Friday, February 09, 2007

OSCILLATIONS



Contrary to popular belief I do dig on more than just hip hop, jazz, funk and soul...

A few months ago I came across a track by Silver Apples(a psychedelic electronic music duo from NYC) called "Oscillations". The first time I heard this track was also the first time I had heard of the band. I thought the track was beautiful and so amazing and months later it still blows my mind. I was surprised (I mean SURPRISED!) to learn that the track came out in 1968! This track was way ahead of it's time! It sounds like something Aphex Twin would have composed.

"Oscillations" was made on a primitive synthesizer and sounds like an urgent driving beat pulsating through time. The drums dance distantly in the back and sound almost tribal. The voice sounds like it's unraveling and being pushed by an undervalued drone in obscurity.

Yea. Trip the hell out. That's what I did.

If you ever come across Silver Apples...don't sleep! I'll try uploading the track sometime soon. If you can't wait, hit me and I'll email it to you. I'd love to discuss it with someone!

2 comments:

Erik said...

You know I can't wait. Send it this way!

Lexx said...

Hell, Yea! You got it! Can't wait to hear what you think!