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I have become increasingly obsessed with Mort Garson. In particular the wozard of iz and plantasia records (though i didnt like black mass lucifer or electronic hair pieces so much)

wozard of iz, at first i thought was a bit silly, but the 2nd half of the record is just amazing, particularly i've been over the rainbow, and big sur, hauntingly beautiful, sort of precious sounding

plantasia i also like a lot, its very understated and i guess a quiet way to go out, anticlimactic in a way, but i find myself playing it a lot

what happened to garson after plantasia?

what else would you recommend by other artists, similar to this?

and what are all those zodiac records like, havent heard any of those?

and, it is just a rumour that that is nancy sinatra on wozard of iz, isnt it?

*@*.* (gareth), Saturday, 30 October 2004 16:10 (fifteen years ago) link

i haven't heard all the zodiac records, just cosmic sounds or whatever it's called (the one with all the signs represented). that seems like a good place to start. it's fantastically silly; mock-serious beat poetry over organ dirges.

you might wanna look into the works of bruce haack if you haven't already.

results not typical (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 30 October 2004 16:22 (fifteen years ago) link

The sole record I've heard in the Zodiac series -- the Cancer one -- is merely a mellow spoken word document about the attributes of the sign in question. I don't think there's any instrumentation other than a subdued, atmospheric Moog, which gives the record a little of that awful-UFO-documentary-soundtrack-from-the-70's vibe.

He also did a occult-themed album called Atatarxia in '75 that I've been trying to download for my CDR GO! thing.

He wrote "Our Day Will Come," too.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Saturday, 30 October 2004 16:36 (fifteen years ago) link

You may also want to check out Beaver & Krause. The two of them, either together or seperately, were responsible for A LOT of the Moog session work done in sixties pop music. A two-fer of Gandharva and In a Wild Sanctuary was released about ten years and is now out-of-print, it seems: their work is thoughtful, largely subdued, conceptual, ecologically-minded, and so on.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Saturday, 30 October 2004 16:43 (fifteen years ago) link

michael, i have Atatarxia. i will put it on slsk for you now

*@*.* (gareth), Saturday, 30 October 2004 16:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Goodie!

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Saturday, 30 October 2004 16:49 (fifteen years ago) link

i have electric hair pieces, but haven't listened to it more than once or twice. i've seen it on record store walls for upwards of 50$!

also check out Dick Hyman and Tonto's Expanding Headband. the latter played moog on all sorts of 70s pop records (stevie wonder & todd rundgren)

JaXoN (JasonD), Saturday, 30 October 2004 17:28 (fifteen years ago) link

does anyone know if the opening sound for the THX speakers you hear at movies was taken from a Beaver & Krause record?

JaXoN (JasonD), Saturday, 30 October 2004 17:29 (fifteen years ago) link

The Beaver & Krause album closest in spirit to Garson is Ragnarok; it's extremely rare and has not been reissued on CD, afaik. Pay whatever necessary to get it.

Garson's Black Mass album (as Lucifer) is evil brilliance. It's a serious influence on Alec Empire's freakier solo LPs and Nic Endo's excellent Cold Metal Perfection.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Saturday, 30 October 2004 17:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Bruce Haack's Electric Lucifer is also highly recommended in the Garson vein.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Saturday, 30 October 2004 17:38 (fifteen years ago) link

i dont really like haack that much. hyman is pretty good, but is straighter moog stuff from what ive heard. never heard beaver & krause, i shall check that out asap

*@*.* (gareth), Saturday, 30 October 2004 17:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Tonto's Expanding Headband is probably the most 'psych' out of all of these i've heard. usually when i listen to moog records, they're sorta quirky, kitchy things (see Perry & Kingsley and all the Switched on records) with weird sound effects, but the TEH album i have is soundscapes and drones and swooshes. and the cover is totally psychedelic

http://www.art-ificial.com/soularfone/images/a_psych04.jpg

JaXoN (JasonD), Saturday, 30 October 2004 18:46 (fifteen years ago) link

oh, and Beaver & Krause is usually filed in the New Age section?

