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Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia Album

Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia Album

  • Performer: Mort Garson
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Title: Mother Earth's Plantasia
  • Released: 1976
  • Style: Experimental, Ambient
  • MP3 version size: 1735 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1153 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 590

Tracklist

Symphony For A Spider Plant
Music To Soothe The Savage Snake Plant
Concerto For Philodendron & Pothos
Rhapsody In Green
A Mellow Mood For Maidenhair
Swingin' Spathiphyllums
You Don't Have To Walk A Begonia
Plantasia
Baby's Tears Blues
Ode To An African Violet

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
H-101Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album)Homewood RecordsH-101US1976
FD5003-CDMort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial)Fifth Dimension FD5003-CDEurope2015
FD5003-LPMort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial)Fifth Dimension FD5003-LPEurope2015
FD5018-LPMort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Whi)Fifth Dimension FD5018-LPEurope2016
TGT431Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial)The Great ThunderTGT431Europe2017
TGT437Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial)The Great ThunderTGT437Europe2018
SBR-3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030US2019
SBR-3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, RE, Gre)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030US2019
SBR-3030, SBR3030CDMort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Sacred Bones Records, Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030, SBR3030CDUS2019
SBR-3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030US2019
SBR-3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RM, Cle)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030US2019
SBR3030-C6Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Chl)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR3030-C6US2019
SBR-3030, SBR3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre)Sacred Bones Records, Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030, SBR3030US2019
SBR-3030, SBR3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre)Sacred Bones Records, Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030, SBR3030US2019
SBR-3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030UK2019
SBR-3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Num)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030UK2019
SBR-3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030US2019
SBR-3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tip)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030US2019
SBR-3030-1Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, TP)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030-1US2019
SBR-3030Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Album, RE)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR-3030US2019
SBR3030LPC4Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(LP, Ltd, RE, Bro)Sacred Bones RecordsSBR3030LPC4USA & Europe2019
DH-001Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia ‎(Cass, Album, Gre)Discos HermanosDH-001Unknown

Album

Tracklist: 00:00 Plantasia 03:24 Symphony For A Spider Plant 06:04 Baby's Tears Blues 09:08 Ode To An African Violet 13:14 Concerto For Earth's Plantasia - Mort Garson. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. Mother Earth's Plantasia is an electronic album by Mort Garson first released in 1976. The music on it was composed specifically for plants to listen to. The album had a very limited distribution upon release, only being available to people who bought a houseplant from a store called Mother Earth in Los Angeles or those who purchased a Simmons mattress from a Sears outlet, both of which came with the record. As a result, the album failed to attain widespread popularity around the time of its release. Mother Earth's Plantasia by Mort Garson, released 22 March 2019 1. Plantasia 2. Symphony for a Spider Plant 3. Baby's Tears Blues 4. Ode to an African Violet 5. Concerto for Philodendron and Pothos 6. Rhapsody in Green 7. Swingin' Spathiphyllums 8. You Don't Have to Walk a Begonia 9. A Mellow Mood for Maidenhair 10. Music to Soothe the Savage Snake Plant In the mid-1970s, a force of nature swept across the continental United States, cutting across all strata of race and class, rooting in our minds, our homes, our culture. It wasnt The Exorcist, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, o. Mother Earth's Plantasia. Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia 1996. To favorites 1 Download album. Listen album. Mort Garson. Songs in album Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia 1996. Mort Garson - Plantasia. Mort Garson - Symphony For A Spider Plant. Mort Garson - Baby's Tears Blues. Mort Garson - Ode To An African Violet. Mort Garson - Concerto For Philodendron & Pothos. Mort Garson - Rhapsody In Green. Listen free to Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia Plantasia, Symphony For A Spider Plant and more. 10 tracks 30:51. Considering that many of Mort Garson's pioneering electronic albums were based on astrology and the occult, a set of compositions made just for plants is more down-to-earth in more ways than one. Inspired by his wife Margaret's houseplants and intended as a companion piece to the book The Secret Life of Plants, 1976's Mother Earth's Plantasia was initially available only if someone purchased a plant from Los Angeles' Mother Earth Plant Boutique - or a Simmons mattress from Sears. The story behind Mother Earths Plantasia, subtitled Warm Earth Music for PlantsThe story behind Mother Earths Plantasia, subtitled Warm Earth Music for Plants and the People Who Love Them, is just as fascinating as the music. Garson conceived the album with Lynn and Joel Rapp, who ran Mother Earth Plant Boutique on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Joel had been a writer for My Favorite Martian, but had burned out on the TV industry. So he switched from little green men to little green plants, and the Rapps store, as well as their series of best-selling books, helped popularize the houseplant trend that lasted throughout the 1970s and has become commonplace today in fac. Mother Earths Plantasia. Released 1976. Mother Earths Plantasia Tracklist. Plantasia Lyrics. Moog Mort Garson

