Saturday, 30 April 2011
Silver Apples 'Oscillations' (MCA, 1968)
Dating back to 1968, 'Oscillations' is the opening track from their debut album and it's a hypnotic marriage of inventive drumming, bleeps, hums, skronks, screeches and spooky incantations. Silver Apples actually formed in New York in 1867 and were apparently jamming with Hendrix back in the day.
The picture in the album shows their recording set-up to be a room covered in what appears to be small boxes and kettle leads. So eerily reminiscent of Fuck Buttons then. Except you can understand the words.
Download Silver Apples 'Oscillations' (mp3) (Mediafire)
Read a great article from Sound On Sound about Silver Apples.