Author: Louie Sharp

Mort Garson’s last masterpiece ­— exploring “Plantasia”

By Louie Sharp/For the Muleskinner One of the most unlikely success stories in music history is that of Mort Garson’s 1976 Moog masterpiece “Mother Earth’s Plantasia.” “Plantasia” was the last release by Garson, and it followed an eclectic stream of ambient synthesizer experiments based on such wildly different ideas as sensuality, the Zodiac, the musical… Read more »

Songs of love at every stage

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Despite the ice on the ground and the commercial exploitation of the holiday, this tradition taps into the sappy romantic in all of us. It would be remiss, then, for this reviewer to discuss anything but love songs. Love is a volatile thing though, and a… Read more »

MGMT leaves their dark age

Psychedelic pop group MGMT released their fourth album Feb. 9 this year. Going into my first listen of “Little Dark Age,” I really had no idea what to expect. Their first album, “Oracular Spectacular,” introduced indie pop fans to an innovative, psychedelic pop group with the rare talent to make compelling, radio-friendly music that also… Read more »