Biosphere | Cirque (3LP) [BIO26LP]
Label: Biophon Records – BIO26LP
Format: 3 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress
Released| 12 Feb 2021
Cirque - originally released in 2000 - was Biosphere´s first album for the UK label Touch. This new re-issue comes with a 6-track bonus album and new artwork.
Mojo (UK): Fourth full album from ambient pioneer. Coming to prominence with 1992's Microgravity - which along with the first couple of Aphex/Polygon Window CDs, defined the genre ambient - Geir Jenssen as Biosphere has made three of the '90s' best albums, culminating with last year's near beatless Substrata. The idea - as it always was thanks to Eno's On Land - is music as environment (reflecting, creating): working from his base in Tromso, Arctic Norway, Jenssen offers a polar, Apollonian exploration of the human psyche. Cirque is a perfectly constructed 47-minute sequence: cold clarity up against real depth of field, synth cycles dissolving into sudden moments of sonic revelation that sound like a waking dream - try the first 20 seconds of Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. (And if you think that's pretentious - your loss). Inspired by the story of a young American, Chris McCandless, who walked alone into the Alaskan wilderness and perished, Cirque balances the tightrope between warmth and unease, resolving into a moon melody that leaves you a peace. What a good record! [Jon Savage].
- P+C 2016 Biophon Records.
- Cat. no. BIO26.
- All tracks written by Geir Jenssen.
- All tracks published by Sony ATV, except track 14-17 published by Biophon Records.
- Wings over High Plains. Photos by Geir Jenssen.
- Designed by Joanna John.
A1 Nook & Cranny
A2 Le Grand Dôme
A4 Black Lamb & Grey Falcon
B1 Miniature Rock Dwellers
B2 When I Leave
B3 Iberia Eterea
B4 Moistened & Dried
C1 Algae & Fungi (Part 1)
C2 Algae & Fungi (Part 2)
C3 Too Fragile To Walk On
D1 When I Leave (Finely Tuned Version)
D2 Algae & Fungi (Candelaria Version)
F1 Slowly Etching
# Experimental # Ambient # Electronica
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