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|Concept albums: Plant Music|
Due to the isolation, I got some time to dive into a very specific musical concept, which is: plant music / music for plants etc., and I thought this could be a great list idea. Mostly this type of music combines a handful of genres, specifically: drone, ambient, electronic, noise etc. usually in an experimental aspect (and additionally field recordings are also very often used elements). I want to make this an evergrowing list, where I can dump the best / most interesting albums I find, and hope some of you may be interested as well. Cheers.
Probably the most well-known plant music album, 'Plantasia' is a simply brilliant Berlin-school synth masterpiece from 1976, and a timeless classic in my eye.
In The Forest
[Ambient, Electronic, Field recordings]
This album masterfully blends together (old-school) uplifting, dreamy synths and field recordings into a dreamy and beautiful musical journey.
Shirley Shirley Shirley!
Now this is a really outstanding experimental album: an album created from a plant's electrical biosignals converted into MIDI! This is an uplifting and mind-blowing experience, and the album has beautiful droney soundscapes and interesting melodies. An ethereal journey on nature's frequencies~
Quartet: Live at The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exciting "plant-generated" experimental drone piece. Very elegant implementing, the album sounds gorgeous. 116 minutes of vibrating and ever-forming drone music, and I have to admit, that Schefflera plant on the bass synth did a fantastic job, haha! The only problem is that the two main tracks are a bit overlong and the composition gets a little bit samey after a while, maybe a few shorter tracks with different compositions could have been much better, but after all I can't really complain: this is art.
Music For Growing
Another very pretty album. The constant, deep sine bass and the pulsating, ethereal pads together builds a calm and uplifting atmosphere... very hypnotic! And using wind bells as a percussion instrument is simply brilliant.
Music for plants
Very pretty and relaxing, and outstandingly great for a fully improvised album. The light and ethereal ambiance is a great base and the fusion with the slightly alt rock-ish and experimental elements makes this release especially enjoyable. Maybe it is just me, but I think the last few songs are somewhat similar to the modern Ulver's sound, especially to the live jamming in ATGCLVLSSCAP, for example. This *should* exist in physical formats too!
Music For Mimosa Pudica & Codariocalyx
Great plant-insipred electronic release! Greatly dinamic, a very easy, enjoyable listen.
|8||Brendan Wells Plant Music|
Music For People & Their Plants Vol 1
This wasn't really impressive (in my opinion), but maybe some of you will find this also interesting.
[Ambient, Electronic, Field recordings]
Great ambient/electronic piece, with pretty old-school synths and with a gentle touch of field recordings. Alltogether the album has a rather slower tempo, which makes it very pleasant for reading, studying, relaxing etc.
[Black metal, Post-rock]
Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants
Humble little drone piece, which greatly represents my overall taste in the genre. The light, spacey, dreamy tracks with minimal and pulsating textures make this a pleasant massage for the mind!
Six Songs for Invisible Gardens
It is good, but nothing really outstanding or noteworthy. A handful of chill ambient/electronic tracks about plants, but that's all.
|Recs are always welcomed!|
Would anyone fix the album art on 2, pretty please?
|bongzilla - stash|
|sup garas, you ever heard Botanist?|
it's black metal with dulcimers.. it's something different for sure.
|Damn, totally forgot about Botanist, haha! Thanks DungeonBoy!|
(And I don't want to fill this list with weed-oriented albums, but if they're really good then maybe I may include a few.)
this morning I was looking at your latest ratings and saw the two plant albums, but I never expected you to actually make a list about it. Nico Georis is amazing btw
|they're good and are plants garas don't discriminate the loud weight that equilibriates the mindstate|
|Fair point Wolfe, I'll reconsider it.|
'sup rellik. I wasn't sure if it is really worth the effort, but I enjoyed my latest findings so much... then I thought: "why not?"
|This is cool mate, you're a plant biologist right?|
|Missing Burzum cos Varg is a vegetable |
Awesome list, gotta give these a listen
|Stevie Wonder's Journey Through "The Secret Life of Plants" ? |
Not metal though lol
|"'sup rellik. I wasn't sure if it is really worth the effort, but I enjoyed my latest findings so much... then I thought: "why not?""|
That was definitely worth the effort for sure. Personally, I didn't even know this genre existed in the first place
|Thanks guys! And yes, I'm a plant biologist.|
Wow, I did not know about that album, Ars. It will be interesting to have a soul album next to (almost) all these electronic albums. "Not metal though lol" And I preferably don't aim for metal albums, I mostly look for ambient/electronic ones. But hey, variety is great!
And I won't say it is a genre rellik, just a concept - which is somewhat popular among ambient/electronic artists.
|lol, 1 is the only album I knew of to fit this concept. Cool to know there's more|
|oh man, plant biology, whatchu know about the xylem and phloem? I dabbled back in my day|
|Thank you for the list! I really enjoyed 'Mother Earth's Plantasia' - thankfully a lot of these are on Spotify too.|
Might I recommend some fish-core in return: https://sakidream.bandcamp.com/album/-
|Is this a test or something? (Xylem is the main transport tissue for water, and phloem is for the organic compounds.)|
I'm glad you liked it Pho3nix, and thanks for your the fish-core rec! :]
|So what'd you think of the Stevie? |