The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu – Come Down Dawn (Full Chapter)

Newsflash! – The return of the KLF continues with the appearance of ‘Come Down Dawn’ online today – ‘The album features reinterpretation of the KLF’s 1990 album Chill Out.’ It’s a reboot of the seminal Chill Out album with the copyrighted samples of Elvis and Acker Bilk (and many more) removed from the mix, still sounding good thirty years on from it’s original release.

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COME DOWN DAWN

Come Down Dawn was released on the 4th of February 2021.

Come Down Dawn is a Drive by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu.

A Drive is a journey in the head.

The Drive took them from the Reverend Doctor Wade’s tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York to the Mesoamerican Pyramids near Mexico City.

The Drive lasted just over a period of 43 hours.

The Drive ended as dawn began to break on Sunday the 4th of February 1990

Come Down Dawn by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu is also a pre-mix of Chill Out released by The KLF on the 5th of February 1990.

Come Down Dawn was released the day before Chill Out, but 31 years later.

Come Down Dawn contains the following tracks.

Brooklyn to Atlantic City

Atlantic City to Philadelphia

Philadelphia to Baltimore

Baltimore to Fair Play

Fair Play to North Druid Hills

North Druid Hills to Atlanta

Atlanta to Mobile

Mobile to Houston

Houston to Laredo

Laredo to El Prado

El Prado to San Rafael

San Rafael to Mexico City

All tracks were recorded live at Trancentral in late 1989 by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, featured guests include Evil Graham Lee on the pedal steel guitar, the Unknown Tuvan Shepherd on throat singing and the Reverend Doctor Wade on spiritual guidance.

Come Back Fat As A Rat’

Al Kent – Edition #10 After Party

We always close out our monthly Chill Out Tent livestreams with an after party, where the tempo goes up after the mellowness of the earlier sessions. We’re really honored to have one of the kings of the disco edit,’ Glasgow’s answer to Walter Gibbons’ that’s Scotland’s Al Kent in charge of the party for Edition #10 on Sunday 31/1/21/.

Al has a huge back catalogue of top quality edits, compilations and original compositions, find them on his Bandcamp, via Gamm and BBE. He’s been keeping busy through lock down with the excellent Stream the Scene events, make sure to check their top quality lineups.

Eddie Chacon & John Carroll-Kirby x the Chill Out Tent

This Sunday’s Edition #10 of the Chill Out Tent features a set from respected singer songwriter Eddie Chacon and producer / keyboard player John Carroll-Kirby. The pair collaborated on Chacon’s ‘Pleasure, Joy and Happiness’ album, his comeback release after many years away from the music business, “What a rare and cool challenge it was for me to help Eddie re-emerge after a long hiatus,” says Carroll Kirby. “I was excited to produce a record for him that captured the chill, laid-back wisdom and easy vocal mastery he has that you don’t see that much these days.” The success of the album and the redemption of it’s warm reception are not lost on singer – “I was moved to tears. Honestly. Up until that point, I didn’t feel I’d ever done anything real or great in my life. I finally felt like I’d done something good.”

It’s a beautiful album of rare charm and delicacy and one of our favourites here at the Chill Out Tent. Huge thanks to Eddie and John for letting us share their session with the Chill Out Tent community.

My Friend Dario – Sketches of Etna

We’re really happy to be able to share Italian DJ / producer My Friend Dario‘s stunning film ‘Sketches of Etna’ as part of our Chill Out Tent Edition #10 event this weekend. Dario is from Catania, and this ancient Sicilian port city stands at the foot of iconic volcano Etna, providing a breathtaking backdrop for this captivating live set. Dario describes his sound as ‘Beats that come from tropical landscapes, guitars like foam that rests on the sand, deep synths, rarefied sounds, chilling and thrilling!’ tune in to the livestream on Sunday to hear for yourselves…

