Silver Apples

Reviewed by Austin Powell, Fri., April 26, 2013

Austin Psych Fest Album Primer

Silver Apples


Light years ahead of its time, Silver Apples' 1968 masterpiece still sounds like some lost transmission from a distant future – cold, strange, tense – cosmic poetry with an analog heart and intuitive percussion. Composed using nine audio oscillators with 86 manual controls, the LP spells out the NYC duo's all-in approach in the liner notes: "The lead and rhythm oscillators are played with the hands, elbows, and knees, and the bass oscillators are played with the feet." (Fri., 11pm, Levitation tent)

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