Performer

Mort Garson: Canadian-born composer, arranger, songwriter, and pioneer of electronic music. He is best known for his albums in the 1960s and 1970s that were among the first to feature Moog synthesizers. He also co-wrote several hit songs, including Our Day Will Come, a hit for Ruby & the Romantics. Plantasia, Symphony for a Spider Plant, Swingin' Spathiphyllums и другие песни. Morton Sanford Garson 20 July 1924 4 January 2008 was a Canadian-born composer, arranger, songwriter, and pioneer of electronic music. Listen to music from Mort Garson like Plantasia, Symphony For A Spider Plant & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Mort Garson. Mother Earth's Plan read more. Morton S. Garson 20 July 1924 4 January 2008 was a Canadian-born composer, arranger, songwriter, and pioneer of electronic music. Mort Garson, Soundtrack: Grease 2. Composer, songwriter Our Day Will Come and arranger, educated at Juilliard and NYU. He served in the Special Services during World War II, and then was a pianist and arranger for dance orchestras, and composer, conductor and accompanist to Doris Day, Patti Page, and Arthur Prysock. Joining ASCAP in 1956, his chief musical collaborators. Mort Garson 20 July 1924 4 January 2008 was a Canadian-born composer, arranger, songwriter, pioneer of electronic music. Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia Official Full Album Stream. Electronic Pioneer Mort Garson Gets Four More Album Reissues. Sacred Bones will reissue the albums of the late Canadian composer, known for his plant music masterpiece Plantasia. Angie Martoccio. Garson, who died in 2008, continued to explore the supernatural on 1975s The Unexplained, delving into Tarot, seances and astral projection under the name Ataraxia. Music From Patch Cord Productions contains alternate takes of Plantasia, music for never-aired radio advertisements, themes for science fiction films and more, with liner notes by Andy Beta. You can preorder each reissue here. In This Article: Mort Garson, plant music. Want more Rolling Stone . Check out Mort Garson on Beatport. Welcome to Beatport. Beatport is the world's largest electronic music store for DJs. Mort Garson. Music to Soothe the Savage Snake Plant. Baby's Tears Blues. Ode to an African Violet. Rhapsody in Green. Mother Earth's Plantasia. Biography by Heather Phares. Follow Artist. Composer, arranger, and electronic music pioneer whose albums made with the Moog synth earned him a cult following. Read Full Biography. Overview . Biography . Discography . Songs . Mort Garson скачать mp3 в хорошем качестве, либо слушайте песню Mort Garson - Plantasia, Mort Garson - Swingin Spathiphyllums, Mort Garson - Ode to an African Violet, Mort Garson - Symphony for a Spider Plant, Mort Garson - Rhapsody in Green, а также рингтоны на звонок и все новые треки

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Comments

Arar Arar
Agreeing with other reviewers on here, not the best reissue I could've hoped for, but certainly listenable. Lots of surface noise on my copy. Cool color and great to have in my collection, though.
Best West Best West
Not the best pressing... The high notes are immediately saturated and screeching. No cracks, clicks or pops though, just not a very pleasant listen.
Anararius Anararius
Flawless pressing - sounds perfect! Almost no surface noise at all and sounds very clear
Dolid Dolid
Love this album! So happy I can finally own it!Like others have said, there is definitely a bit of background noise here and there, but it's not that bad, and it's almost expected for an album of Mother Earth's Plantasia's age, especially given it was (apparently) done with no master recordings. That being said, the album sounds fantastic regardless, everything is so warm and lush sounding.Other than that, I love the packaging, the green vinyl, the booklet, and even the downloadable card (which can be planted to grow wild flowers!).Hopefully in the future we'll get re-presses as good as this for Mort Garson's other work: The Unexplained, Black Mass, Signs of the Zodiac, Music for Sensuous Lovers, etc.
Zieryn Zieryn
there's a limited run (100) of this pressing with a numbered print on Bleep right now https://bleep.com/release/126632-mort-garson-mother-earths-plantasia
Haralem Haralem
update - just got my copy. the record is identical to the original snake plant colour (sticker also says limited to 300) but includes a numbered print out of 100
Gravelblade Gravelblade
Thank you for posting this! I ordered it right away.
Daizil Daizil
how's this pressing? hopefully it's been fixed up up up
Yanki Yanki
My copy came only slightly warped, so that was lucky I guess. Playback is very good, only light distortion at some point, really nothing major. Sound is great overall. Could be better, but all in all, listenable and enjoyable reissue.
Mr_Jeйson Mr_Jeйson
I heard about this rerelease and I was so happy. In my excitement, I bought both a black and green copy, and I gotta tell ya, I regret buying either of them. the audio is so harsh that I genuinely thought my stylus had gone, I had to try another record just to make sure. the brass elements sound unpleasant, like they're clipping. I went to hear the quality of the online copy, thinking these artifacts were forgivable effects of the less-than-ideal mastering process they had to go through, but no! Not a trace of clipping from the FREE Youtube example, but the $30 LP has it everywhere the audio pushes past 9 or 10kz. I have never had such a negative experience with record quality. Hopefully, Sacred Bones will take responsibility for this lack of care and try again, or at least give this project to a company capable of doing it justice.