JaXoN (JasonD), Saturday, 30 October 2004 18:47 (fifteen years ago) link

so i just put on the Tonto's record and the first thing that came to my mind was that i coulda been listening to a Krautrock record, so go search Cluster, Kluster, Brainticket, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Harmonia, solo Roedelius, Moebius

and non krauts: Wendy/walter Carlos, Jean Michel Jarre, Tomita, etc

JaXoN (JasonD), Saturday, 30 October 2004 18:51 (fifteen years ago) link

You might also want to check out Ilitch, whose Periodikmindtrouble album was reissued on Fractal in 2000. It's like Terry Riley with more aggression.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Saturday, 30 October 2004 21:41 (fifteen years ago) link

there doesnt appear to be a lot of love for the plantasia album out there, why do you think this is? its very understated, and perhaps mort has a reputation for being "out there", and maybe people are disappointed that this one isnt. but, i think, as an album, it might be my favourite

*@*.* (gareth), Saturday, 30 October 2004 22:02 (fifteen years ago) link

the Black Mass & Atatarxia albums are my too favorites. The narration on Wozard of Iz is awfully silly (not like the music on the previous two aren't)

also search: Emil Richards' Stones New Sound Element. That's the one early Moog record that transcends all kitsch, it's truly bizarre, completely fucked masterpiece. Search the mono mix, which places the Moog lead louder in the mix than the stereo version.

Paul Beaver was the Moog player on many of these records (including Cosmic Sounds).

(Jon L), Saturday, 30 October 2004 22:55 (fifteen years ago) link

tell me more about Plantasia?

(Jon L), Saturday, 30 October 2004 22:56 (fifteen years ago) link

It's beautiful.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 30 October 2004 23:00 (fifteen years ago) link

okay sold.

(Jon L), Saturday, 30 October 2004 23:04 (fifteen years ago) link

FUN FACTS: Paul Beaver was both a hardcore Republican and occultist, and had terrible dandruff. Bernie Krause was both a session musician for Motown and Pete Seeger's replacement in the Weavers. Also, according to Krause, the second half of George Harrison's Electronic Sound LP was in fact a serruptitiously-taped session of Krause showing Harrison the rudiments of Moog operation.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Saturday, 30 October 2004 23:18 (fifteen years ago) link

oh yes, i remember reading about that now!

*@*.* (gareth), Saturday, 30 October 2004 23:21 (fifteen years ago) link

WHEN RAVI SHANKAR COMES TO MY HOUSE HE SHOWS ME RESPECT!

results not typical (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 30 October 2004 23:22 (fifteen years ago) link

ataraxia is great, i'd forgotten how good this one is

*@*.* (gareth), Sunday, 31 October 2004 11:38 (fifteen years ago) link

aquarius, from the zodiac cosmic sounds, is great, like you always thought hippy music should sound like, or, rather, what it always sounded like on tv shows, with suburbanite swingers in motel rooms, away from the epicentre, an approximation of the imagined.

rest of the lp isnt as good, i think

*@*.* (gareth), Thursday, 4 November 2004 13:17 (fifteen years ago) link

> Tonto's Expanding Headband is probably the most 'psych' out of all of these i've heard.

Aargh. Of all of the acts mentioned above, T.O.N.T.O. were the least susceptible to the malign virus of psychedelia - a musical movement which held that any pretentious, half-assed nonsense you concocted in the studio was worthy of release, as long as the final mix had been fed through a flanger.
Of all of the acts mentioned above, T.O.N.T.O. were by far the most consistently melodic, and their compositions were all carefully constructed and arranged. In other words, they wrote some really nice tunes. If you stuck some modern beats under It's About Time, you could easily imagine you were listening to an Orbital album. By contrast, records by the likes of Garson are instantly identifiable as artifacts of a bygone era, and would (fairly or not) be derided as "hippy rubbish" by 99% of modern listeners.
That said, I do have a soft spot for the cherishably loony Bruce Haack, who had a robot singing the lead vocal on his songs four years before Autobahn, and who was building his own electronic instruments twenty years before the Aphex Twin. (The interested but uninitiated are directed to 1979's Electric Lucifer: Book II, a much less self-conciously avant garde effort than its 1970 precursor, and much the better listen for it.)

