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A chin-stroking oddity of an album, but worth a listen,
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This review is from: Silver Apples / Contact (Audio CD)
This is a piece of electronic music history. In fact it's electric rather than electronic, but it is a milestone. Though not all milestones are necessarily good albums...
In the 1960s down at the BBC the Radiophonic Workshop crew were creating the most amazing noises from scratch, not just for television but also for album projects like the band 'White Noise', who if you're checking this out for the sake of music history you should listen to before this.
Over in the US, this was being put together. It's certainly deeply rooted in the late 60s psychadelia, and lyrically it can veer into stoned nonsense. Musically it is both interesting, for the sounds being generated, and not- most of the instrumentation is one-chord-only so be prepared for music that is very plaintive and relentless. That's what makes this album fascinating from a chin-stroking point of view, but you're not likely to be singing along to it.
This is both the "Silver Apples" and "Contact" albums compiled onto one 18-track CD, which for Amazon's current price is a bargain.