Biosphere

Vrai Nom:
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 illustration d'album Biosphere Microgravity (Album) Origo Sound OCD 9105 Norway 1991 Vendre cette version
724384041922 Biosphere - Patashnik illustration d'album Biosphere Patashnik (Album) Apollo 724384041922 France 1994 Vendre cette version
RBADCD17, rbadcd17 Biosphere - Polar Sequences illustration d'album Hia* | Biosphere Hia* | Biosphere - Polar Sequences (Album) Beyond, Beyond RBADCD17, rbadcd17 UK 1996 Vendre cette version
thi 66033.2 Biosphere - Substrata illustration d'album Biosphere Substrata (Album) Origo Sound thi 66033.2 US 1997 Vendre cette version
SOUND 15, sound 15 Biosphere - Insomnia illustration d'album Biosphere Insomnia (Album) Origo Sound, Origo Sound SOUND 15, sound 15 Norway 1997 Vendre cette version
RCD 2005 Biosphere - Nordheim Transformed illustration d'album Biosphere / Deathprod Biosphere / Deathprod - Nordheim Transformed(CD, Album) Rune Grammofon RCD 2005 Norway 1998 Vendre cette version
H002 Biosphere - Birmingham Frequencies illustration d'album HIA* & Biosphere HIA* & Biosphere - Birmingham Frequencies (Album) Headphone H002 UK 2000 Vendre cette version
TO:46 Biosphere - Cirque illustration d'album Biosphere Cirque (Album) Touch TO:46 UK 2000 Vendre cette version
TO:50 Biosphere - Substrata² illustration d'album Biosphere Substrata² (Album) Touch TO:50 UK 2001 Vendre cette version
TO:55 Biosphere - Shenzhou illustration d'album Biosphere Shenzhou (Album) Touch TO:55 UK 2002 Vendre cette version
TO:62 Biosphere - Autour De La Lune illustration d'album Biosphere Autour De La Lune (Album) Touch TO:62 UK 2004 Vendre cette version
TO50B Biosphere - Man With A Movie Camera illustration d'album Biosphere Man With A Movie Camera Touch TO50B UK 2006
TO:66 LP Biosphere - Dropsonde illustration d'album Biosphere Dropsonde (Album) Touch TO:66 LP UK 2005 Vendre cette version
TONE38 Biosphere - Wireless - Live At The Arnolfini, Bristol illustration d'album Biosphere Wireless - Live At The Arnolfini, Bristol (Album) Touch TONE38 UK 2009 Vendre cette version
TO84 Biosphere - N-Plants illustration d'album Biosphere N-Plants (Album) Touch TO84 UK 2011 Vendre cette version
BIO9D Biosphere - L'Incoronazione Di Poppea illustration d'album Biosphere L'Incoronazione Di Poppea (Album) Biophon Records BIO9D Norway 2012
BIO14D Biosphere - Live At Vega, Copenhagen 9.11.1996 illustration d'album Biosphere Live At Vega, Copenhagen 9.11.1996 (Album) Biophon Records BIO14D Norway 2013
BIO17D Biosphere - Patashnik 2 illustration d'album Biosphere Patashnik 2 (Album) Biophon Records BIO17D Norway 2014
TO:99 Biosphere - Stator illustration d'album Biosphere / Deathprod Biosphere / Deathprod - Stator (Album) Touch TO:99 UK 2015 Vendre cette version
BIO21D Biosphere -  Sound Installations. 2000​–2009 illustration d'album Biosphere Sound Installations. 2000​–2009 (Album) Biophon Records BIO21D Norway 2015
STS281LP Biosphere - Departed Glories illustration d'album Biosphere Departed Glories (Album) Smalltown Supersound STS281LP Norway 2016 Vendre cette version
BIO30D Biosphere - The Petrified Forest illustration d'album Biosphere The Petrified Forest (MiniAlbum) Biophon Records BIO30D Norway 2017 Vendre cette version
BIO25D Biosphere - The Hilvarenbeek Recordings illustration d'album Biosphere The Hilvarenbeek Recordings (Album, EP) Biophon Records BIO25D Norway 2016 Vendre cette version
BIO31D Biosphere - The Senja Recordings illustration d'album Biosphere The Senja Recordings (Album) Biophon Records BIO31D Norway 2019 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

OMS 9105 Biosphere - The Fairy Tale illustration d'album Biosphere The Fairy Tale(12", Promo) Origo Sound OMS 9105 Norway 1991 Vendre cette version

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kraff

kraff

25 septembre 2020
edité 2 months ago
so many highlights in Geir discography. but for me one track is over the top.
"3rd planet" from TEEX vol.3
pridi

pridi

19 septembre 2019
edité about 1 year ago
I am a big fan of biosphere. his music makes me truly happy!
iljin1

iljin1

22 janvier 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

19 novembre 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

15 mai 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

28 février 2007
edité over 14 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

20 avril 2006
edité over 15 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.

22 mai 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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