Palomino (Palomino), Thursday, 4 November 2004 14:59 (fifteen years ago) link

the malign virus of psychedelia

it sounds like a) you don't like the term 'psychedelia', and b) i think you like Tonto. so from this i gather that c) a band you like can't be psychedelic? i mean what the fuck kind of logic is this? and can psychedelic music not be melodic.

the one record i have (i forget the title because i'm at work right now - and the gatefold opens up to that image i posted up thread) is completely, over the top psychedelic.

JaXoN (JasonD), Thursday, 4 November 2004 17:38 (fifteen years ago) link

> it sounds like you don't like the term 'psychedelia'

I have no opinion on the term "psychedelia". It's a word, that's all.

>from this i gather that a band you like can't be psychedelic?

No, and I have no idea how you came to that conclusion. Is English not your first language?

> mean what the fuck kind of logic is this?

Your logic, not mine, so you explain.

>can psychedelic music not be melodic

Again, I never said it couldn't be.

>the one record i have is completely, over the top psychedelic.

No it isn't. They made two records, and neither are what an informed listener would term "psychedelic".

Palomino (Palomino), Thursday, 4 November 2004 18:43 (fifteen years ago) link

the malign virus of psychedelia

come on dude, you wrote this, not me

JaXoN (JasonD), Thursday, 4 November 2004 18:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Of all of the acts mentioned above, T.O.N.T.O. were by far the most consistently melodic, and their compositions were all carefully constructed and arranged. In other words, they wrote some really nice tunes.

another reason why they are good and not psychedlic

JaXoN (JasonD), Thursday, 4 November 2004 18:47 (fifteen years ago) link

>from this i gather that a band you like can't be psychedelic?

No, and I have no idea how you came to that conclusion. Is English not your first language?

a musical movement which held that any pretentious, half-assed nonsense you concocted in the studio was worthy of release, as long as the final mix had been fed through a flanger.

uh, i'm just feeding back what you wrote

JaXoN (JasonD), Thursday, 4 November 2004 18:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Jeez, enough already. Look, my original post can be boiled down to two arguments:

1. Most (although not all) of the records that fall in to the genre known as "psychedelic" are really terrible.
2. In any case, T.O.N.T.O.'s music can not be described as "psychedelic" (even if the sleeve art can).

Palomino (Palomino), Thursday, 4 November 2004 20:04 (fifteen years ago) link

kisses

JaXoN (JasonD), Thursday, 4 November 2004 20:09 (fifteen years ago) link

mwah

Palomino (Palomino), Thursday, 4 November 2004 23:02 (fifteen years ago) link

palomino: wrong on psychedelia, wrong on tonto's expanding head band, wrong for america.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Friday, 5 November 2004 00:28 (fifteen years ago) link

kisses

JaXoN (JasonD), Friday, 5 November 2004 01:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Palomino is like the bizzaro Geir

JaXoN (JasonD), Friday, 5 November 2004 07:46 (fifteen years ago) link

"Gee, this guy doesn't agree with me. If I make a cryptic statement implying that he's obviously weird and small-minded, that'll win me the argument. Hooray."

