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File under: Tape MusicCosmic

Morton Subotnick

Silver Apples Of The Moon 50th-anniversary ed.

Label: Waveshaper Media

Format: LPx2

Genre: Electronic

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Vinyl edition is strictly limited to 1,000 copies. Audio has been Remastered from the original, pre-mastered digital tape transfers. Unlike previous reissues of this LP (both vinyl and CD), remastered for Wergo's 1994 CD edition and narrowing the recording's stereo field, our reissue has been remastered maintaining the full stereo field of the original recording. Brand new liner notes by Morton Subotnick.

The original, iconic liquid-light cover artwork by Tony Martin has been re-scanned for full-resolution clarity. Featuring rarely-seen, newly-scanned photos of Morton Subotnick in his Bleecker Street studio where "Silver Apples..." was recorded. Also includes a scan of the LP's original Nonesuch-edition liner notesMorton Subotnick's 'Silver Apples Of The Moon' adventure is a foundational piece of electronic music. Created on a then freshly-commissioned Buchla modular synthesiser, it was the first electronic record released by a classical music label and heralded a wave of synthetic music exploration which has birthed many of the sounds we know and love today. In light of the impact created by Charles Cohen's recently excavated Buchla Recordings, and the resurgence of artists in thrall to the possibilities of free-styling, pulsating techno and synth noise, the timing of its release could hardly be more apt, holding up a primordial soup of manic rhythms and chaotic blips. Subotnick was a founder of the San Francisco Tape Music Center alongside Pauline Oliveros and Ramon Sender, but also worked alongside Don Buchla himself on the development of the early synthesizer "Buchla Series 100" . Moving to New York he become an artist-in-residence at the newly established Tisch School Of The Arts of the New York University where he also set up his own studio, which is where he recorded "Silver Apples Of The Moon", an album commissioned by Decca as the first electronic composition especially conceived for a vinyl release.


File under: Tape MusicCosmic
Cat. number: WSM02
Year: 2019