PWOG* ‎– Ov Biospheres And Sacred Grooves: A Document Ov New Edge Folk Classics

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KK Records ‎– KK065CD, KK Records ‎– 390.1065.2.41
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CD, Album, Digipak
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Tracklist

1 The Challenge (Part One) / Linkage / The Tides (They Turn) 23:26
2 Obsidian 6:50
3 Anathema Ov Jean Jacques Derrillard / The Challenge (Part Two) / The Key (Version) / New Edge Mantra 24:40

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Notes

Dedicated to biosphere one and the sixth sense.
On inner sleeve: Necessity is the drive.
Issued in a Digipak with 8-page booklet. Also available in a standard jewel case.

Published by Coble / Warner Chappell
© 1992
Made in Holland

Recorded at Our House
Compiled at Fuaime Productions Breda Holland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 28182 10652 4
  • Barcode (String): 728182106524
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Dynamic 30907 * KK REC KK 065 *1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): Dynamic Laserdisc KK 065
  • Rights Society: SABAM/BIEM

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Mooseygander

Mooseygander

December 26, 2008

I've been going back through some of my archives lately and hooked back into PWOG's Biospheres again, what a great album this really is. I remember tracing a thread on the ambient email list in the mid nineties where some guy was relating how he had listened to this disc without any knowledge of the ambient music scene (this was still possible in the early nineties, remember). What was so interesting about the story was that this was also in the context of being out in the back woods, somewhere in mountains in north America. Apparently the tribal rhythms and deep vibe had really created an incredible atmosphere. I love stories like that. The music here is deep and 'tribal' and without managing to be at all 'new age'. What we get here are long ambient workouts punctuated with rhythmic, deep and organic house. To my mind this is a rare example of an electronic music album that is of its time (the wonderful emergence of the ambient scene in the early post rave 90s) and yet which transcends this period to remain sometime worth grasping in the current period. For the impatient among you flick to the wonderful track two and wave your hands in the air like a mad thing, in the front room and on high volume when everyone else is out of the house.
dclambert

dclambert

November 11, 2007

It's a surprisingly solid record. You'll won't be bored or feel like you're listening to new age music, which is what i half expected to hear given their new age music band name. I'll admit some of the ambient drum circle music is litte silly, but the beat-based material that bookends those ambient parts is really well done. It succeeds in becoming greater than the sum of its parts. If you like this listen to children of the bong, which is another awesome band with a slightly embarassing name that you don't really want to say out loud to someone who asks, "hey, this is really good music. who is it?" I think i'll try writing it down on a piece of paper and handing it to the person if that ever happens.
kentandrew

kentandrew

May 1, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

Obsidian is the centerpiece. Plinky-plonky techno requires the listener to do his own mixing and up the bass. There are other parts enjoyable, but difficult to forage through because the disc is segued together in tracks 1 & 3. Truly tribal and believing in mother earth.