Mother Earth's Plantasia

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Mother Earth's Plantasia
Mother Earths Plantasia Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1976
StudioPatchcord Productions, Hollywood, California[1]
GenreElectronic, experimental, ambient
Length30:55
LabelHomewood Records
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork7.2/10[4]
The Quietus5/5 stars[5]

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.[6] 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.[6] As a result, the album failed to attain widespread popularity around the time of its release. However, it has since gained a cult following as an early work of electronic music.[7] Garson used a Moog synthesizer to compose the album.[6]

In March 2019, Sacred Bones Records announced that they were officially reissuing the album.[7] The reissue is available on music streaming services and was released on vinyl and CD as well on June 21, 2019.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Plantasia"3:21
2."Symphony for a Spider Plant"2:41
3."Baby's Tears Blues"3:03
4."Ode to an African Violet"4:03
5."Concerto for Philodendron & Pothos"3:09
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Rhapsody in Green"3:28
7."Swingin' Spathiphyllums"2:59
8."You Don't Have to Walk a Begonia"2:31
9."A Mellow Mood for Maidenhair"2:17
10."Music to Soothe the Savage Snake Plant"3:23

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[8]
6
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[9]
8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mother Earth's Plantasia (back cover of LP), Hollywood, CA: Homewood Records, 1976
  2. ^ "Metacritic Review". Metacritic. Retrieved July 13, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved July 13, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Deusner, Stephen (July 6, 2019). "Pitchfork Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 13, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Coney, Brian (June 26, 2019). "The Quietus Review". The Quietus. Retrieved July 13, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b c d "Mort Garson: Mother Earth's Plantasia". Sacred Bones Records. Sacred Bones Records. Retrieved 19 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b "Mother Earth's Plantasia Gets First Official Vinyl Reissue". Pitchfork. Condé Nast. Retrieved 19 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 13, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "EDM Music & Dance Albums Chart". Billboard. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 13, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)