MEllODrOnE

Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples Of The Moon For Electronic Music Synthesizer. 50th Anniversary Edition as reviewed by MEllODrOnE

July 2, 2018
referencing Silver Apples Of The Moon For Electronic Music Synthesizer. 50th Anniversary Edition, LP, Album, Ltd, RM, RP, Red, WSM-002

An amazing repress. Excellent job on the remastering by Waveshaper Media. Extremely detailed, extremely dynamic spatial recording with a humongous soundstage. Great stereo separation with sounds coming at you from all directions. Never compressed or distorted sounding, very crisp high frequency response and wholesome midrange. Damn this is an entertaining listen! Really happy to have such a clean copy of this. The electronics also have nice warmth and saturation to them, not a hint of any digital coldness or thinness, very full sound. The pressing quality is also tops. The background is super silent so the quiet parts on the record are not obstructed. Very flat and centered. 10/10. One of the most engaging/unique listening experiences I've ever had.
Thermospore

Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples Of The Moon as reviewed by Thermospore

June 4, 2016
referencing Silver Apples Of The Moon, LP, Album, RP, H-71174

Interesting stuff. Can't believe it's from 1967... Sounds futuristic even today
Watchmaker

Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples Of The Moon Watchmaker

March 26, 2016
referencing Silver Apples Of The Moon, LP, Album, H-71174
thanks for informing me of 'kid baltan', absolutely amazing...(not that subtonick isn't!)
m3nn0

Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples Of The Moon m3nn0

February 26, 2014
referencing Silver Apples Of The Moon, LP, Album, H-71174
On wikipedia it says he was the first composer with electronic music that was commissioned by a record company.
Really? Look at: Kid Baltan - Electronic Music
artisan002

Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples Of The Moon artisan002

January 9, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Silver Apples Of The Moon, LP, Album, H-71174
If one wants to split hairs and be fairly technical, then yes. Really.
While Kid Baltan did amazing work, it wasn't fully electronic. Specifically, he made more use of tape machines than he did tone generators. And that isn't really electronic per se. It's very clever, even for now. But, it's not strictly electronic. Otherwise, we'd have to cite the Fantasia soundtrack as being an electronic recording as it was recorded onto a custom multi-channel tape system. Similarly, we could look back even farther than that, to Theremin and Telharmonium performances. And they'd still not be expressly electronic works.
OstrichPro

Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples Of The Moon OstrichPro

September 2, 2015
referencing Silver Apples Of The Moon, LP, Album, H-71174
I believe the point they were trying to make was that is was "commissioned." While Electronic music was around well before this point with many people producing it for its artistic merit, this was the first time a major company had actively sought out someone to produce an album.
flutterbye

Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples Of The Moon as reviewed by flutterbye

May 10, 2003
referencing Silver Apples Of The Moon, LP, Album, H-71174

i found this jewel for .50 at a yard sale~mint condtion.Very worth the time.i can see a direct link between this Lp and many modern day electronic attempts of atmosphere.But still this one rivals and i am quite moved.Worth the collection alone for the lovely cover art.
iAmAnAstronaut

Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples Of The Moon iAmAnAstronaut

February 16, 2018
referencing Silver Apples Of The Moon, LP, Album, H-71174
And the Grateful Dead covered Silver Apples of the Moon
buriedinsounds

Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples Of The Moon buriedinsounds

August 7, 2015
referencing Silver Apples Of The Moon, LP, Album, H-71174

This recording proved influential to not just electronic music but also psych and experimental rock. The famed Silver Apples named themselves after this record. Not one of Subotnick's best but certainly his best selling album