Snowskin Snowskin
I can confirm this as well. I only bought the iTunes release, but I also bought the original 1976 copy for close to $200. The original sounds so much better. So much so I might plan to create my own "audiophile" remastered version to release on YouTube.
Akinohn Akinohn
the sound could have been deeper. there's plenty of space left on the record.
Welen Welen
Pressing is quite good..some background noise on side one but nothing serious.I was surprised how it sounds good considering how the mastering was done from a record not from any old master.So sad there is no real master in existence.Very good job done here.It would be cool to compare the first pressing with this one.Cover is standard quality but the book is nice and download card with seeds is a very nice touch!Thumbs up for this one!
ℓo√ﻉ ℓo√ﻉ
I have 2 un-opened lp's of the original plantasia that I found. My father was credited as the art director, Sam Nicholson. What are they worth?
VariesWent VariesWent
Hey, I'd be interested in one of those copies, maybe/probably. Do you still have them?
BOND BOND
From a visual, the album is sealed in original thin plastic and was stored in a closet as I remember. Album cover is unblemished. Do not want to open and break seal.
Togar Togar
Unopened doesn't necessarily mean M (for sleeve) so assess that... Here are other listings for that item:https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/530794?ev=rb
Naktilar Naktilar
I rarely complain about new pressings but this is the worst reissue I've purchased in the past 10 years. The loud pops and cracks make it really hard to listen to. I'm returning my copy today.
Swift Summer Swift Summer
I agree with the OP. I have a Rega P3 with all the upgrades and an Ortofon 2M Bronze. $1500+ turntable/cartridge setup, and this reissue sounded brutal. The surface noise was unbearable, and that was after a good cleaning and double rinse on the VPI. This is either a poor pressing or the copy they used as a source was noisy. The only redeeming quality is the packaging, which was really nice. Not enough to keep me from returning it tho.
GODMAX GODMAX
It's a good reissue. You either have a trash system that gets exposed or else you got a faulty pressing.There are a lot of times people complain about pressings and say stuff like "I returned this record 3 times and everytime it skipped!!" Well in that case it's your system.
SoSok SoSok
Any opinions on the cd re-issue + ten words ?
Arthunter Arthunter
this release comes with clear jewel case. and the CD sounds ok imo
Nnulam Nnulam
Is it a digipack or with jewel case? ten words
POFOD POFOD
Was done from a vinyl rip, as is stated in the sleeve notes (master tapes gone), and done very well at that.
Samuhn Samuhn
The seeds in the card are cool, but I'm a bit concerned about exports and the wildflower seeds in the card. If it get's seized by customs or even worst, if it gets planted and we found affects the local ecosystem.... mmmmm... what to doooo, what to dooo...
Qwert Qwert
my copy ist super warped. Side B is not playable. Asked VMP for a refund...
Lahorns Gods Lahorns Gods
Black 'is' coloured. The natural color of vinyl is clear/semi-transparent.
Kajikus Kajikus
Phew, I'm glad mine was okay! I ordered through a third party since it sold out and I REALLY wanted this pressing. I think the plain green, terra cotta and standard black should still be available if you decide to repurchase on the format :)
Faezahn Faezahn
It seems like more and more colored variant records are warped.
Maridor Maridor
that is the reason I stick to the basic black reissue
Usishele Usishele
My plants are absolutely resplendent with joy at the sound of this record.
Jesmi Jesmi
Although minimal the record was warped out of the package. My Rega tracks it fine and it doesn't affect playback. Happy to see an official reissue though, sounds good and the booklet was a nice touch.
LoboThommy LoboThommy
What’s the difference between the green version and the green tip-on sleeve?
Sermak Light Sermak Light
The cover is printed normally on the regular green and the tip-on is the cover is printed on a gloss paper that's glued to the front of the sleeve
net rider net rider
What’s the difference between the green version and the green tip-on sleeve?
Ann Ann
Tip-on sleeve is a reproduction of the old vinyl packaging - back cover is a separate sheet which glued to the jacket. That's it.
Minnai Minnai
One of the most warped records in my collection... nice to have anyway. This problem seems to be widespread, so heads up!
Coron Coron
Sounds ok, the mixing is well balanced, not really warm but ok ! Packaging is great too.But, I don't know what's going on with GZ Media pressings, mine is warped as fuck and have storage hairlines (a little bit ironic for a brand new record)....
INvait INvait
My copy arrived, sealed, and after opening it i saw a nice scratch and some superficial hairlines on Side 1 .. so i am happy to own this record, but a bit disappointed that the pressing was not made with the extra care it needed.
