23 years on from their dramatic departure from the music industry, the return of The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (A.K.A. The KLF, A.K.A. The Timelords, A.K.A. The JAMs etc) is every bit as beguilingly weird and perversely entertaining as you might have imagined. 2023 is a sprawlingly elaborate meta-fictional retelling of both their own shadowy mythology and the history of popular music and culture as a whole, heavily entangled with Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus! trilogy, the end of the internet, and, uh, Hackney. Have Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty succeeded in forging new ground for dystopian fiction? Did they just bang this out in a week cos they really needed the cash? Was this the most elaborate book launch in history? Don't open 2023 hoping to find answers to these or any other questions, but do expect to forever see the Shard a little differently.
Published by Faber & Faber on 23rd August 2017