Biosphere

Real Name:
Geir Jenssen
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Biosphere is the main recording name of Geir Jenssen (born 1962), a Norwegian musician who has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music. He is well known for his "ambient techno" and "arctic ambient" styles, his use of music loops, and peculiar samples from sci-fi sources. His track "Novelty Waves" was used for the 1995 campaign of Levi's. His 1997 album Substrata was voted by www.hyperreal.org as one of the all time classic ambient albums.
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OCD 9105 Biosphere - Microgravity album art Biosphere Microgravity (Album) Origo Sound OCD 9105 Norway 1991 Sell This Version
724384041922 Biosphere - Patashnik album art Biosphere Patashnik (Album) Origo Sound 724384041922 France 1994 Sell This Version
RBADCD17, rbadcd17 Biosphere - Polar Sequences album art Hia* | Biosphere Hia* | Biosphere - Polar Sequences (Album) Beyond, Beyond RBADCD17, rbadcd17 UK 1996 Sell This Version
thi 66033.2 Biosphere - Substrata album art Biosphere Substrata (Album) Origo Sound thi 66033.2 US 1997 Sell This Version
SOUND 15, sound 15 Biosphere - Insomnia album art Biosphere Insomnia (Album) Origo Sound, Origo Sound SOUND 15, sound 15 Norway 1997 Sell This Version
RCD 2005 Biosphere - Nordheim Transformed album art Biosphere / Deathprod Biosphere / Deathprod - Nordheim Transformed(CD, Album) Rune Grammofon RCD 2005 Norway 1998 Sell This Version
H002 Biosphere - Birmingham Frequencies album art HIA* & Biosphere HIA* & Biosphere - Birmingham Frequencies (Album) Headphone H002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
TO:46 Biosphere - Cirque album art Biosphere Cirque (Album) Touch TO:46 UK 2000 Sell This Version
TO:50 Biosphere - Substrata² album art Biosphere Substrata² (Album) Touch TO:50 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TO:55 Biosphere - Shenzhou album art Biosphere Shenzhou (Album) Touch TO:55 UK 2002 Sell This Version
TO:62 Biosphere - Autour De La Lune album art Biosphere Autour De La Lune (Album) Touch TO:62 UK 2004 Sell This Version
TO50B Biosphere - Man With A Movie Camera album art Biosphere Man With A Movie Camera Touch TO50B UK 2006
TO:66 LP Biosphere - Dropsonde album art Biosphere Dropsonde (Album) Touch TO:66 LP UK 2005 Sell This Version
TONE38 Biosphere - Wireless - Live At The Arnolfini, Bristol album art Biosphere Wireless - Live At The Arnolfini, Bristol (Album) Touch TONE38 UK 2009 Sell This Version
TO84 Biosphere - N-Plants album art Biosphere N-Plants (Album) Touch TO84 UK 2011 Sell This Version
BIO9D Biosphere - L'Incoronazione Di Poppea album art Biosphere L'Incoronazione Di Poppea (Album) Biophon Records BIO9D Norway 2012
BIO14D Biosphere - Live At Vega, Copenhagen 9.11.1996 album art Biosphere Live At Vega, Copenhagen 9.11.1996 (Album) Biophon Records BIO14D Norway 2013
BIO17D Biosphere - Patashnik 2 album art Biosphere Patashnik 2 (Album) Biophon Records BIO17D Norway 2014
TO:99 Biosphere - Stator album art Biosphere / Deathprod Biosphere / Deathprod - Stator (Album) Touch TO:99 UK 2015 Sell This Version
BIO21D Biosphere -  Sound Installations. 2000​–2009 album art Biosphere Sound Installations. 2000​–2009 (Album) Biophon Records BIO21D Norway 2015
STS281LP Biosphere - Departed Glories album art Biosphere Departed Glories (Album) Smalltown Supersound STS281LP Norway 2016 Sell This Version
BIO30D Biosphere - The Petrified Forest album art Biosphere The Petrified Forest (MiniAlbum) Biophon Records BIO30D Norway 2017 Sell This Version
BIO31D Biosphere - The Senja Recordings album art Biosphere The Senja Recordings (Album) Biophon Records BIO31D Norway 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

OMS 9105 Biosphere - The Fairy Tale album art Biosphere The Fairy Tale(12", Promo) Origo Sound OMS 9105 Norway 1991 Sell This Version
Apollo 7 Biosphere - Baby Interphase album art Biosphere Baby Interphase(12") Apollo Apollo 7 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version

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pridi

pridi

September 19, 2019
edited 11 months ago
I am a big fan of biosphere. his music makes me truly happy!
iljin1

iljin1

January 22, 2018
Biosphere is totally unique. In a time when house music was new, this sounded from outer space. It was just that incredible. No human could make this.
sengork

sengork

November 19, 2015
Absolute music pinnacle, timeless, original, unique soundscapes.

This is the music that you could easily hear in a a busy/noisy urban area thanks to it's unique style and sound frequencies.
Silentloud

Silentloud

May 15, 2011
totally agree. Biosphere is the alpha and omega of Ambient if not the whole electrnic music. i mean that if you listened to Biosphere you reached the ultimate depth in music
thepts

thepts

February 28, 2007
edited over 13 years ago
Biosphere is extremely skilled, he truly crafts his songs. His music will continue to be
sources of inspiration for people for many many years, as the songs and albums are truly unique. There's no point in listing the albums.

I have to say though, Biosphere's latest twist towards the minimal and (in my opinion) over-artsy, I feel is something of a tragedy. Here's a man who can pick samples so exquisitely, and shift between rhythm and sound textures with delightful playfulness, and who can build so heavy, unique but recognizeable atmospheres. He has now put all of that aside to create this more monotone, invariable music. Maybe in an attempt to create "higher" art.

This development reminds me of Autechre and Aphex Twin in that aspect. The former playfulness (which in my opinion is what truly creates art), is put aside to push the extremes in an attempt to be the new Picasso or something to that effect.

Ah well. You just gotta respect these excellent musicians' choices and remember their first works, as sweet as another playful release would be..
intoambience

intoambience

April 20, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
This man, in no doubt, knows his job. Born in Norway, he represents cold nature of Northern lands within his works. His music is shivering, very deep and charming with, of course, it's own style, which Geir likes to experiment with. For example, techno-influenced beats on Microgravity and Patashnik, or literally organic waves on Shenzhou, or even minimal ambience on Autour De La Lune.

May 22, 2004
Not only it is worth checking Biosphere's albums and the Higher Intelligence Agency albums, but I must add that the 2 projects released under the name "Fires Of The Ork" (collaboration with Pete Namlook from the FAX label)are ones of the most brilliant atmo-ambient and beat-orientated ambient projects from Geir Jenssen. Come On guys! wake up and run for the next project called 'Autour De La Lune' under Biosphere's name. Also Check the website for nice exclusive tracks!

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