Tracklist

Proem 3:16
Lounge 2:29
Forum 4:15
Field 4:37
Probe 1:30
Yard 1:17
Shade 2:26
Ride 2:44
Chamber 2:25
2nd Field 5:41
Rush 1:33
Transit 1:47
Visit 1:28
Gate 1:39
Quay 3:08
Tunnel 5:39
Insomnia (Alanïa Mix) 3:27

Versions (7)

Cat N° Artiste Titre (Format) Label Cat N° Country Année
SOUND 15, sound 15 Biosphere Insomnia(CD, Album) Origo Sound, Origo Sound SOUND 15, sound 15 Norway 1997 Vendre cette version
BIO5CD Biosphere Insomnia(17xFile, AIFF, Album) Biophon Records BIO5CD Norway 2007
BIO5CD Biosphere Insomnia(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Biophon Records BIO5CD Norway 2007
BIO5CD Biosphere Insomnia(17xFile, WAV, Album) Biophon Records BIO5CD Norway 2007
BS107CD Biosphere Insomnia(CD, Album, M/Print, RE, Dig) Beatservice Records BS107CD Norway 2007 Vendre cette version
BS107CD Biosphere Insomnia(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Beatservice Records BS107CD Norway 2007 Vendre cette version
BIO5CD Biosphere Insomnia(17xFile, FLAC, Album) Biophon Records BIO5CD Norway 2009

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scoundrel

2 mai 2012
en référence à Insomnia, CD, Album, SOUND 15, sound 15

Biosphere's soundtrack to Erik Skjoldbjærg's Nordic detective noir film, INSOMNIA, shows both the strengths and weaknesses of soundtracks in general. Strengths: excellent evocation of atmosphere. Weakness: lack of proper context for the sounds. Thus while the low throb that punctuates "Proem" or the disembodied voice on "Lounge" might amplifying a visual cue, taken from the film, they feel underdeveloped. "Forum" has a quiet haunt to it, while the plucked bass and guitar strums that comes emerge on "Ride" contrast the synth-based ambience elsewhere. The pervading sense on the album, however, is definitely paranoia, with contrasting high tones and low bass hits that keep the listener slightly off balance -- not to mention the angular harmonics ("Transit" manages all three at once). As fitting a soundtrack, most of the individual tracks are short, but they occasionally blend together. The longer "Tunnel," however, allows for a cut-up voice to appear, accompanied by a "Novelty Waves"-like bassline. The final track, a mix of various parts of the soundtrack by fellow Norwegians Alanïa, puts a downtempo spin to the what's come before. Enjoyable, but soundtracks are always sort of a mixed bag.