Oveley Oveley
My copy (black) sounds decent enough...there is some slight warping (possibly due to the outside weather right now), but is doesn't noticeably affect playback. What kind of irks me, however, is the album is packed in one of those cheap, tight paper sleeves. I noticed some superficial scuffing and a couple hairline scratches on my brand new copy, most likely a result of this weak packaging. As a result, there are a lot of ticks and pops that are not caused by the mastering. I am really surprised that so many indie record companies are using these terrible inners in lieu of poly-lined sleeves just to save a dollar or two. I might contact Sacred Bones and ask for a replacement since I bought directly from them.
Lanionge Lanionge
Just played thru my copy twice. Sounds fantastic! Being sparser synth music recorded in the 70's, this delivers on the fidelity you would expect. My copy was clean with no noticeable clicks or pops. My main praise here is the packaging-- I love how they included the original booklet, with a backstory on the final page about how the reissue came to exist. The icing on the cake here is the download card-- it has seeds in it that you can plant! How absolutely fitting. As for the color variant, it's less terra cotta (which is an orange) and more just... brown... but honestly I think it fits the 70's aesthetic so I'm cool with it. Or I suppose you could imagine it's dirt, which fits the theme.Super pleased with this release, they did a fantastic job!
Hamrl Hamrl
I know this is a bootleg and has certain folks glowing red, but I still enjoy my copy. Sounds great, even with the missing bits on side one. I'll take an unofficial Euro pressing over the vast majority of US reissues. Someone paid over $100 for one of these on Discogs before it was blocked...
Skrimpak Skrimpak
Sounds great considering the lack of original master tapes for this pressing. A very solid reissue, would recommend if you have some seeds to SPROUT.
Faell Faell
So happy with this, great care taken in the presentation and pressing. Even without using the original masters the sound is great, warm and deep. Thank you Sacred Bones and Day Darmet - please do Ataraxia next!
Unh Unh
yes please! and black mass, both are wicked. words words
Kulwes Kulwes
Buy directly from the label while they are available for retail price, avoid extra fees, support the label... -----> www.sacredbonesrecords.com <-----
Anaragelv Anaragelv
Aside from the built in surface noise from the original vinyl rip source, IT'S PLANTASIA! One of the most demanded reissues from the vinyl community and it is finally here. Catchy and quirky synth and moog music. My copy is flat and "quiet".
Iell Iell
Comes with a 12-inch print of the cover art too.
Kanek Kanek
OK I stand corrected... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Leceri Leceri
This is for the Bleep exclusive version, and it most certainly does come with a 12-inch print.
Owomed Owomed
I contacted Sacred Bones and they said there was no print, ignore this misinformation ;)
Hadadel Hadadel
I don't think all do, mine hasn't got one there but I did have a plain white piece of card in the package that I wondered what was for.... I think I will contact SB and find out if I should have one...
Venemarr Venemarr
Has anyone received a shipping notice on these? All I ever got was a paypal receipt for it.
Joni_Dep Joni_Dep
obskyr_records My copy sounds excellent! Maybe it's your deck? The LP sound good as well! Great reissue! Thanks for the response! My deck is fine, all my other tapes sound great, just this one has some issues. It's rare but I've received bad tapes in the past. It's not a big deal, I love the album so buying the LP was inevitable anyways.
Dominator Dominator
bluesmoke How does your copy sound? I'm curious if I got a bad tape or everyone else's sounds bad. I have random crackling and massive distortion at times, neither of which exist in the digital versions. I guess this is just a collectors item and I'll have to buy the LP as well. My copy sounds excellent! Maybe it's your deck? The LP sound good as well! Great reissue!
Lilegha Lilegha
How does your copy sound? I'm curious if I got a bad tape or everyone else's sounds bad. I have random crackling and massive distortion at times, neither of which exist in the digital versions. I guess this is just a collectors item and I'll have to buy the LP as well.
Minha Minha
Just got mine today! Didnt get a shipping notice but it arrived safe and sound
Onoxyleili Onoxyleili
Great strong old-time cover(Tip-on Jacket on back)180 gr.vinyl with pressing issues,like small hole label and a little vinyl warp,mostly on side A,with cardtridge moving in horizontal way,but it doesn´t affect music.Overall sounds very quiet too.
Memuro Memuro
A side sounds nearly perfect except for the last track which sounds a little overcompressed, B side has a little noise at parts but also sounds pretty excellent.
Steamy Ibis Steamy Ibis
Can anyone comment on the quality of the pressing yet?
Kulafyn Kulafyn
My copy is for the most part quiet. Yes there is some built in surface noise due to the rip from the original vinyl source, but you more or less don't notice it. I would not hesitate to buy this.
