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Biosphere

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3.96 | 5 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

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1. Sendai-1 (8:01)
2. Shika-1 (7:54)
3. Joyo (5:31)
4. Ikata-1 (5:05)
5. Monju-1 (2:42)
6. Genkai-1 (6:37)
7. Oi-1 (5:10)
8. Monju-2 (3:58)
9. Fujiko (4:56)

Total Time 49:54

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Gier Jenssen

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Touch (2011)

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3.96
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Review by colorofmoney91
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4 stars One of my personal favorites from 2011, Biosphere creates the perfect album to accompany thoughts and dreams of studying the most beautiful of plants.

N-Plants is mostly progressive airy ambiance that is driven by a light non- percussive beat. A lot of progressive electronic on this site has a very spacey atmosphere, and can easily become soundtracks for imaginary cosmic travel or, you know, whatever; N-Plants can also profoundly affect mental imagery, but is much more earthy and, for me, conjures up images of being in college greenhouses as young brilliant minds work tirelessly on genetically altering various species for various reasons. This definitely sounds like it was created by an artist named Biosphere (which in scientific terms is the zone of the Earth where life dwells, being plants and animals).

The tracks have Japanese titles, which makes me think of Parasite Eve for no other reason than me not knowing how to speak or read any Japanese coupled with the profound scientific aura of this album's material. The constant pulsating and mathematical drive of nearly all of these tracks provide the perfect soundtrack for Dr. Toshiaki is working in his lab tirelessly to successfully manipulate his brain dead wive's mitochondria to replicate her form (the soundtrack for the ensuing destruction and carnage is not going to be found on this album, however). Just to be clear: I'm referring to both the book and movie versions of Parasite Eve, because I've not played the game.

There is also a strange inclusion of vocal samples taken from various unknown Japanese folk talking about something, which doesn't seem important for any other reason other than to remind you that this music is somehow influenced by Japan. The voices sound somewhat motherly, which I guess is always a good thing. Besides this, some of these tracks get very bassy and seem strongly influenced by Boards of Canada.

Though the tracks on this album mainly work together as a whole to get its point across, there are still some very standout moments. "Genkai-1" and "Oi-1" sound the most influenced by Boards of Canada and actually pulls it off extremely well without sounding like a rip-off, and they both feature rattling bass and an infectious mid-tempo groove. "Fujiko" especially displays the science atmosphere that I've been so dorkishly trying to portray, and mostly brings up memories of the ever so epic Super Metroid soundtrack for Brinstar overgrown with vegetation. "Sendai-1" is another standout (also the first track) that really gives off the greenhouse atmosphere that I've mentioned before and really sets the tone that the entire album relies on.

Upon reviewing my review for N-Plants I've realized that I've topped my usual standard for dorkiness in my awkward explanations of music. Anyway, this really is a great album with undertones of earthly science influence that lives up the artist's namesake. Because this is mostly ambience and pure chill-out music, I'd recommend this to the biomedical engineering students of the world who need new music that works as a background for their studies and can also supply relaxing but engaging tunes during the study breaks in between. I am a huge, huge dork.

I'd also like to take this time to recommend the book Parasite Eve by Hideaki Sena, so maybe you can understand what I'm talking about...

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