Test Drive​/​Test Drive SILVER APPLES REMIX

by Eat lights Become lights



Originally released via The Great Pop Supplement label Feb 2011. Initial release was on square, green vinyl and sold out on the day of release.


"Next up on The GPS is a total treat for all fans of kosmische electronica and that motorik, kraut groove we all adore. The mighty 3rd 45 from London’s Eat Lights Become Lights “Test Drive” follows last year’s hugely successful tour round the UK with The Silver Apples. They team up again here for an extraordinary 45 pressed as a square, green wax 45 no less.

Side A features the original ELBL take, where it’s synth led intro gives way to the most ridiculously catchy guitar riff, endlessly building like some kinda’ Neu! / Rother 21st Century out-take. A guaranteed earworm that’ll nag the hell out of ya, and a perfect taster to the imminent debut full length…

If Side A plays it more or less straight, It’s double A side offers up the most whacked out psych kraut groove. A total killer Silver Apples remix which opens like some bubbling moog fuelled take on the Joe 90 theme intro. Soon giving way to hints at that riff- pulsing synths, sped up, slowed down sampling, added oscillators you name it. just a total stunner kosmische head rush - and for my money THE most incredible thing Simeon has done for nigh on 40 years.

A total must have of a single. Numbered (300) square 45s on green wax w/ sticker and tracing paper inserts, and so thick you can eat yr dinner off it… Stereo Cosmic Music."


released February 2, 2011

All tracks written and recorded by Neil Rudd.



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“Eat Lights; Become Lights mix Krautrock rhythms and celestial drones to heavenly effect” - NME

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