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Tracklist

As The Sun Kissed The Horizon1:47
Poa Alpina4:10
Chukhung7:33
The Things I Tell You6:29
Times When I Know You'll Be Sad3:44
Hyperborea5:48
Kobresia7:10
Antennaria5:06
Uva-Ursi2:51
Sphere Of No-Form5:56
Silene7:54

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    Cover of Substrata, 1997-06-00, CDSubstrata
    CD, Album, Digipak
    All Saints Records (2) – ASCD33UK1997UK1997
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Substrata, 1997, CDSubstrata
    CD, Album
    Origo Sound – sound 19Norway1997Norway1997
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Substrata, 1997-10-21, CDSubstrata
    CD, Album
    Thirsty Ear – thi 66033.2US1997US1997
    Cover of Substrata, 1997-09-26, CDSubstrata
    CD, Album
    Paradise Island – FLCP-1009, For Life Records – FLCP-1009Japan1997Japan1997
    Recently Edited
    Substrata
    CD, Album, Promo
    All Saints Records (2) – ASCD33UK1997UK1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Substrata, 1999, CDSubstrata
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release
    ArsNova – AN-2232, All Saints Records (4) – ASCD33Russia1999Russia1999
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    Cover of Substrata, 2001, CDrSubstrata
    CDr, Album, Red-book CDR
    Touch – TO:50UK2001UK2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Substrata, 2006-06-00, FileSubstrata
    11×File, FLAC, Album
    Touch – TO50AUK2006UK2006
    Cover of Substrata, 2006-06-25, FileSubstrata
    11×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps
    Touch – TO50AUK2006UK2006
    Cover of Substrata, 2006-06-25, FileSubstrata
    11×File, WAV, Album
    Touch – TO50AUK2006UK2006
    Cover of Substrata, 2006-06-25, FileSubstrata
    11×File, AIFF, Album
    Touch – TO50AUK2006UK2006
    Cover of Substrata, 2011, VinylSubstrata
    2×LP, Album, Remastered
    Biophon Records – BIO5LPNorway2011Norway2011
    Cover of Substrata, 2011-12-01, FileSubstrata
    12×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Biophon Records – BIO5DNorway2011Norway2011
    Cover of Substrata, 2011-12-01, FileSubstrata
    12×File, ALAC, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Biophon Records – BIO5DNorway2011Norway2011
    Cover of Substrata, 2011, VinylSubstrata
    2×LP, Album, Remastered, Test Pressing, White Label
    Biophon Records – BIO5LPNorway2011Norway2011
    New Submission
    Cover of Substrata, 2018, VinylSubstrata
    2×LP, Album, Remastered, Repress
    Biophon Records – BIO5LPNorway2018Norway2018
    New Submission
    Cover of Substrata, , CDSubstrata
    CD, Album, Repress
    Thirsty Ear – thi 66033.2USUS
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    • djased1's avatar
      djased1
      Am I the only one who doesn't have separate grooves for each track? It is just a single, continuous groove, not separated into tracks.
      • GuruXenu's avatar
        GuruXenu
        Great album to listen to while reading Frankenstien, oddly enough.
        • sellerto's avatar
          sellerto
          I've been into ambient for so many years, but oddly, I didn't know much about Biosphere or its master, Geir Jennsen. This kindled my interest in the dark, brooding and beautiful world of Scandinavian ambient music. A different world than Richard D James Aphex world which I've known so well and love, especially his SAW2 record.

          The track, Antennaria, struck me as being one of the most beautiful, yet haunting ambient tracks I've ever heard. Offkey vocals begin to layer into a rich plush and ominous sequence of notes, much like the background music at the end of the first half of Full Metal Jacket before that solider shoots his drill sergeant and himself with a rifle.

          Poa Alpina is a repetitive track of such sorrow and beauty at the same time. Pulsating sequence of chords amidst the high polar winds of the cold Arctic. Simply stunning.

          I could best compare this with TV viewing with bleak Scandinavian noir drama.
          • gnarmite's avatar
            gnarmite
            Incredible music, but my brand new copy has terrible, persistent crackle the entire side A. Sides B, C, and D are ok. A deep ultrasonic clean made no difference to side A. Hope others are more lucky than me.
            • blackcircledigger's avatar
              Anyone know what the voice on Kobresia is saying in english?
              • kuf's avatar
                kuf
                Anybody could kindly share any clues on where the voice sample of Hyperborea comes from?
                • fuzzymctiger's avatar
                  fuzzymctiger
                  Persistent crackle for the first half of side A and frequent crackle for first 3/4 of side B which really isn't too acceptable for an album this quiet. Very very mild crackle on Side C and D but both sounds significantly better than A and B which may be due to being recut. Both records are noisy on the run in. Otherwise would be a fantastic pressing, the packaging is beautiful and the music sounds fantastic. I wonder if it is worth contacting Biophon for a replacement or if they're all like this.
                  • Block_12's avatar
                    Block_12
                    Edited 4 years ago
                    guys !
                    crunch new copy
                    is it all with the 2011 remaster?
                    • pregnantpauses's avatar
                      Does anyone know the difference between the 2011 and the 2018 reprints? I notice on the bandcamp that they are sold from states 2011.
                      • Triple-Diamond's avatar
                        Voted the best Electronic album of 1997 by the members of The World’s Greatest Ever Electronic Music Albums group.

                        https://www.twgeema.com/best-electronic-albums-of-1997

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