Vetibert Vetibert
its honestly pretty good there is a blurb in the book that comes with the record that states that the original master was destroyed so they used the cleanest record they could find and remastered the audio from that. minus a few pops on my copy Id say its pretty damn good despite the above
black coffe black coffe
i'm really happy with my copy. unfortunately mine arrived just a touch warped (i'd bet the june humidity and a long day on the mail truck are to blame) and it's not the quietest noisefloor in my collection. the liner notes address the noise issue with a brief explanation that the analogue masters are lost and that this is in sacred bones' opinion the best reissue possible. i don't have any reason to doubt them. it'd be great to have a clean original, but it's awesome to have an affordable option. the packaging is really nice. heavy cardboard sleeve, and a nice glossy booklet--plus you can plant the download card! how cool is that?
Pruster Pruster
I don’t have the vinyl yet, but here are some thoughts on the digital master that was released a few months ago, which the vinyl is surely cut from:In my eyes an improvement over the existing vinyl rip, although I’ve heard that other people really aren’t happy with it. According to a YouTube comment, which can easily be heresay, the master tapes couldn’t be located, so the remaster was done from a vinyl rip. If this is true (which it easily could not be), it means that the source is obviously less than optimal, but to my ears they did a good job cleaning up whatever sourced they used, no vinyl crackle and etc that was prevalent on the vinyl rip floating around before. Something weird however, during quiet sections there’s no high frequencies, like there’s a really deep cutoff at a certain frequency, but these frequencies come back when there’s louder moments. Open up the opening track in some sort of audio program that can display spectrograms and you’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s not really audible and it’s a nitpick for sure, but it is quite a strange flaw to see in what is otherwise a pretty good remaster.
Ynonno Ynonno
There are used copies of this record all over Los Angeles right now. If you are willing to pay for it...Permanent has two copies on their wall.
Dodo Dodo
Agreed. $200 is a bit much. I'd say between $120-$150 is more reasonable for an original.
IWAS IWAS
I AM willing to pay, just not $200 for a copy.
Nalmergas Nalmergas
Recently listened to it for the first time, and I love it. It's good enough to make Wendy Carlos and Dick Hymen head for the hills.
Drelajurus Drelajurus
Glad to hear that this is finally being reissued. It was about time
Xellerlu Xellerlu
Do you prefer the black album or green album? Let me know
Grinin Grinin
This release is getting spammed everywhere (reddit, synthtopia, discogs blog, fact mag, etc) and it's not even out yet. I really don't like how much marketing is behind this album. It's a good album but this amount of hype for it is weird, calm down Sacred Bones
Risinal Risinal
Keen to know more about this pressing. Hopefully it's a decent effort as I've wanted this record for some time!
Nea Nea
Only "issue" is that according to the customer email service the sleeve will have a printed barcode. It's a real pity since they decided to make a tip-on sleeve, remaining faithful to the original
Peras Peras
You can stream the remastered version on Spotify, YouTube or buy/download the digital files from Bandcamp or iTunes. It sounds amazing!
Gogul Gogul
Good thing there are already people selling this for $200 three months before it's released
Whitecaster Whitecaster
Good luck with the overkill of variants. Nobody is going to be forking over $200. They're even saturating the whole thing with 3 different t-shirt styles, 2 planters, and a tote bag. Happy to finally be able to own a copy, but I'm not sure how to feel about everything else
I_LOVE_228 I_LOVE_228
Maybe the scalper will be left with two nice copies for themselves. Why preorder from this greedy prick. It’s not like it is sold out... Their feedback somewhat alludes to this practice.
