The expansion of control that happens when you shrink the sphere of what you have in your power to give life to is liberating. Maybe something like that is behind the succulent plant + modular synth phenomenon that seems to have awoken in many bare Brooklyn apartments. But here we are, just trying to manage our anxiety as the frontier comes home in this cannibal empire. Magnetic Vines – a duo of Ross Garren (Bon Iver) and Erik Miron – have found a repeating pattern in photosynthesis that informs their beautiful repeating patterns of gentle synth arpeggios and full sounding acoustic instrumentation. The music is intended for tending to rooftop gardens in the moonlight, but watching rain fall onto dead tress in a Midwestern Rust Belt city is also pretty chill.