Issue one of our future zine looks in depth at the 1991/2 collaboration between international pop sensation The KLF and crust punk pioneers Extreme Noise Terror, in particular their planned joint LP 'The Black Room.'
The project was abandoned in its early stages, with only the below instrumental Extreme Noise Terror tracks as evidence in the public realm of how far the project had progressed. There may however, as reported in Our Future issue one. exist some much more developed, perhaps even finished versions of these tracks, though whether they will ever be available to the public is another question.
Listening to the below tracks out of context they come across as very simplistic, short and repetitive by the usual ferocious standards of Extreme Noise terror. However, when we consider how they would have pulled apart and re-arranged by Jimmy and Bill in the studio then a clearer sense of their intent as building blocks towards something much greater becomes clear.
I don't think I'm offering too much of a spoiler for Issue One by saying that the reasons why The Black Room LP was put on hold are us unclear today as they have ever been. If you would like to find out more about this unique moment in the history of both Hardcore punk and Pop culture history then follow this link to order a copy Our Future issue one