A Melody From A Past Life Keeps Pulling Me Back

“Chill Out is the third studio album by The KLF, and the first album under the name, released in February 1990. An ambient house concept album, it portrays a mythical night-time journey up the US Gulf Coast from Texas into Louisiana. The album is a continuous composition, in which sampled music (including Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Acker Bilk and Tuvan throat singers), vocal samples and sound effects are overlaid with original music.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chill_Out

“K Foundation Burn a Million Quid was an action on 23 August 1994 in which the K Foundation (an art duo consisting of Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty) burned cash in the amount of one million pounds sterling in a disused boathouse on the Ardfin Estate on the Scottish island of Jura.[1] The money represented the bulk of the K Foundation’s funds, earned by Drummond and Cauty as The KLF, one of the United Kingdom’s most successful pop groups of the early 1990’s.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_Foundation_Burn_a_Million_Quid

 

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Very Nice, Very Nice ~ Arthur Lipsett (1961)

Very Nice, Very Nice is a 7 minute long avant-garde collage film made by Arthur Lipsett in 1961, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

While working at the National Film Board, Lipsett collected pieces of audio from the waste bins and pieced them together as a hobby. When his friends heard the product of this they suggested that he add images to it. The result was this film. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects in 1962. Despite not winning the Oscar, this film brought Lipsett considerable praise from critics and directors. Stanley Kubrick was one of Lipsett’s fans, and asked him to create a trailer for his upcoming movie Dr. Strangelove. Lipsett declined Kubrick’s offer. Kubrick went on to direct the trailer himself; however, Lipsett’s influence on Kubrick is clearly visible in the released trailer.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject in 1962.

By 1970 this film had 200 prints in circulation. It is often shown at film festivals and in film schools.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_Nice,_Very_Nice

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