Mort Garson - Didn't You Hear? [2020 Remaster]

Mort Garson - Didn't You Hear? [2020 Remaster]

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Crate-digging and movie trivia collide in electronic trailblazer Mort Garson's foray into the world of film soundtracks. Popcorn and soldering irons at the ready!

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Six years before the release of his landmark 'Mother Earth’s Plantasia' LP, composer and arranger Mort Garson met experimental film director Skip Sherwood, who was interested in an electronic score for his new movie, 'Didn’t You Hear?'

+ Limited Indie shop version is pressed on silver coloured vinyl. 

While not much is known now about the exact nature of their collaboration, we have Garson’s magnificent score as a record of those heady, early days after his life-changing discovery of the Moog synthesizer.

Notable for being one of the earliest screen appearances by a young Gary Busey, Didn’t You Hear? also boasts one of the first-ever all-electronic movie scores. Though the score was first released in 1970, it sounds as adventurous and futuristic today as it must have then.

Originally available only in the lobby of the theater at screenings of the movie in Seattle, the soundtrack LP went out of print shortly after the film’s release. It has been a sought-after record for collectors of Mort Garson and early electronic music ever since. Sacred Bones is honored to reissue 'Didn’t You Hear?' as it was meant to be heard, taken from the original master tapes and given a pristine remaster by engineer Josh Bonati.

Morton S. “Mort” Garson was a Canadian-born composer, arranger, songwriter, and pioneer of electronic music. He is best known for his albums in the 1960s and 1970s that were among the first to feature Moog synthesizers. His best-known album is 'Mother Earth’s Plantasia', a 1976 Moog album designed to be played “for plants and the people who love them.” Sacred Bones Records has undertaken the project of giving official, licensed reissues to key releases from Mort Garson’s catalog, with the intention of bringing these bold masterpieces to a 21st century audience.

+ Reissue of Mort Garson’s long-out-of-print soundtrack for the 1970 experimental film 'Didn’t You Hear?'
+ One of the first-ever all-electronic film scores
+ Remastered from the original master tapes
+ Silver vinyl limited to 2000 copies

Didn’t You Hear? (2:49)
No Smoking (1:31)
Dream Sequence I (1:20)
Dream Sequence II (1:22)
Kevin’s Theme (1:18)
Sail! Sail! (2:39)
Kevin and Paige (5:12)
Bamboo City (2:17)
Walk to Grange Hall (1:48)
Virgil’s Theme (1:25)
Walk to the Other Side of the Island (3:01)
Death Talk and Jeep Approach (2:24)
Jeep Ride (1:46)
Dead Tree (2:01)
Didn’t You Hear? (End Title) (1:45)

Artist: Mort Garson
Label: Sacred Bones Records
Catalogue: SBR3031LPC1
Barcode: 843563129944
Format: LP
Release Date: 6th November 2020
   
“Garson summons an eerie tundra of panned whooshes and pitch-shifted bells the likes of which would have made the BBC Radiophonic Workshop proud. On a gentler note, the cutesy arpeggios of “Walk to the Other Side of the Island” is a hint of wholesome themes to come.”
7.8
 
                                 

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