Silver Apples / Contact by Silver Apples

CD £4.99 MCD11680

Both albums on one bargain price CD on MCA.

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Silver Apples / Contact by Silver Apples
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8/10 Dean 13th August 2016

A rudimentary combination of acoustic drums and often discordant electronics puts this among the most defiantly individual albums released during the 1960's, a decade full of rich pickings if you are on a journey of musical discovery. The songs employ drone and repetition in that curiously folksy way then popular within the rock 'n' roll underground emerging on both sides of the North Atlantic. What sets this eponymous debut apart is its vision. The synthesizer is the big idea here, side-stepping guitar based line ups and offering a glimpse of possible futures. Further listening might include Tod Dockstader (Apocalypse), Moondog (Moondog), The Incredible String Band (Wee Tam and the Big Huge) and Soft Machine (The Soft Machine).

7/10 Philip 7th April 2016

Amazing what 2 guys with a drum and electronics can do!

A must have for every electronics fan.

8/10 Penrith Steve 28th June 2015

Silver Apples were an experimental psychedelic duo who plied their trade during the late '60s. The duo consisted of Simeon, who played a self-built synthesizer and drummer Danny Taylor. The self-built synth was central to the group's experimental electronic sound - a sound that foreshadowed Krautrock. The drum beats were almost tribal and the melodies hypnotic. The sounds made by the synth droned and screeched, wowed and fluttered, beeped and blurped long before anything else. There is nothing else like this which makes it fairly essential, really.



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