Web Extra: Silver Apples of the Moon


Friday, December 24, 2010

Another pick by the National Recording Registry this year is Morton Subotnick's Silver Apples of the Moon, the first album of all-electronic music. Released in 1967, it found favor with electronics geeks, as well as legions of stoners who soaked in its mind-blowing sounds.

The Sounds of American Culture, our series highlighting works in the National Recording Registry, receives production support from the Library of Congress.

    Music Playlist
  • Various
    Artist: Morton Subotnick
    Album: Silver Apples of the Moon
    Label: Wergo Germany
    Purchase: Amazon


Ben Manila

Comments [1]


I think soothing sounds for baby (1964) was the first all electronic music album.

Jan. 03 2014 02:48 PM

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