Palomino (Palomino), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:17 (fifteen years ago) link

psychedelia - a musical movement which held that any pretentious, half-assed nonsense you concocted in the studio was worthy of release, as long as the final mix had been fed through a flanger

Which is exactly why we love it - except the above is a more accurate description of Krautrock... which we love even more

Soon Over Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:22 (fifteen years ago) link

The best krautrock - the stuff that is still widely listened to today - is not half-assed. It has an all-important discipline that you don't find in psychedelia. What makes Can great is not Michaels's meanderings, it's Jaki's motorik drumming.

Palomino (Palomino), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:35 (fifteen years ago) link

"Pretentious" and "half-assed" are pretty subjective terms, nein? Michael's meanderings are every bit as important as Jaki's drumming.

Soon Over Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:37 (fifteen years ago) link

but he has come to smash the idols! and make the scales fall from our eyes!

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:48 (fifteen years ago) link

El Sabor, your contributions are only fractionally as pithy and intelligent as you imagine. Make your case properly, or shut up.

Palomino (Palomino), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:59 (fifteen years ago) link

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Actually, I quite like much of Karoli's contribution to Can. When I refer to "half-assed psychedelia", I'm talking about dire poetry by Tolkien obsessives, interminable feedback experiments, and recordings of acid casualties groaning wordlessly into echo machines while accomplices pluck at untuned sitars.
It's everybody else's prerogative to love that kind of stuff, just as it is mine to describe it as "terrible". All I originally came here to say was that I strongly disagreed with the characterisation of T.O.N.T.O. as "psychedelic music".

Palomino (Palomino), Friday, 5 November 2004 13:07 (fifteen years ago) link

interminable feedback experiments, and recordings of acid casualties groaning wordlessly into echo machines while accomplices pluck at untuned sitars

Those all sound good to me

Soon Over Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 5 November 2004 13:08 (fifteen years ago) link

is mort garson a psychedelic/lounge hybrid? what else would fall into this category? i want music for sacramento swingers in 1969

*@*.* (gareth), Friday, 5 November 2004 13:11 (fifteen years ago) link

> Those all sound good to me

That's okay. Am I allowed to say they don't sound good to me?

Palomino (Palomino), Friday, 5 November 2004 13:12 (fifteen years ago) link

No, of course not

Soon Over Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 5 November 2004 13:13 (fifteen years ago) link

El Sabor, your contributions are only fractionally as pithy and intelligent as you imagine. Make your case properly, or [...]

you're right, i should be cool like you and make unsupportable arguments about music i have very little knowledge of. and i'm not the one who thinks he's being pithy or intelligent here.

[...]shut up.

no.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Friday, 5 November 2004 13:14 (fifteen years ago) link

face yer fears, Palomino. Listen to some good music. Labels are for soup cans: 1001 Interstellar Psychedelic Recordings Of The 1960's

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 5 November 2004 13:20 (fifteen years ago) link

inform me?

i spent the day yesterday interviewing joey stec. i felt bad because i was really interested in curt boettcher.

doomie x, Thursday, 11 November 2004 10:11 (fifteen years ago) link

i dont know, ive never heard nik pascal, i just hear his name mentioned, in proximity to garson, a lot. if hes similar, then i think i would like it a lot

*@*.* (gareth), Thursday, 11 November 2004 11:21 (fifteen years ago) link

How much of this are you sharing on slsk right now Gareth? I haven't plundered your hard drive in a while so I don't know.

Of the three tracks I've heard, I think Over The Rainbow is my favourite. Who is that singing?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Thursday, 11 November 2004 11:57 (fifteen years ago) link

'suzy jane hokum', ha. it is rumoured to be nancy sinatra, in some quarters. but i think its just that, a rumour.

