Silver Apples

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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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