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In Place: Yann Tiersen's Favourite Albums
Fred Bowler , November 2nd, 2016 09:56

With his ninth album, EUSA, out now, the French composer and multi-instrumentalist takes Fred Jage-Bowler from the Velvets to Bill Callahan via NEU!, Vashti Bunyan and Joanna Newsom on a tour of his favourite records


Silver Apples – Silver Apples
It seems like this is the same kind of vibe that's going on in Germany at the time… For me anyway, it's the playfulness, this playing with oscillators that really gets me. There's a picture on the inside or back of the album sleeve showing the two of them in front of their instruments, in control of lots of knobs, oscillators. It's so simple, and beautiful music. With the drumming and the oscillators, it gets very powerful. I mean, thinking of the electronic music at the time, '67, '68, Silver Apples are like a UFO in that sphere. And they're doing it from the US on top of that. It's really amazing.