mother earth’s plantasia

Before Giorgio Morodor, before Wendy Carlos, there was Mort Garson.  Mort was a deeply weird man, who trained at Juilliard, fought in WWII, then got his hands on one of the first Moog synthesizers, with which he did deeply weird things.  Here’s the title track, “Plantasia” from Mother Earth’s Plantasia: Warm Earth Music for Plants.  

It’s an album for plants.

And it’s a strange, soothing, wonderful album.  “Concerto for Philodendron and Pothos” would become the inspiration for the theme music to the original Legend of Zelda.  I recommend the whole thing, even if you aren’t a plant.

But especially if you’re a plant.

i have heard the sound of the future

In 1977, producer Giorgio Moroder, using a Moog synthesizer, created one of the first purely electronic backing tracks, and it throbbed like a… heart.  Then Donna Summer did this to it, and, well, yack yourself a line of coke and you’ve got Disco, baby.

“One day in Berlin, [Brian] Eno comes running in and says, ‘I have heard the sound of the future.’  He puts on “I Feel Love,” by Donna Summer, and says, ‘This is it, look no further.  This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years.’  Which was more or less right.”

-David Bowie (1977)

“It’s so good, it’s so good, it’s so



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