For your Thursday listening, here is a delightful thing I just learned about (via): Mort Garson’s Plantasia, an album made on the Moog synthesizer for your houseplants to enjoy.
From the site doing a re-issue of the album [on green vinyl!]:
Julliard-educated and active as a session player in the post-war era, Garson wrote lounge hits, scored plush arrangements for Doris Day, and garlanded weeping countrypolitan strings around Glen Campbell’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” He could render the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel alike into easy listening and also dreamed up his own ditties.
…But as his daughter Day Darmet recalls: “When my dad found the synthesizer, he realized he didn’t want to do pop music anymore.” Garson encountered Robert Moog and his new device at the Audio Engineering Society’s West Coast convention in 1967 and immediately began tinkering with the device.
It’s pretty delightful, from the track names to the music itself. Put it on for your plants or yourself.