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BiosphereMicrogravity

Label:Origo Sound – OCD 9105
Format:
CD, Album
Country:Norway
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Techno, Downtempo, Ambient

Tracklist

1Microgravity5:12
2Baby Satellite5:04
3Tranquillizer8:18
4The Fairy Tale4:53
5Cloudwalker II5:26
6Chromosphere3:28
7Cygnus-A5:02
8Baby Interphase5:07
9Biosphere4:41
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Credits

Notes

The Fairy Tale samples synth from Alliance (4) - Thoughts Of You.

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  • Matrix / Runout: DURECO [01] OCD 9105
  • Rights Society: n©b

Other Versions (5 of 18)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Microgravity (CD, Album)ApolloAMBCD 3921Belgium1992
Microgravity (LP, Album)ApolloAMB LP 3921Belgium1992
Microgravity (LP, Album, White Label)ApollononeBelgium1992
Microgravity (CD, Album, Repress)Origo SoundSOUND 5Norway1994
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Microgravity (13×File, MP3, Album, 192 kbps)Biophon RecordsBIO 3 CDNorway2005

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Reviews

  • pocket.calculator's avatar
    Bought this mail order from Ultima Thule in 1991 on the strength of their listing, which simply said ‘ambient house’. Must’ve played it very day for a year.
    • Stormchaser's avatar
      Stormchaser
      Biosphere is Geir Jenssen from Tromsø, one of the driving forces behind Bel Canto, and later as a house musician under the name Bleep. Microgravity was his first release under the name Biosphere and marketed a new direction in his musical development. Here, spherical sounds and ambient soundscapes are mixed with hefty house rhythms and sampling technology. Biosphere achieved excellent reviews both at home and abroad, and Microgravity is today seen as a classic in ambient house.

      The CD starts with the title track, a calm, relaxing and soaring melody. Cut no. 2 Baby Satellite has from the very beginning the distinctive Biosphere sound which contains a strict order of all the technological elements. Tranquilizer has a more calm and balanced rhythm, the originality is unique, and the song has undoubtedly become a classic. The Fairy Tale, by the way Origo's only vinyl release (12 "), has a hard-hitting rhythm ala early house, and the melody has the arctic sound that Bel Canto also represents. Cloudwalker II is more adventurous and narrative, with its appropriate title about a cloud walker. Chromosphere introduces Jenssen an intense rhythm, it is extremely danceable and mechanical, and at the same time minimalist.Baby Interphase is a kind of version of cut no. Finally: The song Biosphere is darker and more dramatic than its predecessors, busy signals on the phone give the listener a "nasty" feeling.The melody is cinematic, scary and interesting, and is clearly a pointer to what should come on the sequel CD Patashnik three years later.

      Geir Jenssen could hardly have had a better debut than Microgravity. From day 1, he was seen as the godfather of all Norwegian electronic music, perhaps alongside Erik Wøllo and Arne Nordheim. 13 years after his debut, Biosphere continues to release records, even though he has left Origo. His latest release came out this summer (2004).

      -Jon Aanensen
      • ubername's avatar
        ubername
        Always thought this should of been included in Warp's Artificial Intelligence Series, a moody brilliant gem.

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