Biosphere ‎– Substrata

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
sound 19 Biosphere Substrata(CD, Album) Origo Sound sound 19 Norway 1997 Sell This Version
thi 66033.2 Biosphere Substrata(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear thi 66033.2 US 1997 Sell This Version
FLCP-1009 Biosphere Substrata(CD, Album) Paradise Island FLCP-1009 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ASCD33 Biosphere Substrata(CD, Album, Dig) All Saints ASCD33 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ASCD33 Biosphere Substrata(CD, Album, Promo) All Saints ASCD33 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AN-2232, ASCD33 Biosphere Substrata(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova, All Saints (3) AN-2232, ASCD33 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
TO50A Biosphere Substrata(11xFile, AIFF, Album) Touch TO50A UK 2006
TO50A Biosphere Substrata(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Touch TO50A UK 2006
TO50A Biosphere Substrata(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Touch TO50A UK 2006
TO50A Biosphere Substrata(11xFile, WAV, Album) Touch TO50A UK 2006
BIO5D Biosphere Substrata(12xFile, ALAC, Album, RE, RM) Biophon Records BIO5D Norway 2011
BIO5D Biosphere Substrata(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Biophon Records BIO5D Norway 2011
BIO5D Biosphere Substrata(21xFile, MP3, 320) Biophon Records BIO5D Norway 2011
BIO5LP Biosphere Substrata(2xLP, Album, RM) Biophon Records BIO5LP Norway 2011 Sell This Version
BIO5LP Biosphere Substrata(2xLP, Album, RM, TP, W/Lbl, (ap) Biophon Records BIO5LP Norway 2011 Sell This Version
BIO5D Biosphere Substrata (21xFile, FLAC) Biophon Records BIO5D Norway 2017
BIO28CD Biosphere Substrata(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) Biophon Records BIO28CD Norway 2017 Sell This Version
thi 66033.2 Biosphere Substrata(CD, Album, RP) Thirsty Ear thi 66033.2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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gubenhinden

gubenhinden

June 11, 2018
referencing Substrata, 2xLP, Album, RM, BIO5LP
stands the test of time and still one of the best ambient albums ever made. so many memories attached to this.
m44-7

m44-7

April 23, 2018
referencing Substrata, 2xLP, Album, RM, TP, W/Lbl, (ap, BIO5LP
the 2017 pressing is nothing short of a masterpiece, not a single crackle, pop or whatever defect from a1 till the very end - i am impressed. the same plant should reissue S.A.W II ;)
jake1108

jake1108

April 18, 2018
referencing Substrata, 2xLP, Album, RM, BIO5LP

Copies still available at Juno, for anyone in the UK this is by far the cheapest it's available for online.
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/biosphere-substrata/442234-01/
m44-7

m44-7

February 8, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Substrata, 2xLP, Album, RM, BIO5LP
all three of my copies are cut and pressed flawlessly, zero noise, no pops, no crackle, a bit like the mid 1994 Cro2 tape with the bonus of dolby B (which was unnecessary for actual BASF chromedioxide anyway ;) we ve sold about 20 copies (taken from 3 different batches) of this and everybody was stunned by the signal to noise ratio, and it's hard to imagine a material that is more demanding than low-mid driven ambiences. get your facts straight, it's not the pressing plant that is responsible for your problems, it's obviously a matter of the final product mishandling.
Knieriem

Knieriem

February 5, 2018
referencing Substrata, 2xLP, Album, RM, BIO5LP
Saw these comments after ordering a copy, I hope I get lucky
PowderedHammer

PowderedHammer

December 24, 2017
edited 9 months ago
referencing Substrata, 2xLP, Album, RM, BIO5LP

Very crackly, Side C has a really nasty pop, and Side D is unlistenable. The packaging and music itself is great though.
Numanoid

Numanoid

July 15, 2017
edited 11 months ago
referencing Substrata, CD, Album, sound 19
When it came to keeping the spirit of ambient/techno alive, Biosphere came to the rescue. In a time of TripHop/Jungle/DnB being in vogue, Geir Jenssen didn't yield a centimeter, he produced an even more chilling masterpiece than Patashnik, with Substrata.

And for the budding arctic botanist, it is probably interesting that these get a mention: Poa Alpina, Kobresia, Antennaria, Uva-Ursi, Silene
doelecter

doelecter

February 24, 2017
referencing Substrata, 2xLP, Album, RM, BIO5LP

I bought late repress (January'17) expecting a superior ambient sound but once I put vinyls on turntable, I find myself saddened. Some turbulence and annoying noise (due, in part, to a scratch in side A of my copy) in every of the four sides, regardless how clean the surface was. I wrote my webshop to comment these issues and they have contacted the distributor in the same way. Let's see if they give a proper response...
tommylarsson

tommylarsson

December 11, 2016
referencing Substrata, 2xLP, Album, RM, BIO5LP

You can still buy it here: https://biosphere.bandcamp.com/album/substrata-with-bonus-album

"shipping out on or around January 20, 2017"
omindspino

omindspino

June 27, 2016
referencing Substrata, CD, Album, sound 19
This needs a new reissue release doesn't it? The 2011 version still is out there.