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‘Plantasia’ reissue celebrated in Chicago with A. Savage and more (pics)

Mort Garson‘s cult classic 1976 electronic album Mother Earth’s Plantasia, music written and recorded specifically for houseplants (“and the people that love them”), was reissued by Sacred Bones this year. If you’ve never checked it out, it’s warm, earthy Moog music that may or may not have an affect on your spider plant, but it could put you in a sunnier mood. You can listen to the whole thing below.

To celebrate the reissue, Sacred Bones teamed with Atlas Obscura for a few Plantasia events, one of which happened at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory on September 26. Empty Bottle’s Brent Heyl and musician Whitney Johnson (aka Matchess) curated a group of musicians to interpret Garson’s songs, including Johnson, Andy Ortmann, Natalie Chami of TALsounds, Ben Billington, Emma Hospelhorn, Jim Magas, Oui Ennui, and Chandeliers. There was also an ambient performance from Parquet Courts’ A. Savage, the Numero Group’s Rob Sevier spun ambient music between sets, and Jacqueline Castel demonstrated ‘plant aura” photography. You can check out pictures from the whole event in the gallery above.

photos by James Richards IV

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