Author Topic: Oscillations RIP  (Read 809 times)

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Oscillations RIP
« on: September 09, 2020, 05:35:26 PM »
That's yer Simeone Coxe from out of the Silver Apples away. A band that genuinely blew my mind when I first heard them in the 90s, ridiculously ahead of/out of their time.

Hard to pick a favourite song by them as everything on their 2 original LPs is solid gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS2eNhhAqHA


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Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 05:43:27 PM »
Saw them when they were doing a tour of British churches a few years ago.  Or at least I guess I saw Coxe and someone else, as the other apple had died by that point.  I fucking hate museum exhibition-style sitting-only gigs, though.  I muttered something to this effect to my friend next to me.  A fellow longhair nearby heard my words and whispered if I wanted to get up and dance.  So we started throwing shapes in the aisles to the reverberations issuing from Coxe's home-made electronic rig, before the whole church got up from their pews and did likewise.  Lovely memory.

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The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 06:06:54 PM »
I Have Known Love is such a weirdly heartbreaking song.

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Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 06:15:26 PM »
Yeah, you hear that 'ahead of their time' line for a lot of bands that just don't deserve it, but these two? fuck me they were making what was essentially 90s music in the late 60s. Absolutely astonishing. And it was really groovy, too - accessible, funky, fun. Love them to bits.

'Program' fucking slaughters me. Play loud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeU8peWXSZM&pbjreload=101

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Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 06:43:42 PM »
I Have Known Love is such a weirdly heartbreaking song.

Yeah, that’s my favourite Silver Apples song. It’s amazing.

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Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 08:09:21 PM »
A band that genuinely blew my mind when I first heard them in the 90s, ridiculously ahead of/out of their time.

Yeah never heard anything like it either back then, I think it was Lovefingers that a record digging friend played first.

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Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 08:22:40 PM »
I saw em in 1997 or 1998, in Brighton? My memory is shot to hell, it was coastal is all I remember. Fantastic show.


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Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 12:18:02 PM »
Saw them quite a few years ago (2006-7?) in Rough Trade London - found out later I was about three feet from Serge.

Pete Kember did a nice tribute yesterday
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Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2020, 02:14:06 PM »
Pete Kember did a great version of A Pox On You.

They were at Field Day when I went but we couldn't get into the tent so watched Mike Paradinas instead (I think). It was great but I wish we'd pushed now.

Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2020, 02:21:25 PM »
Yeah, you hear that 'ahead of their time' line for a lot of bands that just don't deserve it, but these two? fuck me they were making what was essentially 90s music in the late 60s. Absolutely astonishing.

Especially when you read the anecdote about them being more or less forgotten and Simeon only realising they had fans by over hearing some hipsters talk about them in a club.

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Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2020, 02:26:00 PM »
Never consciously listened to ‘em. Will fix that sharpish.

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Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2020, 02:31:21 PM »
Especially when you read the anecdote about them being more or less forgotten and Simeon only realising they had fans by over hearing some hipsters talk about them in a club.

That's really cute.

What a band, honestly. Proto-dance music without a doubt. Not to detract from Coxey's funeral thread but Danny Taylor was a fucking demon on the drums.

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Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 02:41:13 PM »
I remember buying the wrong album back when I heard about them in the early '00s.  I searched for 'Silver Apples/Electronic Music Pioneers', and ended up getting something called Silver Apples of the Moon by Morton Subotnik (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G1hRNLlYpg).  It sounded like the most terrifyingly intense episode of The Clangers ever made.

Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2020, 08:39:48 AM »
Pete Kember did a nice tribute yesterday

Do you have a link? I tried looking myself but didn’t find anything

Re: Oscillations RIP
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2020, 02:02:14 PM »
NTS doing a tribute right now (2-3pm Friday): https://www.nts.live/

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