zzzachibis zzzachibis
In the mid-1970s, a force of nature swept across the continental United States, cutting across all strata of race and class, rooting in our minds, our homes, our culture. It wasn’t The Exorcist, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, or even bell-bottoms, but instead a book called The Secret Life of Plants. The work of occultist/former OSS agent Peter Tompkins and former CIA agent/dowsing enthusiast Christopher Bird, the books shot up the bestseller charts and spread like kudzu across the landscape, becoming a phenomenon. Seemingly overnight, the indoor plant business was in full bloom and photosynthetic eukaryotes of every genus were hanging off walls, lording over bookshelves, and basking on sunny window ledges. The science behind Secret Life was specious: plants can hear our prayers, they’re lie detectors, they’re telepathic, able to predict natural disasters and receive signals from distant galaxies. But that didn’t stop millions from buying and nurturing their new plants. Perhaps the craziest claim of the book was that plants also dug music. And whether you purchased a snake plant, asparagus fern, peace lily, or what have you from Mother Earth on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles (or bought a Simmons mattress from Sears), you also took home Plantasia, an album recorded especially for them. Subtitled “warm earth music for plants…and the people that love them,” it was full of bucolic, charming, stoner-friendly, decidedly unscientific tunes enacted on the new-fangled device called the Moog. Plants date back from the dawn of time, but apparently they loved the Moog, never mind that the synthesizer had been on the market for just a few years. Most of all, the plants loved the ditties made by composer Mort Garson. Few characters in early electronic music can be both fearless pioneers and cheesy trend-chasers, but Garson embraced both extremes, and has been unheralded as a result. When one writer rhetorically asked: “How was Garson’s music so ubiquitous while the man remained so under the radar?” the answer was simple. Well before Brian Eno did it, Garson was making discreet music, both the man and his music as inconspicuous as a Chlorophytum comosum. Julliard-educated and active as a session player in the post-war era, Garson wrote lounge hits, scored plush arrangements for Doris Day, and garlanded weeping countrypolitan strings around Glen Campbell’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” He could render the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel alike into easy listening and also dreamed up his own ditties. “An idear” as Garson himself would drawl it out. “I live with it, I walk it, I sing it.” But as his daughter Day Darmet recalls: “When my dad found the synthesizer, he realized he didn’t want to do pop music anymore.” Garson encountered Robert Moog and his new device at the Audio Engineering Society’s West Coast convention in 1967 and immediately began tinkering with the device. With the Moog, those idears could be transformed. “He constantly had a song he was humming,” Darmet says. “At the table he was constantly tapping.” Which is to say that Mort pulled his melodies out of thin air, just like any household plant would. The Plantae kingdom grew to its height by 1976, from DC Comics’ mossy superhero Swamp Thing to Stevie Wonder’s own herbal meditation, Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants. Nefarious manifestations of human-plant interaction also abounded, be it the grotesque pods in Invasion of the Body Snatchers or the pothead paranoia of the US Government spraying Mexican marijuana fields with the herbicide paraquat (which led to the rise in homegrown pot by the 1980s). And then there’s the warm, leafy embrace of Plantasia itself. “My mom had a lot of plants,” Darmet says. “She didn’t believe in organized religion, she believed the earth was the best thing in the whole world. Whatever created us was incredible.” And she also knew when her husband had a good song, shouting from another room when she heard him humming a good idear. Novel as it might seem, Plantasia is simply full of good tunes. Garson may have given the album away to new plant and bed owners, but a decade later a new generation could hear his music in another surreptitious way. Millions of kids bought The Legend of Zelda for their Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1986 and one distinct 8-bit tune bears more than a passing resemblance to album highlight “Concerto for Philodendron and Pothos.” Garson was never properly credited for it, but he nevertheless subliminally slipped into a new generations’ head, helping kids and plants alike grow. Hearing Plantasia in the 21st century, it seems less an ode to our photosynthesizing friends by Garson and more an homage to his wife, the one with the green thumb that made everything flower around him. “My dad would be totally pleased to know that people are really interested in this music that had no popularity at the time,” Darmet says of Plantasia’s new renaissance. “He would be fascinated by the fact that people are finally understanding and appreciating this part of his musical career that he got no admiration for back then.” Garson seems to be everywhere again, even if he’s not really noticed, just like a houseplant. -Andy Beta (Pitchfork)Source: https://mortgarson.bandcamp.com/album/mother-earths-plantasia
Rolling Flipper Rolling Flipper
Rough Trade, Bleep, and eventually VinylMePlease will have exclusives of this.Discogs has a cassette version for this too https://exclusives.discogs.com/product/mort-garson-cassette/
Bev Bev
Sacred Bones announced an official reissue today, including a discogs-exclusive cassette. As an owner of this bootleg, I'm excited to get the full version.
TheFresh TheFresh
Sacred Bones are taking preorders for an official reissue of Plantasia in both black and green vinyl. Out this June! :-)
Dead Samurai Dead Samurai
It sounds good for being from a vinyl rip. As Sacred Bones stated, the master tapes are long gone.
Ttexav Ttexav
I wish I could get the excited about anything reissue but I can't. I prefer to have the original. Such a gamble getting new pressings
Laitchai Laitchai
Looks like an official reissue is coming out on Sacred Bones Records on LP and cassette in June.
Humin Humin
I just made the mistake of buying this, assuming it was an official reissue. Instead, it turns out to be a truly godawful sounding bootleg, sourced from a vinyl copy. The first 5 tracks are represented here as "degraded mono" with only one of the stereo channels of the original recording on both left and right (apparently the source is identical to an earlier Fifth Dimension reissue, for which I've come across similar complaints). Avoid!
Mitars Riders Mitars Riders
From a 2016 interview with Mort's daughter:- "But she says her father never stopped writing until his death in 2008. “He still kept his studio, he wrote every day,” she says. “He never stopped. We have boxes and boxes and boxes of my father’s music. Because I don’t understand music, I don’t read music. I have tons of music that could be really important, but I don’t know what to do with it.” -http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/09/mort-garson-featureI hope there's an archivist out there who can help collate Garson's unreleased material. His legacy deserves some careful attention. May be the only route to an official reissue of Plantasia too. I believe Homewood Records was his own label. So his daughter most likely has the original recordings / copyright now.
