If 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) in 1976, you also took home Plantasia, an album recorded especially for plants. 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.
Before Brian Eno did it, MortGarson was making discreet music. Julliard-educated and active as a session player in the post-war era, Garson wrote lounge hits, scored the 1969 moon-landing and plush arrangements for Doris Day, and garlanded weeping countrypolitan strings around Glen Campbell’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.”
Deluxe, double LP, 45 rpm audiophile edition of the legendary 1976 album
Limited to 4000 copies
Includes full reproduction of original booklet plus liner notes by Andy Beta (Pitchfork).
Mort Garson was a pioneer of the Moog synthesizer and created the soundtrack for the 1969 moon landing.
A song from Plantasia became the basis for “Zelda’s Lullaby” in Ocarina of Time.
Every copy comes with a plantable download card printed on seed paper.