SILVER APPLES : PROGRAM [1968]

Πρωτοπόρων των ηλεκτρονικών συνέχεια, με το ντουέτο των Silver Apples από τη Νέα Υόρκη. Ανάμεσα στο 1968 και το 1970 οι Simeon Coxe – συνθεσάιζερ [ιδιοκατασκευή], Danny Taylor – ντραμς κυκλοφόρησαν δυο άλμπουμ.
Όχι ακριβώς “επιτυχημένοι” αλλά με οπαδούς όπως οι John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, οι
Silver Apples θα αποτελούσαν πηγή έμπνευσης για πλήθος σχημάτων τις επόμενες δεκαετίες, από τους Can μέχρι τους Stereolab και τους Portishead.
Ακούμε ένα κομμάτι από το πρώτο τους άλμπουμ.

We continue on the field of electronic pioneers with the duo of
Silver Apples from New York.
Between 1968 and 1970
Simeon Coxe – synthesizer [self-designed], Danny Taylor – drums, released two albums.
Not quite “successful” but with fans like John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix,
Silver Apples would be a source of inspiration for dozens of bands in the coming decades, from Can to Stereolab and Portishead.
We hear a track from their first album.

It was very late last night
I sat at the radio
Dialing from left to right
Why I do not know
I heard a man in a voice low
And sweet with circumspection
Say innocent listener don’t you know
The flame is its own reflection
The flame is its own reflection
He turned me on off I turned him
We tuned out all direction
I sat alone with my head aswim
The flame is its own reflection
The flame is its own reflection
The universe is nought but sound
Sound is its own perfection
Mind is the only truth I’ve found
The flame is its own reflection
The flame is its own reflection
I sat alone my head aswim
The flame is its own reflection
Mind is the only truth I’ve found
The flame is its own reflection
Mind is the only truth I’ve found
The flame is its own reflection
The flame is its own reflection

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3 Comments

  1. Resa June 2, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    This is great! Wow talk about influencers. I think they may have also been influenced by Zappa. Perhaps they inspired each other?

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    1. Oannes June 3, 2022 at 7:29 am

      Them and Zappa were influenced by the same “academic” pioneers of electronic music. Varese, Stockhausen etc.

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      1. Resa June 3, 2022 at 7:12 pm

        Interesting!

        Reply

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