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BiosphereInsomnia

Label:Origo Sound – SOUND 15, Origo Sound – sound 15
Format:
CD, Album
Country:Norway
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Genre:Electronic, Stage & Screen
Style:Abstract, Soundtrack, Score, Minimal, Ambient, Experimental

Tracklist

1Proem3:16
2Lounge2:29
3Forum4:15
4Field4:37
5Probe1:30
6Yard1:17
7Shade2:26
8Ride2:44
9Chamber2:25
102nd Field5:41
11Rush1:33
12Transit1:47
13Visit1:28
14Gate1:39
15Quay3:08
16Tunnel5:39
17Insomnia (Alanïa Mix)3:27
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Notes

© 1997 Origo Sound
℗ 1997 Geir Jenssen

Subtitled "No Peace For The Wicked". This is the soundtrack to the 1997 Norwegian movie 'Insomnia' directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg.

Track 17 mixed for Drum Island Production.

Cat# on artwork: SOUND 15
Cat# on CD: sound 15

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 040489 000156
  • Rights Society: n©b
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): TOCANO DK 22132
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L851
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2Z02
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): TOCANO DK 22132
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L851
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2Z04

Other Versions (5 of 8)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Insomnia (CD, Album, Misprint, Reissue, Digipak)Beatservice RecordsBS107CDNorway2007
Insomnia (17×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Biophon RecordsBIO5CDNorway2007
Insomnia (17×File, WAV, Album)Biophon RecordsBIO5CDNorway2007
Insomnia (17×File, AIFF, Album)Biophon RecordsBIO5CDNorway2007
Insomnia (CD, Album, Reissue, Digipak)Beatservice RecordsBS107CDNorway2007

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Reviews

  • winesue's avatar
    winesue
    That has to be one of the worst album covers of all time.
    • lowdown's avatar
      lowdown
      Tunnel is for me still the best track he has ever made. This crossover between dub and ambient leaves you in a haze.
      • scoundrel's avatar
        scoundrel
        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.

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