Links for September 1, 2017

Welcome To The Dark Ages – the KLF returns!

There will only be 400 tickets available.

There are no guest lists.

There are no press passes.

Every one of the 400 ticket holders will be expected to be Volunteers.

The return of the KLF: pop’s greatest provocateurs take on a post-truth world

The return of the KLF was marked by a poster in the East End of London posing the question: “2017: What the fuck is going on?” Certainly it feels fitting that the pair, whose stunts far predated the absurdity of most internet culture, are making their comeback in the post-truth era – and at a time when Beyoncé and Jay-Z are supposedly leaders of the Illuminati.

How a recording studio mishap shaped ’80s music – oh god, that gated snare sound.

Elephas Anthropogenus

After the fall of the Roman Empire, elephants virtually disappeared from Western Europe. Since there was no real knowledge of how this animal actually looked, illustrators had to rely on oral and written transmissions to morphologically reconstruct the elephant, thus reinventing an actual existing creature. This tree diagram traces the evolution of the elephant depiction throughout the middle ages up to the age of enlightenment.