Biosphere - Departed Glories FLAC album
Title: Departed Glories
Style: Ambient, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1432 mb
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His 12th album 'Departed Glories' is his first in almost five years and marks a new deal with the Oslo independent label Smalltown Supersound. On the cover is a photo of the Russian landscape taken more than a hundred years ago.
Departed Glories, his new record on Smalltown Supersound, marks the peak of this shift. Jenssen was born in 1962 in Tromsø, a small Norwegian city located far north, within the Arctic Circle. Despite periodic absences – most recently a short relocation to Krakow – he’s always remained in the area, and currently lives on the picturesque island of Senja, furthering our romantic image of the isolated electronic auteur living in a frozen world. Because it doesn’t have any tracks, it’s mostly field recordings – it was a bit too much to release a Biosphere album without music. I was going to ask why that trip was significant enough to record and release, but it was so you could get the cash! Not only, of course!
A new album from Norwegian ambient artist Biosphere is on the way, titled Departed Glories. It'll be the first new solo LP for Biosphere, AKA Geir Jenssen, in nearly five years (and his 12th overall). The 17-track album, set for a September release via Oslo's Smalltown Supersound, makes use of hundreds of samples taken from Eastern European and Russian folk music recordings, according to the label, which says Jenssen aimed to create "something reflecting psychological trauma. Aside from this upcoming LP, 2016 has also seen Jenssen put out a new EP and reissue his second album, Patashnik, via his own label Biophon. Meanwhile, Smalltown Supersound's releases this year include a Prins Thomas album and a Mungolian Jetset EP. Listen to "Sweet Dreams Form A Shade," a track from Departed Glories. Tracklist 01. Out Of The Cradle 02.
Listen free to Biosphere – Departed Glories (Out Of The Cradle, Wyll And Purpose and more). Label: Smalltown Supersound – STS281CD Format: CD, Album Country: Norway Released: 05 Aug 2016 Genre: Electronic Style: Ambient, Experimental The artist Jessica Ingram’s series of photographs Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial seems, at a glance, to simply portray beautiful or quotidian parts of the Southern landscape. But the postcard-ready images are backlit by an appalling fact: They were all the sites of racist murders.
BPM Profile Departed Glories. Album starts at 70BPM, ends at 124BPM (+54), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Biosphere. The Hilvarenbeek Recordings. The Petrified Forest.
Departed Glories is Norwegian ambient legend Biosphere's first release on Smalltown Supersound after a lengthy run of albums for Jon Wozencroft's drone-heavy Touch label, as well as several archival releases and reissues on the artist's own Biophon Records. No two Biosphere albums are alike (and there's over a dozen of them), but this one is much closer to the haunting, creaking soundscapes of his 1997 classic, Substrata, than his earliest techno releases, or even later albums like the jazzy Dropsonde (2005) or the downtempo N-Plants (2011)
In 2016, Jenssen released Departed Glories as Biosphere. The thematic focus of the album draws inspiration from the defence of Krakow from Nazi invasion during the Second World War. Jenssen conceived of the album while living in the city. Biosphere regularly performs live during electronic music festivals and in clubs throughout Europe and various other locales around the world. Live performances usually consist of Jenssen performing improvisations or variations on newer tracks on a laptop while video art is projected behind him; for example, full-screen video art was projected.