sabato 10 aprile 2010

Silver Apples - "The Garden"

By some mysterious and fantastic stroke of luck Sixtoo and Marco's Bully imprint have landed themselves the exclusive rights for this obscure third album from electronic psych masters The Silver Apples. Not only that but they have also now produced the first ever vinyl version of this seminal LP and have even dug deep enough to include some killer bonus cuts - never before heard. The band's name was inspired by the same poetic source that Morton Subotnick nabbed for his seminal 'Silver Apples Of The Moon' and with druggy mental image in tow you can guess there's a splash of acid fuelled psych thrown generously into the mix. As for the tracks themselves, check 'Tabouli Noodle' for a darkened funk variation on Stereolab, with added edgy drugs - this was made in 1970 folks! The main part of the album is fourteen tracks deep, split evenly between the crazy but dope vocal psych numbers and the heavy drums and synth workouts, it's these workouts that I reckon reflect Sixtoo's key reasoning for wanting this out on Bully and I whole heartedly agree. Remastered and mixed down by Sixtoo himself, this is one of the more welcome reissue/rediscoveries on 2006 and a record that fans of Sixtoo, vocal psych rock and heavy acid funk will cherish.


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