*@*.* (gareth), Thursday, 11 November 2004 12:10 (fifteen years ago) link

hey gareth, i musta missed this thread last week. the only garson record i have is the Electronic Hair Pieces, which as i said upthread i've only listened to a few times.

i'm unfortunately not on soulseek (DAMN MACS). maybe when i get a new computer with more hardrive space i'll get off my lazy ass and try to figure out how to install it (doesn't it take days?)

and one more annoying ebay story. i just won the John Phillips Wolfking record and i paid by paypal. right after i submitted my payment i realized they had my old address. so i corrected it, contacted paypal and contacted the seller. and it still goes to the wrong address. luckily my old building had a front desk that held onto it and i was able to pick it up, but FUCK YOU EBAY

JaXoN (JasonD), Thursday, 11 November 2004 17:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Anyone heard that s/t 1970 Head album on Buddah? (Head is some guy named Nik Raicevic.)
Titles: "Cannabis Sativa" "Methedrine" "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide"

As you can imagine, it's trippy as fuck and recommended for anyone into Subotnick, Tonto's Expanding Head Band, or Garson.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Friday, 12 November 2004 03:40 (fifteen years ago) link

oh, i thought that was nik pascal?

*@*.* (gareth), Friday, 12 November 2004 10:08 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
has anyone heard the madagascar/shoo bird 7?

Stringent Stepper (Stringent), Thursday, 10 February 2005 12:15 (fifteen years ago) link

http://i1.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/5b/4d/93_1_b.JPG

what is it like? when is it from?

charltonlido (gareth), Tuesday, 15 February 2005 13:11 (fifteen years ago) link

there is a mort garson record scheduled to come out this year?!?! some kind of musical about the life of greta garbo?

charltonlido (gareth), Saturday, 26 February 2005 20:45 (fifteen years ago) link

I listened to Mort Garson and Francois De Roubaix all morning!

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Saturday, 26 February 2005 20:47 (fifteen years ago) link

:)

i put other stuff on slsk today

chartonlido (gareth), Saturday, 26 February 2005 21:18 (fifteen years ago) link

gareth, have you ever listened to Bo Hansson? he's a swedish synth/prog type guy. i have three of his records, "Attic Thoughts", "Music Inspired By Watership Down", and "Music Inspired By Lord of the Rings". they're all really cool, moody, almost funky synth shit. i really dig them. Lord of the Rings is probably the best, sounds like it's been sampled by DJ Shadow or something, but i don't know fer shure. i think the aquarius site has some clips of it.

LaToya JaXoN (JasonD), Sunday, 27 February 2005 02:35 (fifteen years ago) link

i have the lord of the rings record, and its pretty good, im playing it right now

charlton lido (gareth), Saturday, 12 March 2005 21:19 (fifteen years ago) link

have you guys heard that?

charleston charge (chaki), Sunday, 13 March 2005 10:16 (fifteen years ago) link

oops mentioned already on this thread sowwy

charleston charge (chaki), Sunday, 13 March 2005 21:26 (fifteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
has anyone heard the soundtrack to Didn't You Hear? it appears to be from 1970, but the film never got released until 83??? i wonder what the soundtrack is like. i wonder, what the film is like

charltonlido (gareth), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 19:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Based on the MGM catalogue no. of that Madagascar single, I'd say it's from 1959 - is that possible?

Alba (Alba), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 21:06 (fifteen years ago) link

yea, he was doing stuff way earlier than that (examine one doris day career!)

charltonlido (gareth), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 21:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Ah - well there you are then (K 12899 is a 1959 Connie Francis single)

Alba (Alba), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 21:15 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
i picked up Love Sounds - The Love Strings of Mort Garson (1968), but i havent played it yet. looks to be 12 original tracks, post cosmic sounds, but pre wozard of iz. i wonder what it is like

charltonlido (gareth), Friday, 13 May 2005 20:43 (fifteen years ago) link

gareth, have you ever listened to Bo Hansson? he's a swedish synth/prog type guy. i have three of his records, "Attic Thoughts", "Music Inspired By Watership Down", and "Music Inspired By Lord of the Rings". they're all really cool, moody, almost funky synth shit. i really dig them. Lord of the Rings is probably the best, sounds like it's been sampled by DJ Shadow or something, but i don't know fer shure. i think the aquarius site has some clips of it.

