Geir Jenssen born 30 May  is a Norwegian electronic musician who records as Biosphere. His album Substrata was voted by the users of the Hyperreal website in as the best all-time classic Enigma - Voyageur album. He Propinquity - Ian Matthews* - Valley Hi inspired by the music of artists such as New OrderDepeche ModeWireand Brian Enowhich he described as "like discovering a new universe—a universe which I wanted to be a part of".
Inhe left the band in order to pursue a different music style altogether, and began using a sampler. Throughout the late s, Jenssen used the moniker Bleep, under which he produced various 12" recordsnow releasing records via the Crammed Discs subsidiary SSR. His early Biosphere (1999 Club Anthem) - Vienna Project - Biosphere (Anthem 1999) were from acid house and Biosphere (1999 Club Anthem) - Vienna Project - Biosphere (Anthem 1999) Beat music.
Further singles followed in and before Jenssen abandoned the Bleep moniker and again changed musical direction. Following the release of The North Pole by SubmarineJenssen began releasing his music as Biosphere on obscure Norwegian compilation albums. Inthe second Biosphere album, Patashnik was Biosphere (1999 Club Anthem) - Vienna Project - Biosphere (Anthem 1999) , through which 'Jenssen continued to explore his ambient-house stylings to an even greater extent.
Patashnik contained the first hints of the reduction in beat-driven song structure that would mark later Biosphere releases. Unlike the first album, Patashnik was quickly picked up Biosphere (1999 Club Anthem) - Vienna Project - Biosphere (Anthem 1999) a comparatively large international audience, which brought Biosphere greater recognition.
Shortly thereafter, "Novelty Waves" was released as a single featuring remixes by various other artistsand managed to chart in several countries, reaching 51 in the United Kingdom. Substratawhich 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.
InJenssen released Cirque on his new home Touchan ambient album driven by muffled beats, samples, and minimal atmospherics. Though Cirque briefly revisited territory covered by earlier Biosphere releases, the rhythm section throughout Polonaise Van L.
Mozart - Various - 25 Jaar Veghelse Muziek-School album remains an element of the background, unlike Jenssen's first two Biosphere releases, wherein the drums occupied a dominating proportion of the foreground. Inhe released Shenzhouthe fifth full-length album under the name Biosphere.
The material on the album draws from elongated, pitch-shifted loops taken from Debussy 's La Mer The Sea and Jeux. Released inAutour de la Lune stands as the most minimal and austere Biosphere album to date. The drones employed on this album are comparable to Coil 's album Time Machines in their timbre and slow rate of change. The bulk of this work was originally commissioned and broadcast in September by Radio France Culture for a musical evocation of Jules Verne.
InJenssen released Dropsondea half beatless, half rhythmic album composed of jazz rhythms evocative of Miles Davis ' s jazz fusion works. A partial vinyl sampler was released a few months earlier in Jenssen has scored a number of films, including Eternal Stars and Insomnia The album theme is related to nuclear plants in Japan. InJenssen 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 It Didnt Make Any Sense - Don Campau - Pen Pals 2 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 in his Picturehouse cinema tour in April In Jenssen announced a year-long break from touring due to his reported hatred of "airports, security checks, unhealthy food, air conditioning, hotels, etc. However he resumed concert activity in  and Jenssen is also an active climber and mountaineer.
This hobby is an inspiration on his work, as well as a source of natural sound samples. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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