatus. According to The Quietus, Cally Callomon—editor of the Eastfolk Chronicle (and manager of the KLF's Bill Drummond)—sent them a photo of a poster that he just so happened to come across earlier this morning.

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In typically oblique language, the poster seems to announce the return of the duo of Drummond and Jimmy Cauty under their moniker the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu while noting that that entity has "zero involvement with any video clips, films, recorded music, documentary productions, biographies, West End musicals or social media chatter relating to the letters K L or F, now or at any other time over the previous 23 years." In 1994, the band's last full-fledged performance as a duo (not counting a 23-minute one-off in 1997) involved the burning of one million pounds, which they said they wouldn't talk about for 23 years.

They go on further to suggest that this reunion will shirk nostalgia, saying that they "have no interest in anything that seeks to comment on, bounce off, glorify, debunk or resurrect their historical work." They're also apparently "currently at work" on something that "will not be made public until the 23rd August 2017."

Considering the source, is it possible this is all a big joke? Definitely! But that absurdist uncertainty is part of the fun of the KLF, so might as well just take them at their word for the moment until we can uncover more. Check the full poster below.

For more on the KLF, read our piece from earlier today on why Chill Out is one of the best comedown albums ever.