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Silver Apples



2.56 | 7 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars This NY duet's second album, released in 69, is much in the artistic continuity of their s/t debut, but there is a notable difference, with leader Simeon also adding some banjo to their soundscapes, even if the said-instrument was often played separately from the rest of the instruments.

Opening on an electronically-simulated jet-airplane take-off, Contact presents a slightly different and more varied nature than its predecessor, including some two or three tracks that feature solo or mostly the banjo, which stick out like a sore thumb. The vocals can take on a Robert Wyatt-like feel, some other soundscapes reminiscent of the early Soft Machine, but for the most part, it remains much life their debut album.

Almost as groundbreaking s its predecessor, Contact doesn't hold the same surprise, and cannot have the groundbreaking aura of ts older brother, but the more-varied soundscapes mke it somewhat more accessible

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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