Monday, March 7, 2016

Morton Sobotnik - Silver Apples of the Moon (1967)


Disjointed, discordant synth explorations from American composer Morton Subotnik. Come join me in space for a while.

Two untitled tracks.

A sky of cloudless sulphur

For more like this, try:
Arlette Sibon-Simonovitch & Sylvio Gualda -
Espaces Sonores No. 1 (1972)
Derek Bailey -
Aida (1981)

10 comments:

  1. Thanks! Look forward to listening to it.
    As it happens am currently listening to his 1976 album 'Until Spring' sourced here, in case you havent got it already. Its v good.
    Thanks again for your dedication.

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    1. Stuart StudebakerMarch 7, 2016 at 7:07 PM

      agreed. Also: cun cun na ma is the bomb. Between cun cun and opium hum, I get a steady diet of AWESOME.

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    2. Great recommend - just been over to Cun Cun and added them to my blogroll straight away!

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  2. Love this record, great reminder of just how far-out Nonesuch were in their early days.

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  3. A timeless electronic classic well this and his followup Wild Bull are milestones in electronica. You can hear where perhaps Tangerine Dream or Kraftwerk got some of their ideas from Subotnik. This was a 1967 recording I believe on the early Buchla synthesizer with a primitive sequencer. Truly fantastic shit! Thanks!

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    1. Stuart StudebakerMarch 7, 2016 at 7:09 PM

      Silver Apples Of The Moon was a deeply influential record. The band. Silver Apples, copped their name from it, and Silver Apples are AWESOME.
      http://surfingtheodyssey.blogspot.ca/2014/11/silver-apples-1968-contact.html

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    2. Whoa, I don't know how I missed that connection -- of course that's where they got their name.

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    3. not forgetting the 1994 album by english post-rocksters Laika also called...

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    4. Stuart StudebakerMarch 8, 2016 at 9:22 AM

      Another example of that is Terry Riley's "A Rainbow in Curved Air" which is where the prog outfit "Curved Air" got their name.

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  4. I knew of Silver Apples should check out their music Thanks for bringing that up.

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