Mojar Mojar
BEWARE of missing channel before purchase. One day I hope it has a proper re-release.
นℕĨĈტℝ₦ นℕĨĈტℝ₦
My favourite Moog-ambient album and my favourite release from Mort Garson. Bless this masterpiece
Ral Ral
No missing channel on mine, sounds alright, was there few bad copies?
Alsanadar Alsanadar
Absolutely incredible! One of the best Moog-ambient albums ever created! 10/5!
Burisi Burisi
I was under the impression that all the negativity was just some perfectionist audiophiles complaining about things inaudible to the average listener, but this really is a horrible mix. Not only is the missing channel audible, it's painful. If you fell in love with this record through listening to the original pressing (or it's really popular rip on YouTube), don't waste your money on this or the ones by Fifth Dimension. Just wait for an official reissue or (more realistically) save up for the original.
Shakagul Shakagul
Perhaps i'm missing something and my ears have packed in due to old age, but personally this repress on The Great Thunder sounds perfectly fine to me - wonderfully warm and lovely synths, seems to have been done really well. No inserts or fancy stuff, not even an address for The Great Thunder on there but considering how much OG copies go for, i'm more than happy with this. A welcome addition to the collection after all these years.
Mavegar Mavegar
OH WOW. I'd not *properly* listened to the two of them but YES, THERE IS AN ENTIRE CHANNEL MISSING still. It's essentially a low walking bass synth line, very obvious on track 1, i'm still going through the release but i'd wager it continues throughout. I'm a pretty positive thinking kinda guy so i'll say this - as a re-press of the original Plantasia it's REALLY NOT VERY GOOD. However, as a £20 slab of twinkly/pretty/weird 70s synthy sounds it's fairly good. I just wish someone like Trunk Records would do a proper, authentic job, complete with booklet. Fingers crossed. *Edit* - I'm going to try to record the repress on YouTube in a few days time for anyone interested.
Alsardin Alsardin
Other reviews indicate that, like the 5th Dimension release, an entire channel is missing on the latest Great Thunder release. I interpret that to mean there are some sounds that are missing or maybe it is not properly recorded in stereo (with separate sounds coming out of right and left speakers). The YouTube video above seems to be the full album from the original release, with noticeably different/separate stereo channels. Perhaps you could comment for sake of comparison?
Thomeena Thomeena
Yet another very disappointing reissue. Another entire channel is missing as in the Fifth Dimension release. I feel so conned for buying this as I thought it would be much better than Fifth Dimension. I guess these guys are indeed the SAME guys from Fifth Dimension, just using a different name to con more people. I'm sorry to say but DON'T BUY THIS!
Vetitc Vetitc
Is this - contrary to the Fifth Dimension ones - a legitimate reissue? Any comments on the quality of the pressing?
Skunk Black Skunk Black
Not a flawless issue by any means. Just compare it to the youtube version and see the difference. An entire channel is missing. Don't mislead people to buy this please!
Bladebringer Bladebringer
LSY Is this - contrary to the Fifth Dimension ones - a legitimate reissue? Any comments on the quality of the pressing? I can't tell you if the re-issue is legitimate and approved by the artist or his representation, but I can vouch for the flawless quality of this release . EDIT: On closer listen, this is a garbage pressing. I'm glad discogs has banned it from sale and removed the listing.
Stick Stick
This is getting a vinyl re-release on The Great Thunder label, due to be available on 24th April 2017. Very little info at present - they don't seem to have a website or any online presence but i'm hoping they'll do it justice.
Hbr Hbr
I'm fairly sure that The Great Thunder is another alias for whoever is behind Fifth Dimension, if you look at their forthcoming release 2 out of the 3 are represses of previous Fifth Dimension reissues. Bootlegging controversy aside, I own the Fifth Dimension pressing of this and I am happy with it, it seems to be a very high quality vinyl rip - almost certainly more enjoyable to listen to than an original in the condition you're likely to encounter it in.
Timberahue Timberahue
Me and my plants where glad to hear about this re-release; still available for preorder at redeyerecords.co.uk. Especially since I've heard bad things about the quality of existing bootlegs (Fifth Dimension label). Would be cool if it includes a booklet like the original pressing!
SiIеnt SiIеnt
One of my all time favorite music. Very playful atmosphere with quirky moog melodic arrangements.
Chilele Chilele
I think there's a lot more of these around than Discogs would have you believe. I remember my parents buying a new mattress at Sleepers in the late 1970s and they got this album and a plant for free. I'm sure they weren't the only ones, so there's untold copies out there in old hippies' basements waiting to be rediscovered..
Skiletus Skiletus
Yes not worth the 200+ price tag here , go to eBay still grab em for under 100
Dyni Dyni
Guess we'll never know how many copies there were. This was the sole release on this label and so I wonder if Mort Garson financed and put out this release himself. That said I've heard stories of people picking this up at thrift stores for a dollar, though not since the 90s
Detenta Detenta
any insert or booklet? A 3rd opinion on sound quality?
