Title.....: Waiting for the rites of MU
Rel. Date.: 1990
1 - 42:39 Waiting [soundtrack from video, first 5 seconds missing]
2 - 29:24 The Rites Of Mu [narrated by Martin Sheen]
to put it simply, its a continuation of the klf's ambient sound scape style a la their 'chill out'. lots of well used klf sound snippets are interspersed with various choral parts, church organs etc, along with the obvious jimi hendrix samples (harking back to the glory days of 1987) the first track is as indicated above a 42 meandering mini sonic capsule of the klf's recorded output. excellent stuff if you subscribe the klf's manifesto, but don't expect tunes.
the second track is something different all together. styled like an aural equivalent of 'apocalypse now' there is a vocal narrative (it has to be assumed that its bill acting as martin sheen) describing an invitation to meet the mysterious klf and the resultant journey into psyche madness. following a typical klf opening the listener is taken on a voyage through more of bill drummonds and jimi cautys' sample library, revisiting vocals from '1987 - what the f*ck ..' adding foghorns, rumbling bass tones, this is an epic atmospheric final calling card that truly should have been released to the masses abject rejection. the dialogue by 'martin sheen' is excellent, and funny, with subtle references into all the fun and games and the various differences between the justified ancients of mu mu and the subsequent klf moniker. with the grand finale of children choirs, horror soundtrack chords, and burning fires brings the story to its natural close.