Listen Up

From desert blues to atmospheric compositions, songs that span captivating genres

Hope Tala: Leave It On The Dancefloor West London-based artist Hope Tala’s “Leave It On The Dancefloor” is a shimmery, synth-driven track. The buoyant tune—co-written with Mozella (aka Maureen Anne McDonald) and produced by Greg Kurstin—is an optimistic ode to the power of dancing your woes away. “I wrote this song imagining what I would want someone to tell me while I was going through a …

Mother Earth’s Plantasia Limited Edition

In honor of Sacred Bones Records’ 15th anniversary, the Brooklyn-based label is repressing the cult classic Mother Earth’s Plantasia by Mort Garson on limited caladium pink and green vinyl. First released in 1976, the album, suffused with Moog synthesizers, was composed specifically for plants and only available to those who purchased a plant from Mother Earth on Melrose Avenue in LA or a Simmons mattress …

Werkstatt-01 Synth

This patchable analog synthesizer kit from Moog is the legendary audio brand’s most affordable synth, and an ideal option for those just beginning to experiment. Easy to assemble, the device also comes with a CV Expander, which makes the synth compatible with CV-equipped analog gear. It’s also a great and flexible tool for more advanced enthusiasts who value simplicity and customization.