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Biosphere - The Senja Recordings


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I guess this wasn't posted here yet?

https://biosphere.bandcamp.com/album/the-senja-recordings

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The Senja Recordings is a collection of various outdoor recordings and studio improvisations recorded on the island of Senja, Arctic Norway, between 2015 and 2018. 

Boomkat: "Geir Jenssen yields a most Biosphere of Biosphere recordings with this new album recorded on a Norwegian island within the arctic circle 

Leading on from recent years’ ‘Departed Glories’ and ‘Petrified Forest’, the 66 minute long and 17-track wide suite of ‘The Senja Recordings’ arguably amounts to the most significant Biosphere outing of this decade. Taking its title from Norway’s 2nd largest island, where it was conceived, the album features outdoor sounds and improvisations made during Jenssen’s stays between 2015-2018 and finds the artist more porous than ever to distorted, granular textures along with his trademark palette of elemental electronics. It’s essentially the artist getting closer than ever to his surroundings and cutting down the space between there and your ears. 

From the sounds of it, one can only imagine Jenssen had a quietly blissful time making this record. There’s the expected darkness for sure, but it always resolves with strong pangs of isolationist melody, cropping up Conet Project-like in ’Strandby’; glowing like a dawn aurora behind a granite cliff in ‘Berg’; or harmonising with the birds and air in ‘Fjølhøgget’ and the Aeolian harp-like tones of his ‘Bergsbotn’ trio, so named after the small village facing out to harsh North Atlantic. factor in the natural yet unearthly sounds picked up by his hydrophone in ’Skålbrekka’, and the gloaming solitude of his sublime closer ‘Hå’, and you have a top class Biosphere album, if you like this sort of thing." 

I like this quite a lot. The kind of arctic found sound and drone ambient I really dig.

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Biophon is distributed by Cargo (I think) so you should be able to pick up the CD on various sites. In the UK it's in stock at Norman, Boomkat, Amazon, etc. and his stuff is usually in HMV.

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sounding really nice..

edit: feels a bit weird for it to release during summer tho, is an odd feel listening to this at 25° n sunny weather 

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21 hours ago, purlieu said:

Biophon is distributed by Cargo (I think) so you should be able to pick up the CD on various sites. In the UK it's in stock at Norman, Boomkat, Amazon, etc. and his stuff is usually in HMV.

I was in the same boat, disappointed that the CD sold out, as I intentionally held off until release to pick up because there was just so much good stuff coming out. But this --^, very available for ordering elsewhere.

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