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Biosphere ‎| Departed Glories (2LP+CD) [STS281LP]


Biosphere ‎| Departed Glories
Label: Smalltown Supersound ‎– STS281LP
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, CD, Album
Released| 23 Sep 2016

It’s easy to forget that Norway shares a short stretch of frontier with Russia, right at the northernmost tip of the country. That region is where Geir Jenssen, the Norwegian electronic producer behind Biosphere, comes from, and where he has been composing his austere, disturbing and deeply textured ambience since the early 1980s.

Biosphere has released many albums to date including 'Substrata,' voted the greatest ambient album of all time on the Hyperreal website, and has collaborated with Arne Nordheim, Higher Intelligence Agency, Deathprod, Pete Namlook and Bel Canto.

His 12th album 'Departed Glories' is his first in almost five years and marks a new deal with the Oslo independent label Smalltown Supersound. On the cover is a photo of the Russian landscape taken more than a hundred years ago. It’s part of an incredible cache of recently discovered images by the photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, who pioneered a form of colour photography using three sheets of glass, and left us with a collection of hauntingly beautiful pictures of a vanished world.

A1 Out Of The Cradle
A2 Wyll And Purpose
A3 Down On Ropes
A4 Free From The Bondage You Are In
A5 With Their Paddles In A Puddle
B1 Than Is The Mater
B2 Sweet Dreams Form A Shade
B3 Aura In The Kitchen With The Candlesticks
C1 Departed Glories
C2 Whole Forests Of Them Appearing
C3 Invariable Cowhandler
C4 Behind The Stove
C5 You Want To See It Too
D1 Good Case And Rest
D2 Tomorrow Then We Will Attend
D3 With Precious Benefits To Both
D4 Fall Asleep For Me

# Ambient # Experimental