Here’s a mix Dario did for Phil Cooper’s NuNorthern Soul label a while ago…

The Chill Out Tent Edition #10 – 31/1/21

This Sunday 31/1/21 at 18:00 GMT sees Edition #10 of the Chill Out Tent and as you can see from the flyer below it’s another super lineup, bringing the best in Chill Out culture, music and film. Set a reminder to join us and catch the streaming event at Livefrom and Mixcloud Live, this is a free event, all welcome. For further information subscribe to our newsletter here. For details on the schedule check the links below…

18:00 – Fireside Tapes – Steve Jones (A Man Called Adam)

18:30 – Yasushi Ide – Cosmic Suite

19:10 – Eddie Chacon & John Carrol-Kirby

19:30 – Gavin Pretor-Pinney – (Cloud Appreciation Society)

19:45 – Sheepwatch in the Clouds – Chris Coco

20:45 – My Friend Dario – Sketches of Etna

21:15 – After Party – Al Kent (Stream the Scene)

Sheepwatch II – In the Clouds with Chris Coco

The sheep 🐑 are back this Sunday 31/1/21 for Edition #10 of the Chill Out Tent, when Sheepwatch takes to the clouds ☁️ with a soundtrack of the cosmic festival variety from our man Chris Coco, beautiful music and bucolic ovine visuals make this a session not to miss. Check the recording of Sheepwatch Vol I from Edition #1 at the bottom of this page, it’s one of our favourites…

Edit – 6/2/21 – Here’s the audio of Sheepwatch II from Edition #10

Gavin Pretor-Pinney in Conversation with the Chill Out Tent

Our third update on what’s in store for next weekend’s Edition #10 of the Chill Out Tent. We’re really excited to confirm that we had a facinating conversation with Gavin Pretor-Pinney, and the results of this meeting will be shared in a special film in our next monthly Chill Out Tent event on Sunday 31st January.

Gavin is an author, best known for his books The Cloudspotter’s Guide and The Wavewatcher’s Companion, being the co-founder of the Idler magazine and founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. His cloud-centric world view is one we share here at the Chill Out Tent;

We believe that clouds are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul. Indeed, all who consider the shapes they see in them will save money on psychoanalysis bills.’

Make sure you join us next week for this inspiring film.

Fireside Stories – Steve Jones (A Man Called Adam)

It’s time for our next update on what’s happening for our monthly Chill Out Tent event, Sunday 31st January will see us streaming Edition #10. Next on the schedule is Steve Jones from A Man Called Adam with an atmospheric ‘Fireside Story’ film and music mix.

Edit 3/2/21 – Here’s Steve’s set from Edition #10 – it’s a beauty!

Here’s what Steve had to say about what’s in store for his session,

There is something about staring at a fireside, watching a wood fire burn that always seems the same but always changing. This mix tries to mirror that feeling, moving from early ambient to folkloric to new jazz and featuring artists such as Harold Budd, Common with Jessica Care Moore and Ji Drü. This, then is a fireside story recorded while trying to keep warm on the Île de Ré in France, during the evening curfew.’

Here’s a taste of Steve’s musical direction, a guest mix for Patrick Vidal at Disturbed, Le Mellotron, Paris is a post-punk-punk-funk-no-wave-noise of a selection to soundtrack these dystopian times.

Yasushi Ide – Cosmic Suite

It’s that time of the month where we start to share what’s happening for our monthly Chill Out Tent event, Sunday 31st January will see us streaming Edition #10. First up is…

We’ll be sharing the UK premier of an awesome film & music project from Japanese producer Ide Yasushi of the Grand Gallery label, “Cosmic Suite” is a collaboration with a host of iconic musicians including the legendary Jeff Mills, Osunlade, Mutabaruka, Tanaka Tomoyuki (FPM), Yashiki Gōta and Watusi (Coldfeet), among others. The Cosmic suite is a mix of music genres from jazz to house, reggae, techno with visuals directed by respected film maker Kazuya Kitaoka. It’s quite a trip, make sure you join us on the 31st!

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