Available: 21st January 2022
Iconic Norwegian producer and composer Biosphere follows up his evocative 'Angel's Flight' release with a new album set for release early in 2022. Shortwave Memories is an album inspired by the post-punk electronic music of the late 70's and early 80's, especially the productions of figures like Martin Hannett and Daniel Miller.
"The last few Biosphere albums have all been made using samples and software, but Shortwave Memories is a return to vintage analog hardware from the late 70s and early 80s. Most of these instruments do not have any presets or memory storage, so all the sounds were programmed from scratch. The idea was not so much to make music that sounds like it was written in the same period. It's more like what would happen if I had the chance to use the same instruments, and applied the same meticulous attention to detail as the producers mentioned above."
Presented as a continuous sonic journey, this stunning record unequivocally manifests a world of it's own and already feels like a timeless addition to the rest of the Biosphere catalogue.
a2. Interval Signal
b1. Night Shift
c1. Shortwave Memories
d2. Transfigured Express
Release Date: 12th February 2021
Biosphere is the main recording name of Geir Jenssen (born 30 May 1962), a Norwegian musician who has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music. He is well known for his works on ambient techno and arctic themed pieces, his use of music loops, and peculiar samples from sci-fi sources. His 1997 album Substrata was voted by the users of the Hyperreal website in 2001 as the best all-time classic ambient album.
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.
a1. Nook & Cranny
a3. Miniature Rock Dwellers
a4. Le Grand Dôme
b1. Black Lamb & Grey Falcon
b2. When I Leave
b3. Iberia Eterea
b4. Moistened & Dried
c1. Algae & Fungi, Pt. 1
c2. Algae & Fungi, Pt. 2
c3. Too Fragile to Walk On
d1. When I Leave (Finely Tuned Version)
d2. Algae & Fungi (Candelaria Version)
f1. Slowly Etching