Chill Out (KLF album)  

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Chill Out is the third studio album by The KLF, released in February 1990 and one of the earliest ambient house concept albums. The music describes a mythical night-time journey to the U.S. Gulf Coast states beginning in Texas and ending in Louisiana.

"Chill Out" was a conceived as continuous piece of music, with original KLF music interwoven with sampled from songs by Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Acker Bilk and field recordings of Tuvan throat singers. Its best known track is "Wichita Lineman Was a Song I Once Heard".

According to KLF member Bill Drummond, the album and album sleeve has "the vibe of the rave scene over here [UK]. When we're having the big Orbital raves out in the country, and you're dancing all night and then the sun would come up in the morning, and then you'd be surrounded by this English rural countryside... we wanted something that kind of reflected that, that feeling the day after the rave, that's what we wanted the music for".

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