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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Decibel Download of the Day - Biosphere

posted by on September 16 at 18:15 PM

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It’s Sunday, it’s gray and a bit chilly outside, making it a perfect time for staring out the window and watching the world go by. Fitting the chill mood (and the download of the day slot) is Biosphere.

Biosphere’s Substrata is considered one of the best ambient albums ever made, placing Biosphere (Geir Jenssen) in elite company. I haven’t heard it, but today’s download does make for an interesting exploration of sound, space and texture. Jenssen is based out of the Arctic Circle’s Tromsų, Norway, and his signature “arctic sound” is all over this Fluxgate recording. It’s icy and isolated, with occasional flourishes to keep from descending into a boring sameness and a jarring beat that kicks in halfway through. I’m not usually into the ambient side of things but today, this recording works for me.

Fluxgate by Biosphere - [mp3 - more of the same]

Biosphere plays the Ambient Landscapes Showcase at Town Hall on Saturday, September 22. With Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie, and Rafael Irisarri.

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I'm always into the ambient side of things. Thanks for the post. Also, no coverage of the Cinematic Orchestra last night at Neumo's? They're such lovely boys.

Posted by kate | September 18, 2007 10:56 AM

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