Daddy Kool Records and O’Berry Succulents will host a St. Petersburg listening party for plants

Celebrate the reissue of Mort Garson’s ‘Mother Earth’s Plantasia.’

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Plants like music, right? Studies done by Dr. T. C. Singh in the 1960s suggest that sound waves do have an effect on how plants grow, but Daddy Kool Records is going to give you a chance to experiment on your own.

On Saturday, June 22, the recently relocated Sunshine City record shop staple is teaming up with O'Berry's Succulents to stage a listening party for plants and people who love them. The occasion will celebrate the first official reissue of a album from Julliard-educated pioneering electro composer Mort Garson, which has become something of a cult favorite.

Released in 1976, Mother Earth’s Plantasia (subtitled “warm earth music for plants… and the people that love them”) was given to folks who bought a plant at Los Angeles’ Mother Earth on Melrose Avenue. Recorded especially for plants, the album was also a Moog-driven stoner’s delight.

The album wasn’t popular upon release, but original pressings — which include Mother Earth's Indoor Plant Care Booklet — now go for up to $600 on Discogs.

A digital reissue is already available, and now Sacred Bones is putting the record  — complete with new liner notes from Pitchfork contributor Andy Beta — out on plant-colored vinyl.

You can pre-order it via daddykoolshop.com.. Bring your plant to hear the record when Plantasia spins at the shop from noon-2 p.m. More information is available here.

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