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Spectrum & Silver Apples - A Lake of Teardrops
Pete Kember (Sonic Boom, Spacemen 3, Spectrum, E.A.R., etc) and Simeon Coxe of legendary '60s electronic innovators Silver Apples came together to create this brilliant EP in 1998. It was released the following year on Space Age recordings.
The numerous electronic instruments and oscillators used by Pete and Simeon invoke a timelessly purist electronic aesthetic, occasionally augmented by the presence of additional musicians Will Carruthers, Iain Worrall and Alf Hardy, who add bass, drums and yet more layers of electronics to the mix
Now, to mark 25 years after its inception, this highly lauded and sought after recording is being repressed in 180g heavyweight silver vinyl.
Pete Kember a.k.a. Sonic Boom of Spectrum worked with the seminal '60s act Silver Apples on a six track mini album originally released by Space Age Recordings in 1998. From the opening surging waves of 'Streams Of Sorrow' with its controlled chaos and intoxicating vocals, through 'The Edge's' mesmerizing monotone backing to Simeon's '90s beat poetry -- like Allen Ginsberg reincarnated into his most abstract nightmare, 'Whirlwind' with its plaintive vocals and warped ambience held together by a trademark Sonic Boom drone pattern, to '(I Don't Care if You) Never Come Back's' almost industrial-tribal percussion, fleshed out by those unique Silver Apples oscillations and Spectrum's ever present sense of wayward genius. A Lake Of Teardrops is a spellbinding trip into the minds of two of the finest experimental composers ever.
ORBIT016LP Peach coloured vinyl in gatefold sleeve SOLD OUT.
ORBIT016CD cd in clear jewel case/some in card sleeve digipak.
ORBIT084LP Silver heavy vinyl with custom printed inner sleeve to makr 25 years. RSD23 version.
Stream of Sorrow
(I Don't Care If You) Never Come Back