I bought a copy of the Lord of the ringts record for three bucks last year. Weird fun meandering psych. It totally isn't funky tho, it is more like proggy synth folk than anything really propulsive. I saw the cover, checked the copyright date, and read the words "moogs and organs" and I was sold. It turned out to be a decent record.

It is really odd that this thread came up today. I have a huge clutch of cassette tapes in the console of my car. I have not touched any of them in more than 18 months. I went through them last night and found a tape with nothing on it. I had no idea what it was, so I threw it in on the way home from the club for the hell of it. It was a copy of Lucifer Black Mass that a friend had made for me about two years ago that I had completely forgotten about. It was a pleasant suprise to hear that album coming out of the speakers after a really good night at the club.

Disco Nihilist (mjt), Friday, 13 May 2005 22:09 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
gareth, have you heard Dick Hyman/Mary Mayo's "Moon Gas"? it's a pretty great record. real bubbly and nice wordless vocals. i got a copy for 6$, but i've seen it for $100-150.

http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/h/hyman_dick~_moongasja_101b.jpg

i listened to the Mort Garson track you posted to the soft pop thread and it wasn't really what i was expecting. way more harmonized vocals than i expected. really nice

The Amazing Jaxon! (jaxon), Friday, 24 June 2005 03:04 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
can anyone explain the Ataraxia album (misspelled a bunch upthread)

i saw it on a wall yesterday for 25$. i have garson's Electric Hair Pieces and one of the Zodiac records, but don't really care for either of them. too much kitchy, googly moog.

milton, i know you said you liked it, but you also said you liked the Emil Richards "Stones" record which i also felt was too silly (the wife asks, "why the fuck are you listening to this Disneyland Electric Light Parade music?")

plain ol' jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 28 July 2005 17:30 (fifteen years ago) link

"Stones" is silly but I also find it demented & the moog leads are Residents-level strange, & catchy in a way that goes beyond kitsch for me (though there's a bit of that too)

and I uh also kinda _like_ “Main Street Electrical Parade” especially the original pre-Disney version -- don't you like Perrey & Kingsley?

"Ataraxia" is definitely kitsch for me, lots of googly silly jazzy fills & straightforward moog sounds. don't pay $25, I've got a cdr you can rip

milton parker (Jon L), Thursday, 28 July 2005 23:00 (fifteen years ago) link

suite!

you know, maybe i just don't like pre-psychedelic moogy synthy stuff?

pulled out my Lothar & The Hand People cd the other day and giggled a bunch. some great tracks on there, but tons of crap.

plain ol' jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 28 July 2005 23:20 (fifteen years ago) link

i've also never been able to get into the Residents, although probably because i haven't tried that hard and it's for another thread

plain ol' jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 28 July 2005 23:21 (fifteen years ago) link

Garson is Canadian; according to the liner notes of the Cosmic Sounds CD, he currently lives in San Francisco - but he's got to be in his 80's by now. before Cosmic Sounds, he did arrangements for The Lettermen, Hollyridge Strings, Soulful Strings etc. - and most notably another album for Elektra called "Dusk 'Till Dawn Orchestra" (it's the catalogue number between The Doors 1st album and Cosmic Sounds. He also did a synth porno record! Black Mass Lucifer, Ataraxia, Plantasia...great albums. I second (or third) the Beaver & Krause recommendation. Fifty Foot Hose is good too.

SoHoLa (SoHoLa), Friday, 29 July 2005 02:21 (fifteen years ago) link

three months pass...
hi, i stumbled upon this thread while searching for info on the great mort garson. i'm really curious as to why he's so largely overlooked, his career spanning all those years and music being as great as it is. btw: is nic(pascal)raicevic one of garson's aliases, like ataraxia or z?

trond berg, Wednesday, 2 November 2005 07:38 (fourteen years ago) link

nine months pass...
is nic(pascal)raicevic one of garson's aliases, like ataraxia or z?

