Biosphere - Substrata [2 x LP]


Regular price £25.99 (£31.19 Inc VAT)

Release Date: 29th July 2022

One of the all-time classic ambient albums finally available on strictly limited edition 180gr vinyl. The vinyl edition of Substrata is released by Geir Jenssen's own label Biophon Records. It comes as a double gatefold album featuring the bonus track Laika (14:35). Biosphere is widely regarded as one of the legendary names in ambient / electronic music. Residing in Norway, near the Arctic Circle, he has found the focus to slowly and steadily create a self-contained aural universe, made up of reflective and immersive sound sculptures.

For almost fifteen years he has released a string of critically acclaimed albums. Substrata, which marked Jenssen's embarkation towards an intensely minimal style, is not only often considered to be Jenssen's best work to date, but is also seen as one of the all time classic ambient albums. David Stubbs, Melody Maker, 1997: "The best ambient album I've heard in an ice age, an album of terrifying, desolate and all-enveloping beauty". Re-mastered by Stefan Betke @ Scape Mastering, Berlin. New artwork by David Coppenhall.

a1 As The Sun Kissed The Horizon

a2 Poa Alpina

a3 Chukhung

b1 The Things I Tell You

b2 Times When I Know You'll Be Sad

b3 Hyperborea

c1 Kobresia

c2 Antennaria

c3 Uva-Ursi

d1 Sphere Of No Form

d2 Silene

d3 Laika