Biosphere ‎– Autour De La Lune

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Translation 21:43
Rotation 11:08
Modifié 5:10
Vibratoire 3:37
Déviation 10:26
Circulaire 6:15
Disparu 2:26
Inverse 5:32
Tombant 8:07

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PereiraAlpha

PereiraAlpha

August 8, 2015
referencing Autour De La Lune, CD, Album, TO:62
This album is very lifting in a way. It could be great ambient noise in a movie like Gravity or Interstellar. I'd say it's Biosphere's most experimental work, with some Drone and Minimal elements.
scoundrel

scoundrel

May 7, 2012
referencing Autour De La Lune, CD, Album, TO:62

Biosphere moves into pure abstraction and minimalism with AUTOUR DE LA LUNE, an album that demands patience and attention. The notes of "Translation," as they change in dynamic frequency and location, are concerned with the sense of movement, even in stasis, while "Rotation" is mostly but long, drawn-out tones, with a few high pitches for color. The submerged voices of "Modifié" sounds as if they're coming from a radio tuned to a station across the globe, and the subterranean rumbles of "Vibratoire" seem to have come from deep within the earth's core. That denseness seeps into "Circulaire," which has an almost claustrophobic feel. "Disparu" offers up a small melody as respite for its short run time, and "Inverse" keeps its harmonics deep within itself, like an arrow in the heart. "Tombant" warms up a little, but its minimal nature never lets up for a moment. Engrossing.
Parsymon

Parsymon

October 17, 2010
referencing Autour De La Lune, CD, Album, TO:62
Best Biosphere ever. Point.
Reticulum_Flux

Reticulum_Flux

October 4, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Autour De La Lune, CD, Album, TO:62
When I listen to this album, all I can think about is being in space. Possibly in a shuttle or space station, just looking out the window at the universe. I believe visions like this is what Biosphere intended for this album. This isn't his typical style, but I welcomed the change because this album has a real magic. There isn't many albums out there that can truly create an image and scenerio in your head like this one can. Minimal space ambience.
PhilPDX

PhilPDX

September 18, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Autour De La Lune, CD, Album, TO:62
I think this is a wonderful album, and I'm surprised at all the negative comments. Also, Geir as Biosphere may usually have a little more going on than this, but it seems to me a very natural progression from his other works, esp. after ShenZhou. Excellent minimal ambient.
upland

upland

July 31, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Autour De La Lune, CD, Album, TO:62

An interesting release. You really need a very good speaker system and room acoustics in order to appreciate this album fully.

I really wonder though why Geir Jenssen didn't use a different alias (or just his own name) for this release because it is -so- different from any other Biosphere release that came before and after it.

DarkSoul

DarkSoul

November 13, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Autour De La Lune, CD, Album, TO:62
Wow ... What can i say! Im really impressed by this album. It makes all the prior Biosphere albums seem like pop music. This is deep, this is dark, this is minimal, this is actually disturbing. Some of these tracks makes your ears hurt, even though it's ambient music, but still you can't help listening. I have never heard ambient music as deep as this. Biosphere on this album, really experiments with the extremes. The bass is so deep that you can only really hear it with headphones, otherwise you'll just feel the rumbling below you ... it's really that deep ... And then we have the disturbingly high pitched monotone sounds, that almost makes your ears bleed ... wow! ... This is the deepest ambient i have ever heard, makes everything else obsolete ... I hope Biosphere will continue this style in the future ... Respect! ...
entenmann

entenmann

January 21, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Autour De La Lune, CD, Album, TO:62

This does develop at a much different pace than Substrata, etc, but it's still quality work. It's got a lot more drone, and shares common ground with Coil's 'Time Machines' disc. You might miss out some with the headphones on though - some tracks are in large part bass vibrations that benefit from proper woofers.
isolationist

isolationist

January 4, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Autour De La Lune, CD, Album, TO:62
It's unfortunate to read all the negative reviews above. Perhaps the above readers have the wrong perspective. Biosphere may not be giving them something they expected to hear, but he is giving us something altogether different - and it is grand.

Most importantly, Autour De La Lune simply must be heard on headphones to really "hear" it, or else one is bound not to perceive its true depth. All the subtle sounds carefully placed have the effect of expanding the brain and opening it up to a unique sonic experience. Turn on a blacklight, pop in Autour De La Lune on headphones and sit quietly in meditation for twenty minutes and you will feel the impressions and effects of Autour De La Lune; it is sublime. You can never ever lose with Biosphere before bedtime, he is the ambient master.
JeanMarcDekesel

JeanMarcDekesel

August 18, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Autour De La Lune, CD, Album, BS082CD

The French organisation <I>l’Atelier de Création Radiophonique de France Culture</I> already ordered the terrific <I>Zyklop</I> album from Thomas Koner in 2002, and this time the honour went to <B>Biosphere</B> who also delivered a very minimal realization.<BR><B>Autour De La Lune</B> - apparently an allusion to Jules Verne’s <I>De La Terre A La Lune</I> (from the Earth to the Moon) - continues to focus on minimalism and no beats at all are to be found. Instead of that, extreme attention went to the exploration of the deep and subsonic area. Playing this on a seriously amped system is an amazing experience, in fact, it is a necessity or the album will not make sense. I had the chance to see Biosphere live with this material a couple of months before the release and remember how the music forced everyone down to the floor - whether it was to go sit or to go laying - and how we then got crushed by the extreme bassscapes rolling through the building. No hushed ambient there, no, Geir turned the knobs wide open! Think we all left afterwards kind of wondering what happened that night, not really knowing what to make of it, me even thinking that the rattling and squeaking of the building actually matched nicely with the exhaled massive power… Thinking of a journey to the moon seems to make most sense indeed: the extreme droning of the machinery propelling all forward, the minimal sound of emptiness and the glassy sounds of the small you with your fragile bleeping equipment brought in front of a dark massive moon … One of the more difficult Biospheres that will not be appreciated by all, but will be a discovery for others.<BR>