Biosphere / Deathprod ‎– Nordheim Transformed

Rune Grammofon ‎– RCD 2005
CD, Album

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1 Trasparenza
Arranged By [Transformed By] – Geir Jenssen
2 Journey To The Centre Of The First 1.1
Arranged By [Transformed By] – Deathprod
3 Katedra Botaniki
Arranged By [Transformed By] – Geir Jenssen
4 Warp / Warble
Arranged By [Transformed By] – Deathprod
5 Les Fleurs Du Mal
Arranged By [Transformed By] – Geir Jenssen
6 Twin Decks
Arranged By [Transformed By] – Deathprod
7 Journey To The Centre Of The First 1.2
Arranged By [Transformed By] – Deathprod

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The following compositions by Arne Nordheim were transformed by Geir Jensen:
Colorazione [track 1] Pace [track 3] and Solitaire [track 5]

The following compositions by Arne Nordheim were transformed by Deathprod:
Warszawa [track 2] Polypoly [tracks 4 + 6] and Colorazione [track 7] for Matt

Colorazione, Solitaire, Warszawa, Polypoly and Pace are original works by Arne Nordheim available on CD from Rune Grammofon

℗ + © 1998 Rune Grammofon AS

DIGIPAK® Manufactured by Van de Steeg, Holland, under license from AGI, USA

Released in a 4-panel Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 033662 020058
  • Barcode (Reader): 7033662020058
  • Matrix / Runout: CD PLANT AB RCD 2005 GM01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB01
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 8815
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 6820
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 8423


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December 20, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Very dark, sometimes abstract. Biosphere and Deathprod took turns "transforming" and manipulating fellow Norwegian (and electronic music pioneer) Arne Nordheim's original recordings.

The result is satisfying. I think Biosphere's influence restrained Deathprod, as there isn't as much of the noise and dissonance associated with their other releases. It's also a landmark Biosphere release because it was the first release after the masterpiece "Substrata" and saw Jenssen turning even further away from his origins in pop electronica and more towards experimental and classically-influenced music.

There is a spare and melancholy northern European aestheticism here, with drones and tones winning out over traditional musical structure. I don't think the artists set out to intentionally make "dark ambient" music, it just kind of turned out that way.

This is music for lonely winter nights, for abandoned warehouses, and rocky arctic coastlines...


June 26, 2003

I love this release and treat it as part of the trilogy with Polar frequencies, Live In Birmingham (H.I.A). It is the poorer of the three, but plays well in the same vein, try putting all three releases on MP3 and play continuously and seamlessly. A point to note, this release is sold as a double pack with Arnie Nordheim "Electric" at a special reduced price direct from the label.

Well done Rune Grammofon!


January 22, 2003

It is a highly evocative and original album, but the lack of structure emerges from time to time.