Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Biosphere "Substrata"

Geir Jenssen, the mind behind all of this celestial musical brilliance, hails from Norway. It's a fact that this country's landscapes have influenced him as an artist and sound producer. If you still didn't know his "Biosphere" project, you should: take this in count, this album was elected as a classic ambient album, consistently in the top 5 in surveys on the Hyperreal ambient mailing list.
According to Wikipedia: "Biosphere's first truly ambient album, it has a theme of cold, of mountains and glaciers and running water. Sounds of howling wind and creaking wood, although infrequently employed, create a chilling soundscape interrupted by sonorous but quietly suspenseful music."
His music is hauntingly beautiful to me.
The songs featured in this album are:
  1. "As the Sun Kissed the Horizon" – 1:47
  2. "Poa Alpina" – 4:10
  3. "Chukhung" – 7:34
  4. "The Things I Tell You" – 6:28
  5. "Times When I Know You'll Be Sad" – 3:44
  6. "Hyperborea" – 5:45
  7. "Kobresia" – 7:12
  8. "Antennaria" – 5:05
  9. "Uva-Ursi" – 3:00
  10. "Sphere of No-Form" – 5:47
  11. "Silene" – 7:54
My favourite ones are: "Poa Alpina", "Hyperborea", "Antennaria" and "Sphere of No-Form". However, this album is peculiar and each song whispers stories to one's mind. Creativity stimulation, is what this is.
You can get the album here, if you want too... I strongly recommend this ambient album to any person who's willing for some "thought-stimulant"or just to relax.

Below is an unnoficial video of the song "Antennaria":

1 comment:

  1. Olá joão!

    Em resposta, deixo-te também com uma sugestão, Jasper TX - Singing Stones [2009]



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