Nov 112021
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Silver Apples are one of the uniquest and weirdest ’60s psychedelic acts, and yet their music was strangely prescient. Who or what was Silver Apples? In the ’60s, it was the mononymous Simeon, playing a musical contraption of his own creation, backed by drummer Danny Taylor. Simeon’s instrument, also known as a simeon, was a bunch of oscillators combined together to play melody, bass and rhythm parts. (If you buy the band’s debut LP, there is a diagram.) Their music sounds somewhat like ’90s electronic music played on extremely primitive analog instruments, rather than looped, and sung by a hippy. (There’s no mistaking Simeon’s voice for some other time than the 1960s.) Continue reading »

Nov 062018
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Are we undergoing a Trans-aissance? Neil Young’s least-loved album (which is saying something) – the one where he tried his hand at electronic music, the one where he got sued by his own label – may finally be on the verge of redemption. Last month, Danish producer Trentemøller covered the album’s “Transformer Man” and now indie-rock favorites Parquet Courts have tackled “We R In Control.” Continue reading »