I doubt it, though I can see why you'd speculate.

That self-titled Head LP by Raicevic on Buddah is crucial.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Saturday, 26 August 2006 18:17 (thirteen years ago) link

and hard to find.

GOD PUNCH TO HAWKWIND (yournullfame), Sunday, 27 August 2006 02:28 (thirteen years ago) link

"(the wife asks, "why the fuck are you listening to this Disneyland Electric Light Parade music?")"

i have this 7-inch picture disc! the electric light parade music. it's awesome. great moog action. and the picture disc itself is heavenly looking. one of my favorite disney records.

scott seward (scott seward), Sunday, 27 August 2006 02:54 (thirteen years ago) link

four months pass...
http://www.garbothemusical.net/

Storefront Church (688), Wednesday, 17 January 2007 13:29 (thirteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Composer Mort Garson dies at 83
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117978685.html?categoryid=16&cs=1

jaxon, Wednesday, 9 January 2008 23:55 (twelve years ago) link

Love his records. RIP.

chaki, Wednesday, 9 January 2008 23:57 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

I didn't know he'd gone. His records are pieces of wonder

I still haven't heard 'Didn't You Hear' ,or Madagascar though

Hello Everyone!, Sunday, 27 April 2008 21:25 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35PzjP4wgWs

Didn't You Hear?

Hello Everyone!, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 10:43 (twelve years ago) link

I didn't know either. RIP.

It might not be cool or suitably appreciative of the man's diverse talent to single out the big weepy song, but Big Sur from the Wozard of Iz turns my nervous system inside out every time.

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 11:02 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

This is some great post-Exorcist shit right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ur4JFH-rJM

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 17 June 2010 01:50 (ten years ago) link

seven years pass...

That self-titled Head LP by Raicevic on Buddah is crucial.
― Dave Segal (Da ve Segal)

Yes it is, and we have a reissue now.
https://www.discogs.com/107-34-8933-Numbers/master/544949

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umiE2B8ODYI

Wes Brodicus, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:51 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/plantasia
just came from this; was fun to listen to the album nice and crisp while walking inside a massive greenhouse.
Sacred Bones is aiming to release the complete Garson catalogue over the next few years; they're working with his family so it sounds like it might even happen!
https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/sbr3030-mort-garson-mother-earths-plantasia

BK Botanic Garden had Garson's original moog on display
http://i.imgur.com/rSlyPJl.jpg

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:45 (one year ago) link

Ugggghhhh wish I knew about this

Evan, Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:42 (one year ago) link

Been thinking his stuff badly needs re-issuing.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:44 (one year ago) link

Imminent Plantasia reissue here: https://mortgarson.bandcamp.com/album/mother-earths-plantasia

screator, Friday, 21 June 2019 00:54 (one year ago) link

I didn't really know much about this guy until hearing a few albums of his at work in the last year. We got the reissue of Plantasia in and I ended up picking it up. I can feel this album is going to be my new obsession.

kitchen person, Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:01 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Been thinking his stuff badly needs re-issuing.

Your wish is Sacred Bones's command:

https://mortgarson.bandcamp.com/album/didnt-you-hear

https://mortgarson.bandcamp.com/album/music-from-patch-cord-productions

This second one appears to be unreleased/little hard 70s recordings, the first is a straight up reissue of an obscure soundtrack "originally available only in the lobby of the theater at screenings of the movie in Seattle" per the liners.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:49 (one week ago) link

Little heard not little hard but maybe both.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:49 (one week ago) link

Also, apparently vinyl-only (maybe?) runs of Lucifer's Black Mass and Ataraxia's The Unexplained, though maybe other services/labels are handling digital.

https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr3033-lucifer-black-mass

https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr3034-ataraxia-the-unexplained

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:25 (one week ago) link

looks like these will be on spotify too!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:58 (one week ago) link


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