Hia* | Biosphere ‎– Polar Sequences

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Beyond ‎– RBADCD17, Beyond ‎– rbadcd17
CD, Album, Special Edition
19 Aug 1996


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Recorded live in Tromsø, Northern Norway, October 95.
(Geir Jenssen appears courtesy of R&S Records)

'Tromsø, 70 degrees north, in the Arctic region, in the middle of the most active northern lights zone. In summer time, land of the midnight sun. In winter, total darkness.

In October 1995, as part of the annual Polar Music Festival, Geir Jenssen of Biosphere and Bobby Bird of The Higher Intelligence Agency, were commissioned by Nor Concerts to collaborate together on a musical project to take place in Geir's home town of Tromsø, Norway. The brief was for them to perform three concerts, using sounds sourced from the area as the basis of the music - the machinery of the local mountain cable lift, the snow, the ice etc…

The performances from which this recording is taken, took place on top of a mountain above Tromsø, in a cabin reached by the cable car, in which the audience were transported up the mountain in turn.'

Catalog number on spine: RBADCD17
Catalog number on disc: rbadcd17

Released in a jewel case with frosted transparent tray, with a sealing sticker over the top of the case.
Main artists are credited as "hia | biosphere" on the sticker and "Higher Intelligence Agency | Biosphere" on the spine.

[From back sleeve portion of sticker:]
℗ and ©
1996 Beyond Records Ltd. BCM box 8098, London WC1N 3XX. Beyond email to upxbeyond@waveform.demon.co.uk
Special edition. One of five thousand. Made in the UK. All rights reserved. Distributed by Pinnacle in the UK by arrangement with China Records. Distributed by PIAS in Benelux. Distributed by EFA in Germany. (EFA Cat No. 00917-2)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text - Sticker): 5 021732 300928
  • Barcode (Scanned - Sticker): 5021732300928
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): C2371 RBADCD 17 • 1:0 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L122
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2322

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