Mort Garson ‎– Mother Earth's Plantasia

Homewood Records ‎– H-101
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Warm earth music for plants...
and the people who love them

Recorded in stereo at Patchcord Productions
Hollywood, California

Includes Mother Earth's Indoor Plant Care Booklet
by Lynn & Joel Rapp

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  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TGT431 Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia(LP, Album, RE) The Great Thunder TGT431 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
FD5018-LP Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Whi) Fifth Dimension (2) FD5018-LP Europe 2016 Sell This Version
FD5003-CD Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Fifth Dimension (2) FD5003-CD Europe 2015 Sell This Version
FD5003-LP Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Fifth Dimension (2) FD5003-LP Europe 2015 Sell This Version
TGT437 Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia(CD, Album, Unofficial) The Great Thunder TGT437 Europe 2018 Sell This Version


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November 9, 2018
I'm looking for a copy of this, would trade for my copy of The Fall ‎– The Infotainment Scan. DM me if interested.


May 29, 2018

My favourite Moog-ambient album and my favourite release from Mort Garson. Bless this masterpiece


November 7, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Absolutely incredible! One of the best Moog-ambient albums ever created! 10/5!


May 22, 2017
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.


April 10, 2017
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.


January 5, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

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..


September 5, 2016
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!


February 20, 2016
repress available at rushhour. apparently unofficial but great quality .


January 16, 2016
This man is well known as one of the pioneers of electronic music in the late 60s and some may have heard of his contributions to quite a few pop hits back in the day when he wrote and conducted orchestral arrangements for the one or another really popular artist. During the second half of the 1960s Mort Garson and his sidekicks Paul Beaver and Jacques Wilson among others discovered the newly invented synthesizer courtesy of Robert Moog and made it an integral part of the future pop music even before Walter (now Wendy) Carlos released his famous and fabulous “Switched on Bach” album in 1968. All this is for sure another story, so we concentrate on an album by Mort Garson recorded and released a few years past his monumental works “The Zodiac – Cosmic Sounds” (1967), “The Wozard Of Iz” (1968) and “Lucifer – Black Mass” (1971). Every fan of unique psychedelic (The Zodiac) and mind-bending electronic music (the two others) should certainly lend an ear to these three masterpieces but there was more to come. “Plantasia”, originally released in 1976, has been labeled “warm earth music for plants and the people who love them”. So you as the listener can imagine that what you get to listen to here is rather a bright affair far from the dark and seething atmosphere of the earlier electronic pieces. A shining diversity of stylistic devices have been used as fundament for the dreamy and colorful compositions that work like a soundtrack for a non existing movie actually. The warm yet haunting moog melodies can still create a rather sinister vibe in their most playful and surreal moments you would expect to experience while watching some early to mid seventies horror flicks from Italy. It is a feeling that despite everything seems peaceful and relaxed on the surface something utterly dire is about to rise up. These are certainly just a few passages and when Mort Garson and his mates move on from lush orchestral soul arrangements to something white men always consider to be tribal music of the North American natives, you will drift with them from one scene of your inner mind movie to the next. At this point in the seventies the technical requirements have already been a bit better with new inventions such as electronic percussion which gets used here and there conjuring memories of records by German electronic pioneers from the same era such as Cluster, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. And despite the twinkle-toed harmonies and big arrangements which point at the big band music and orchestral pop Mort Garson originated from, the whole work is futuristic and intriguing. So it rather feels like an old science fiction movie and not a horror film, but we leave the interpretation to you alone. The best way to enjoy this masterpiece of synthesizer music is to lay back and close your eyes while drifting away into a territory still unknown to man.


June 7, 2014

This really is a beautiful simple album. The music is very relaxing. I can hear some Nintendo Gameboy in there too. Love it.