This could very well be a once-in-a-life-time opportunity…

43 years ago, an avant garde psychedelic rock duo was born in the New York underground scene, they use unique signal generators and custom drum set to create the blue print for electronic pop music. This band is Silver Apples. The name is derived from a poem by Irish poet W.B. Yeats called “The Song of the Wandering Angus;” the same source as yet another little known early electronic composer/module artist Morton Subotnick’s record “Silver Apples of the Moon.” Between 1967-1970, Silver Apples recorded three historical electronic rock albums “Silver Apples,” “Contact” and “The Garden” in the breeding ground of modern pop music art form ── New York. Although these records would eventually inspire many artists in the years to come, such as Kraftwerk, Suicide, Devo, Blur, Atari Teenage Riot, Spacemen 3, Radiohead, Yo La Tango, as well as Sonic Youth, but when the records initially came out, hardly anyone hard about them. And it is so to this day. In today’s trendy territories of vintage electronica, psychedelic rock, and experimental rock, one can easily find traces of methodology and philosophy long realized by Silver Apples more than 40 years ago.

In 1970, due to Silver Apples’ controversial second album’s cover, Pan-Am launched a lawsuit against their record label KAPP Records, which bankrupted the label, and brought an end to the band as well. The band seemingly vaporized into thin air overnight. It was until early 1990s, when early rock n’ roll revival brought them back to the limelight, bringing Silver Apples’ music to a new generation. Regretibly, the original drummer Dannyl Taylor passed away in 2005 due to heart condition.

Just when everyone though they would never again have the chance to experience Silver Apples live, Simeon went against all odds, working as a solo performer, with Danny’s drum sounds recreated by electronic means, and continued the Silver Apples live concerts with performances at 2 ATP Festivals, one in England and one in Australia, the Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland, the Aula Cultura CAM Festival in Spain, the Netmage Festival in Italy, the Aurora Festival in Houston and concerts throughout Europe, America and Japan. The only difference is, Silver Apples seem to be even more ahead of its time; after 40 years, well-aged Simeon combines long gone memories from the age of the hippies, in this modern age dominated by computers and softwares, along with his rusty home-made devices, to produce Silver Apples’ high voltage primitive electronic music that oscillates and resonates.

In May, 2011, Chinese audience would finally get this opportunity of a life-time to experience the root of psychedelic rock, electronic rock, Disco, Hip-Hop, Synth-Pop, Drum N’ Bass, Techno, and everything in between. This is not just your average revivalist music. This is the real deal, an incredibly rare chance to experience the living history of modern pop music.

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