Biosphere ‎– Dropsonde

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Released in six-panel Digipak.

Released December 2005 via Retail release 30 Jan 2006.

Different tracklisting to the "Dropsonde" vinyl edition, released a few months earlier, this CD adds six tracks (tracks 1, 3 to 6 and 11) but excludes the track "In The Shape Of A Flute".

Birds on "Birds Fly…" recorded in Cho Oyu Base Camp [5700], Tibet, Oct. 2001.

All tracks written and performed by Geir Jenssen (NCB).
Published by Touch Music (MCPS). Made in England.
℗ and © 2006 Touch. Also available as TO:66LP.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 027803 146624
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5027803146624
  • Label Code: LC 13014
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): TO66 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EDC TO66 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (#1, Variant 1): IFPI 0475
  • Mould SID Code (#2, Variant 1): IFPI 04AS
  • Mould SID Code (#1, Variant 2): IFPI 04BD
  • Other (Inner Ring, Variant 2): MADE IN THE U.K.
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Rights Society: NCB

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TO66CD Biosphere Dropsonde(11xFile, AIFF, Album) Touch TO66CD UK 2006
TO66CD Biosphere Dropsonde(11xFile, WAV, Album) Touch TO66CD UK 2006
TO:66 CD Biosphere Dropsonde(CD, Album) Touch TO:66 CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
TO:66 LP Biosphere Dropsonde(LP, Album) Touch TO:66 LP UK 2005 Sell This Version
TO66CD Biosphere Dropsonde(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Touch TO66CD UK 2006


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November 8, 2017
The music is spacey and organic at the same time, warm and pulsating – lounge music for otherworlds, easy listening for aliens.


July 6, 2014
edited 3 months ago

What a great album, deep, sophisticated, it continues on what started with Cirque! I wish it was issued in double heavy vinyl for audiophiles who don't compromise with anything less than the black stuff!!!


October 5, 2009

This is one of Biosphere's most sophisticated albums.
The whole album is a story, unmasking it's beauty and hidden qualities through emotional and creative adventures such as 'People are friends' (one of my most favourite tracks) and 'Dissolving Clouds' which are the two top songs on the album.
In contrast between 'Dropsonde' and 'Substrata', this album definitely has the upper hand. While the quite, abstract and minimal sounds of 'Substrata' are excellent, 'Dropsonde' is much stronger and more emotional then any of his other works.
This is an album ambient fans cannot miss. 5/5


April 11, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

This Biosphere's work is wonderful. Although the sound landscapes are close to his previous releases , I think that this one is less experimental. This fact doesn't mean that its of a lower quality. The production is very sophisticated and mature.
As stated in a comment of the LP release the smooth jazzy drums is something new to Biospheres productions that makes this release more 'appropriate' for a wider range of listeners.