Silver Apples - Ruby (1968)
Silver Apples, originally an American psychedelic electronic music duo from New York, were composed of Simeon Coxe III on a primitive synthesizer of his own devising and until his death in 2005, drummer Danny Taylor. They were active between ‘67 and ‘69, before reforming in the mid ‘90s. They were one of the first groups to employ electronic music techniques extensively within a rock idiom, and their minimalistic style, with its pulsing, driving beat and frequently discordant modality, anticipated not only the experimental electronic music and krautrock of the 1970s, but also underground dance music and indie rock of the ’90s. In Sept ‘07 Simeon toured for the first time in years with a solo version of the Apples. Since then, he’s performed at All Tomorrow’s Parties, Electric Picnic, etc.