Label:Touch – TO:66CD
CD, Album
Style:Abstract, Downtempo, Ambient


1Dissolving Clouds4:28
2Birds Fly By Flapping Their Wings6:35
3Warmed By The Drift6:50
4In Triple Time5:50
5From A Solid To A Liquid5:19
7Fall In Fall Out7:10
8Daphnis 266:45
11People Are Friends10:39

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Released in six-panel Digipak.

Released December 2005 via Retail release 30 Jan 2006.

Different tracklisting to the "Dropsonde" vinyl edition, released a few months earlier, this CD adds six tracks (tracks 1, 3 to 6 and 11) but excludes the track "In The Shape Of A Flute".

Birds on "Birds Fly…" recorded in Cho Oyu Base Camp [5700], Tibet, Oct. 2001.

All tracks written and performed by Geir Jenssen (NCB).
Published by Touch Music (MCPS). Made in England.
℗ and © 2006 Touch. Also available as TO:66LP.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 027803 146624
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5027803146624
  • Label Code: LC 13014
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): TO66 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EDC TO66 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (#1, Variant 1): IFPI 0475
  • Mould SID Code (#2, Variant 1): IFPI 04AS
  • Mould SID Code (#1, Variant 2): IFPI 04BD
  • Other (Inner Ring, Variant 2): MADE IN THE U.K.
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Rights Society: NCB

Other Versions (5 of 16)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Dropsonde (LP, Album)TouchTO:66 LPUK2005
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Dropsonde (CD, Album, Digipak)Beatservice RecordsBS083CDNorway2006
Dropsonde (11×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)TouchTO66CDUK2006
Dropsonde (11×File, WAV, Album)TouchTO66CDUK2006
Dropsonde (11×File, AIFF, Album)TouchTO66CDUK2006



  • howIOSwouldreview4's avatar
    Edited 2 years ago
    Handmade milkshake transforms into genuine homo sapiens sapiens.
    • 4% high quality milk, 3 to 4 bananas, blender, carefully selected empty container.
    To be taken up to four times a day.
    • Djheaven's avatar
      magical magical magical magical magical magical magical magical magical magical
      • HipsterDoofus's avatar
        Edited 4 years ago
        Stars of the Lid, but sped up. Some tracks remind me of William Orbit - Hello Waveforms. Minimal and sophisticated at the same time. This would be a good choice to help you get through a hangover, because it's engaging but never dominating.
        • DerFeindHoertMit's avatar
          The music is spacey and organic at the same time, warm and pulsating – lounge music for otherworlds, easy listening for aliens.
          • tarwater3's avatar
            Edited 5 years ago
            What a great album, deep, sophisticated, it continues on what started with Cirque! I wish it was issued in double heavy vinyl for audiophiles who don't compromise with anything less than the black stuff!!!
            • ALightFromTheShadows's avatar
              This is one of Biosphere's most sophisticated albums.
              The whole album is a story, unmasking it's beauty and hidden qualities through emotional and creative adventures such as 'People are friends' (one of my most favourite tracks) and 'Dissolving Clouds' which are the two top songs on the album.
              In contrast between 'Dropsonde' and 'Substrata', this album definitely has the upper hand. While the quite, abstract and minimal sounds of 'Substrata' are excellent, 'Dropsonde' is much stronger and more emotional then any of his other works.
              This is an album ambient fans cannot miss. 5/5
              • john_k_'s avatar
                Edited 18 years ago
                This Biosphere's work is wonderful. Although the sound landscapes are close to his previous releases , I think that this one is less experimental. This fact doesn't mean that its of a lower quality. The production is very sophisticated and mature.
                As stated in a comment of the LP release the smooth jazzy drums is something new to Biospheres productions that makes this release more 'appropriate' for a wider range of listeners.


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