Kigabar Kigabar
No insert or booklet and the sound quality is indeed atrocious. Side A appears to be missing an entire sound channel and with it several integral melodies. It's an astonishing technical oversight.
Ubranzac Ubranzac
Brilliant release of Moog music. Nicely composed with choice use of sounds and stereo placement. Theres no cheese-ball pop covers and all the tracks are listener friendly esp. for Moog aficionados!Glad this unknown gem was finally available on cd!
Cyregaehus Cyregaehus
Very disappointed in this version and how different it is from the original. It seems to be missing an entire channel from the original album. Several key tracks and components of the songs (particularly ones that made the album so great to me) are nonexistent.
Quinthy Quinthy
The A side is two times left on both channels. A very bad mastering mistake. The B side is ok.
Gralmeena Gralmeena
Would you sell your copy to me for a reasonable price?
Frei Frei
Fifth Dimension is a company without website, contact/address, any information about on the web. why? because they are producing bootlegs. specialized in dead artists.ascop.com = mort garson was member of this organization, they told the production was not declared to their society.
Quynaus Quynaus
Fifth Dimension is a company without website, contact/address, any information about on the web. why? because they are producing bootlegs. specialized in dead artists.ascop.com = mort garson was member of this organization, they told the production was not declared to their society.
Hulis Hulis
Cannot believe this is available on cd! What a gen especially is you love that Moog sound. Garson put together a brilliant Moog album that wasn't......covers! Yes all original compositions that are mellow, groovy synthetic and cosmic. This isnt really an ambient per se but a down-tempo slower bpm journey upon the audio highways of evergreen vistas and superlative interactive neural stereophonic bliss! The use or arpeggios and analog percussion gives the compositions a nice variety. As I abandoned the lp decades ago this re-release on cd is heavensent irregardless of the vinyl snobbery its a nice option for those of us whom the lp will never take up shelf space in our living rooms again!
thrust thrust
Another mindless, ignorant, and baseless statement. Great going m8!
Sharpbrew Sharpbrew
Vinyl has been around LONG before hipsters. Your comment is ludicrous.
Pad Pad
Sounds fine to me. I'm not a hipster and could care less for vinyl which is easily warp-able, scratch-able and can only play one side at a time. Minus well go back to the horse and buggy while your at it to save the world from "global warming"....
unmasked unmasked
You are excited over a bootleg cd sourced from vinyl and is in mono and COMPRESSED??Some people WANT to take up shelf space with vinyl.
Aiata Aiata
I've just bought it. Sadly, the equivalent of side 1 is all in mono. Not only that, but it's just one of the channels of the original recording, so many sounds are missing. This is really frustrating. Also, it's a vinyl rip. I think it's some kind of bootleg.
Ericaz Ericaz
My copy sounds fantastic, almost no surface noise and the sound is full and crisp with a beautifully printed jacket. I was nervous after reading the review below, but it seems like maybe fitschbitsch got a dud :( So happy to finally own this!EDIT: So after a much closer listen in headphones to the whole album I am slightly less happy with the quality of the release. I am pretty certain this is a very nice vinyl rip bootleg, but I did hear the same noise that fitschbitsch describes, as well as at the end of the B-side. If you listen closely to the gaps between tracks and the run-in/out you can hear clean vinyl, so that surface noise isn't from the pressing, thus it must be a rip (of an original in pretty great shape, I'd say). I am still happy with the overall sound of the release, crisp and full.
Isha Isha
It's all subjective but the rip they used sounds VG quality to me at best. And however they recorded it, they should have used a better method as it's really quite distorted. Maybe digital clipping from having the gain too loud?
Arakus Arakus
Compressed. The original LP sounds ridiculously better than this, what a let down.
Oso Oso
My copy has the worst quality I've ever heard. The highs are either distorted or somewhat nonexistent. Does anyone else have the same problem, or did I get a faulty copy? Side A is really bad towards the end.
godlike godlike
Used to have a copy of this, sounded like shit, thankfully I sold it. Distorted all the way through.I passed up on a sealed copy of the OG for £50 a few years back, still regretting that.
Watikalate Watikalate
SHIT! I hate to read this, but I'm glad I did before excited adding this to my collection! Thanks for making note of the poor pressing!
FreandlyMan FreandlyMan
Nope I listened to my copy for the first time last night and experienced the same. Obviously all digitally sourced and overall a very disappointing pressing.
Rayli Rayli
How many pressings of these are floating around?
Dukinos Dukinos
anyone know if this is sourced from the original tapes? would love to compare it to my original pressing.
Winenama Winenama
This really is a beautiful simple album. The music is very relaxing. I can hear some Nintendo Gameboy in there too. Love it.
Kecq Kecq
No such Gameboy was discovered till 1990s ... Amazing music mastery