Mother Earth's Plantasia

Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia
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Based on 3 reviews
1976 Ratings: #28 / 86
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Based on 232 ratings
1976 Ratings: #9
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Plantasia, a simple, sweet, futuristic 70s electronic album I never thought I needed in my life.

I've had a strong fascination and affection for plants ever since I was a little toddler, growing up in the comfort of my grandparents' home and oblivious to many of the wonders and dangers of the world around me. I remember spending those innocent spring and summertime days of my youth in the garden watching the petals of flowers flutter gently back and forth with the wind. I'd lie beside them ... read more
This album makes me feel like we just archived intergalactic world peace, and all the moons of the universe are shining down on me, as we all accend to a higher plane. This is the music that will save us. Not sad music, angry music, or even happy music. Cozy music. Snuggle up to your fire with your cocoa and your cat, as you have an out of body exsperence, and visit universes beyond.
If I were a plant I would give this a 100 but I don't have any chloroplasts so 86 it is.
(Ripley's) Believe it or not, music CAN affect plants in different ways! While many scientists say it's a theory most would agree it's a compelling one. Objectively speaking, roots of a plant can feel the textures and vibrations in music and, depending on the genre, can either be a healthy addition or a silent killer. Play something like metal or shoegaze and the roots will actually start to frail! (Thank you Kevin Shields for killing my plants...) Play anything from folk, jazz and even ambient ... read more
Thank you internet for rediscovering this odd but beautiful piece of music.

Plantasia sounds somewhere between an ambient album and the soundtrack for Jim Henson film. Garson creates these textured electronic songs that sound dense but undoubtedly pleasant. While I don't know if plants will love it, I do think it is interesting that the album produces ambient 'subjects.' We tend to think of ourselves of engaging with music actively, but Plantasia complicates that by linking your listening ... read more
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Track List

  1. Plantasia
  2. Symphony for a Spider Plant
  3. Baby's Tears Blues
  4. Ode to an African Violet
  5. Concerto for Philodendron & 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
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Added on: August 18, 2015