Biosphere ‎– N-Plants

Touch ‎– TO:84
CD, Album


1 Sendai-1 8:01
2 Shika-1 7:54
3 Jōyō 5:31
4 Ikata-1 5:05
5 Monju-1 2:42
6 Genkai-1 6:37
7 Ōi-1 5:10
8 Monju-2 3:58
9 Fujiko 4:56

Companies, etc.



Thanks to: Egbert Mittestädt, Mark Fell, Mat Steel, Chris Watson, Victor Joaquim, Jens Chr. Kloster, Naut Humon, Rafael Irisarri, Hanne Brochmann, Trine Falch, Stein Bjelland, Martin Reed, Jens Flemming Krøger, Jon Tombre, Ingun Bjrnsgaard, Thomas Björk, Mat Schulz, Gosia Plysa, Szymon Zesławski, Mikołaj Rogowski, Lei Yang, Svein I Pedersen, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Andreas Tilliander, Philip Marshall, Nicholas H. Møllerhaug, Hugh Brunt, Thomas Arslan, Oscar Pizzo, Manuel Zurria, Gianluca Ruggeri, Anna Cremonini, Monica Regini, Tadeusz Łuczejko, Nils Petter Molavær, Mieczysław Bielawski, Łukasz Szalankiewicz, Erik Skjoldbærg, Christian Zanési, Yong Philippe Dao, Mike Harding, Jon Wozencroft, Ole Pramli, Per Martinsen, Aggie Peterson, Christian Hollingsæter, Knut Fjørtoft, Albert & Andrea, and Magdalena Żesławska.


P & C 2011 Touch
Published by Touch Music [MCPS]
Recorded in Korzeniwoski Studio, Kraków, 2/11
Made in the EU

Issued in a standard 4-panel Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 027803 148420
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5027803148420
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2 & 3): Sony DADC TO84 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2 & 3): IFPI LY33
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI AEW43
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI AEW27
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI AEW17
  • Label Code: LC 13014
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BIO6LP Biosphere N-Plants(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Biophon Records BIO6LP Norway 2011 Sell This Version
TO84 Biosphere N-Plants(9xFile, WAV, Album) Touch TO84 UK 2011
TO84 Biosphere N-Plants(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Touch TO84 UK 2011
TO84 Biosphere N-Plants(9xFile, AIFF, Album) Touch TO84 UK 2011


Reviews Show All 10 Reviews

Add Review



October 3, 2016
I really love this album. Its somehow simple and leaves out what isn't missing. Like a christmas tree with out any crap hanging on it... ;)


January 17, 2014

Very interesting and beautiful album. Requires very carefull listening, a lot of attention to detail, textures. Creates very specific sonic "umwelt". Strange, but to me, N-Plants perfectly continues in the line with Jenssen`s more conceptual work, such as Shenzou or Autour de la Lune, which I favor a little bit over Substrata. I cannot wait Biosphere`s next full album. I hope it again will be something totally new, and as strange and spinechilling, mysterious new sonic world. Biosphere slowly evolves.. there are no boundaries.


October 16, 2013
The thing about Biosphere's latest releases is that they have a tendency to underwhelm you during the first couple of listens. I can see how someone would be disappointed after picking this one up and wind up writing a negative comment about it, I wasn't thrilled either. However, this album is even more of a grower than Dropsonde was (which still stands taller than N-Plants in terms of emotional depth, in my opinion) - N-Plants is very cautious and polite, following the rather minimalistic tone of Dropsonde but taking it to a more traditional terrain in terms of production and general track structure which might seem a bit cheap to some. The familiar Biosphere-"Vibe" is only really apparent on the first track. The rest of the album seems rather rushed, like short experiments that weren't finished properly.

Yet after almost a year of listening to it every once in a while and being repeatedly disappointed that it wasn't Dropsonde II, I guess the album eventually revealed its hidden beauty to me - It's really a strong, atmospheric piece in an unconventionally conventional disguise. It's wrapping its theme into neat, little, almost-poppy melodies. The beats are almost crystal clear, much unlike the strange low-fi jazz fusion thing that was going on on Dropsonde. But not every track needs a compressor to make it work.

It should be noted that this is a concept album, probably more so than any other of his solo-releases. Although I've never been to one, I imagine N-Plants captures the feel and atmosphere of a Japanese nuclear plant quite accurately. It's a bit like watching one of those public domain videos from back in the day about the benefits of nuclear energy, the ones that completely omit the potential dangers. Ironically, Fukushima happened only a few weeks before the release of N-Plants.

This probably shouldn't be your first Biosphere-release, but it shouldn't be skipped by a collector as some suggested. Give it some time.


January 17, 2012

yaaaawwwhhhnnnnnn! good to sleep, useless to listen.


November 22, 2011
sounds abit like his older tracks from the 90s, not bad i like that he shows hes still into that sound also!


September 5, 2011
This is Biosphere's most weak work up to date. Just hasn't got the ''touch''


August 31, 2011
edited over 3 years ago

Good album, but only good. A bit disappointing after Substrata and Dropsonde. Best song - number six.


July 23, 2011

Another artwork of geir jenssen, people who like biosphere-->dont miss this release !!