Real Name:
Geir Jenssen
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 as one of the all time classic ambient albums.


OCD 9105 Biosphere - Microgravity album art Biosphere Microgravity (Album) Origo Sound OCD 9105 Norway 1991 Sell This Version
AMB 3927 CD, AMB 3927CD, RTD 119.1868.2 Biosphere - Patashnik album art Biosphere Patashnik (Album) Apollo AMB 3927 CD, AMB 3927CD, RTD 119.1868.2 Germany 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
TouchRadio 48 Biosphere - Live In Den Haag album art Biosphere Live In Den Haag(File, MP3, Album, 192) TouchRadio TouchRadio 48 UK 2010
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
WHYT037 Biosphere - Angel's Flight album art Biosphere Angel's Flight (Album) AD 93 WHYT037 UK 2021 Sell This Version
BIO36LP Biosphere - Shortwave Memories album art Biosphere Shortwave Memories (Album) Biophon Records BIO36LP UK 2022 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
APOLLO 12 CD Biosphere - Seti Project album art Biosphere Seti Project (Single) Apollo APOLLO 12 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
Apollo 20 MC Biosphere - Novelty Waves album art Biosphere Novelty Waves (Single, Maxi, Comp) Origo Sound Apollo 20 MC Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
sound 15/1 Biosphere - Insomnia album art Biosphere Insomnia(CD, Maxi) Origo Sound sound 15/1 Norway 1997 Sell This Version
none Biosphere - Endurium / The Eye Of The Cyclone album art Biosphere Endurium / The Eye Of The Cyclone(CD, Single) Poeta Negra none Greece 1998 Sell This Version
TS 11 Biosphere - Mysterier album art Biosphere Mysterier(7") Touch TS 11 UK 2011 Sell This Version
BIO25D Biosphere - The Hilvarenbeek Recordings album art Biosphere The Hilvarenbeek Recordings (EP, Album) Biophon Records BIO25D Norway 2016 Sell This Version
BIO29D Biosphere - Black Mesa album art Biosphere Black Mesa (Single) Biophon Records BIO29D Norway 2017 Sell This Version
BIO29R Biosphere - Black Mesa [Spieltape Remix] album art Biosphere Black Mesa [Spieltape Remix] (Single) Biophon Records BIO29R Norway 2017


SRCS 7924 Biosphere - The Best Of Biosphere album art Biosphere The Best Of Biosphere(CD, Comp, Ltd) Apollo SRCS 7924 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
RCD 2006 Biosphere - Electric / Nordheim Transformed album art Arne Nordheim / Biosphere / Deathprod Arne Nordheim / Biosphere / Deathprod - Electric / Nordheim Transformed(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Rune Grammofon RCD 2006 Norway 1998 Sell This Version
BIO7D Biosphere - Compilation 1991​-​2004 album art Biosphere Compilation 1991​-​2004 (Comp, Album) Biophon Records BIO7D Norway 2012 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

STJ 054 Biosphere - Secret Thirteen Mix 054 album art Biosphere Secret Thirteen Mix 054(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Secret Thirteen Journal STJ 054 Lithuania 2013


Tone 13 Biosphere - Light album art Hazard | Fennesz | Biosphere Hazard | Fennesz | Biosphere - Light Touch Tone 13 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TD01 Biosphere - Substrata 2.1 album art Biosphere & Jon Wozencroft Biosphere & Jon Wozencroft - Substrata 2.1 Touch TD01 UK 2010
T-Phone 1 Biosphere - Outside By The Fjord album art Biosphere Outside By The Fjord(File, MPEG-4 Video) Touch T-Phone 1 UK 2010
TO:84DL Biosphere - Oma album art Biosphere Oma(File, MP3, 192) Touch TO:84DL UK 2011
BIO19D Biosphere - Das Subharchord album art Biosphere Das Subharchord Biophon Records BIO19D Norway 2014

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August 18, 2021
Biosphere's music is a work of art, an unique experience with a great concept.
Timeless and beautiful music.


September 25, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
so many highlights in Geir discography. but for me one track is over the top.
"3rd planet" from TEEX vol.3


September 19, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
I am a big fan of biosphere. his music makes me truly happy!


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.


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.


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


February 28, 2007
edited over 15 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..


April 20, 2006
edited over 16 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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