Biosphere ‎– Patashnik

Apollo ‎– AMB 3927 CD
CD, Album

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1 Phantasm 4:50
2 Startoucher 5:02
3 Decryption 6:04
4 Novelty Waves 6:27
5 Patashnik 6:13
6 Mir 5:18
7 The Shield 8:54
8 Seti Project 5:58
9 Mestigoth 1:43
10 Botanical Dimensions
Arranged By, Remix – Geir JenssenWritten-By – Karsten Brustad
11 Caboose 5:12
12 En-trance 4:40

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Digital edits @ Eurora, Tromso/Norway. Mastered @ Foon, Lier/Belgium.
The Shield was commissioned by Nor Concert for the multi media Project / Work In Progress.

All tracks published by R & S Records, except track 10 (Copyright Control).
℗ 1994 R & S Records. © 1994 R & S Records. Manufactured and Marketed by R & S Records/Belgium. Made In Austria.

Issued in a standard jewel case with eight page foldout booklet.

Sample sources:
Track 1 - "We had a dream last night; we had the same dream" from the movie 'The Krays'.
Track 2 - "So, you're really into this space stuff...?" from the movie 'Space Camp'.
Track 3 - " frightening to lose yourself..." from the movie 'Scanners'.
Track 5 - Russian speech from the movie '2010'
Track 7 - "Will I dream?" / "What do you mean?" from the movie '2010' again.
Track 8 - "Can you imagine, an extraterrestrial disc jockey..?" from the movie 'Space Camp' again.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 411659 169270
  • Barcode (String): 5411659169270
  • Rights Society: SABAM™
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1 to 4): AMB3927CD 14 DADC AUSTRIA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, not mirrored, on mould): A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, mirrored, on mould): A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, mirrored, on mould): A5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, not mirrored, on mould): A2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94B3
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 94D0
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): none

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OCD 9208 Biosphere Patashnik(CD, Album) Origo Sound OCD 9208 Norway 1994 Sell This Version
BIO4D Biosphere Patashnik(24xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Biophon Records BIO4D Norway 2016
AMB 3927 CD X Biosphere Patashnik(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Apollo AMB 3927 CD X Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
SOUND 8 Biosphere Patashnik(CD, Album, RP) Origo Sound SOUND 8 Norway Unknown Sell This Version
BIO4LP Biosphere Patashnik(2xLP, Album, RE) Biophon Records BIO4LP Norway 2016 Sell This Version


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May 2, 2012

Biosphere's second album, PATASHNIK, opens with a creepy sample (lifted from the film THE KRAYS), dropping you immediately into a discomfiting space. And although "Startoucher" and "Decryption" (with its samples from the film _Scanners_) levy the mood somewhat, the dark thrums of "Novelty Waves" bring you back thundering into outer space. But while you're there, you can enjoy the heartbeat rhythm and lovely drive of "Patashnik," while "Mir" lets you drift further and further out, until you've reached the uneasy area of "The Shield." "Botanical Dimensions" returns us to an earth-like place, with rainforest sounds dotting the track, and "En-Trance" brings in a gentle guitar strum to take the album out. Certainly not as moody as MICROGRAVITY, but more spacious to make up for it.


May 27, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

A semi-trance, semi-ambient cosmic journey through Geir Jenssen's soundscapes. This was the first of Biosphere I've known and still is very dear for me. Great movie samples in English and Russian give me a "space-station" feeling in some moments. I have to say that this album is a bit uneven and I prefer the ambient "side", which later became Jenssen's speciality. Anyway, a great album to start your acquaintance with ambient in general and Biosphere in particular. And once you've fallen in love with that music, it stays with you...


May 5, 2003

''We had a dream last night'..''We had the same dream'..
More spaced out ambient techno by Geir Jenssen. As good as Microgravity i think. Later on in the 90's he will make more 'abstract' ambient music. Great (listen to Substrata, really, really good) but i prefer Patashnik and Microgravity. For me they are cornerstones of the great electronica building..



November 28, 2002

A fantastic ambient excursion into otherwordliness, from the innocenct yet somehow manacing opening track through to the delicious percussive Novelty Waves, a track made 'famous' by Levis. A benchmark album for the post-clubber.