The usually-cheery synth pioneer donned his black velvet robe (and the name 'Lucifer') and gave whole generations of starry-eyed wannabe musicians nightmares with this descent into tenebrous timbres.
Black Mass is an album of supernatural electronics from synth pioneer Mort Garson, the mastermind behind the cult classic 'Mother Earth’s Plantasia'. Originally released in 1971, it’s his only release under the Lucifer moniker, and it taps into a profound darkness that may surprise fans of his sunnier work.
+ Indie shop version LP is pressed on limited pink coloured vinyl.
These songs are Garson’s synthesizer interpretations of occult and esoteric phenomena ranging from the Satanic black mass, to exorcism, to witchcraft, and beyond, and they’ve inspired artists from Coil to Oneohtrix Point Never. This deluxe remastered edition presents the album in full with all original liner notes.
ABOUT MORT GARSON: 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 bestknown 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.
+ Supernatural and occult-themed electronic music from composer Mort Garson (Mother Earth’s Plantasia).
+ Served as inspiration to contemporary artists from Coil to Oneohtrix Point Never.
+ Remastered from the original master tapes.
+ Pink vinyl limited to 3000 copies.
Solomon’s Ring (3:25)
The Ride of Aida (Voodoo) (3:11)
Black Mass (3:43)
The Evil Eye (2:15)
The Philosopher’s Stone (3:31)
Voices of the Dead (The Medium) (2:08)
Witch Trial (3:04)
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