Wednesday, 15 August 2012

SONG FOR TODAY: Silver Apples - Oscillations

The Silver Apples were first brought to my attention in the late 90's when John Peel curated 1998's Meltdown festival at London's Royal Albert Hall. Due to this gig featuring the presence of the mighty Blur (or Damon and Graham anyway), I made sure I was listening (back in the day when Radio 1 was actually a good station). The broadcast also featured the Silver Apples, at that time still consisting of both members. 

"Silver Apples were an American psychedelic electronic music duo from New York, composed of Simeon Coxe III, who performs as Simeon, on a primitive synthesizer of his own devising (also named The Simeon), and until his death in 2005, drummer Danny Taylor. The group was active between 1967 and 1969, before reforming in the mid 1990s. They were one of the first groups to employ electronic music techniques extensively within a rock idiom, and their minimalistic style, with its pulsing, driving beat and frequently discordant modality, anticipated not only the experimental electronic music and krautrock of the 1970s, but also underground dance music and indie rock of the 1990s." 

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