Sunday, 8 November 2009

Space - KLF & The Orb

Quite rare Jimmy Cauty (of the KLF) solo project released under the alias of Space , originally intended as The Orb's debut album .After Jimmy Cauty left the original line up of The Orb to concentrate on the KLF he took the tapes with him and removed all of Dr. Alex Patterson's contributions and released it on the KLF communications label .This makes a great companion piece to The Orb's proper debut "Adventures Beyond The Ultra World" taking the listener on a journey through space from blast off to splash down via a quick trip through the solar system from Mercury to Pluto and all planets in between with the aid of synthesizers , samples , classical music , space coms , and a creepy take on "Twinkle , Twinkle , Little Star". Early ambient house classic much darker than the KLF's earlier groundbreaking "Chill Out" album ( if anyone wants this do the comment thing) and described by Jimmy Cauty as " a record for 14 year old space cadets to go and take acid to for the first time" . If your older than 14 and have no acid at hand , a dark room and a bottle of red may get you slightly off the launch pad or just as a good bit of classic ambient to chill to, either way this is still a 38 minute trip worth taking . The limited CD issue was split into tracks indicating the planets visited on the journey track it down if you can. This is a good ol' vinyl rip consisting of two tracks , Space 1 and Space 2 . Here.


  1. Superb!
    I have the Space album on vinyl. It's in pristine condition and has always been kept in a clear sleeve to preserve the cover.
    I wonder how much it's worth now..?
    Thanks for this. Saves me the bother of fartingut with my USB turntable.

  2. According to Record Collector Price Guide it says it's worth £50 but I have seen it for about £20 in the past . Would be good to have a re-mastered reissue along with other KLF related stuff which were also only available for a short time.

  3. Thank you, a wonderful rarity to find.