Leah Dou

Leah Dou on Mort Garson’s Magical 1970s Album, Plantasia

This article is taken from the Autumn/Winter 2021 issue of AnOther Magazine. “Plantasia was written by Mort Garson in the seventies. I believe the album was made for plants, to help them grow. I remember being in Los Angeles a couple of years back with a friend who was like, ‘Let me play you a record you’re gonna love.’ I swear I was blown away. It was a mind-blowing experience for me. Plantasia oozes sugariness. I don’t know much about Mort Garson but listening to this record gives me a very vivid picture of him, even if it’s just my projection of what he would have been like. In my mind he’s a very kind figure, someone who probably acts quite childlike sometimes and is very playful. That’s a quality that I really look up to when it comes to making music. It’s something I strive to achieve. It takes a certain sense of honesty to let yourself be like that, whether you’re playing a character while you’re making music or you’re being completely open. Music like this is rare. It’s so pure, really – I can’t think of any other word.”
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