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Cirque [Reissue with bonus album]

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Steven Sauve
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Steven Sauve Minimal ambient at its best. Biosphere has an incredible ability to create music that always seems quiet, no matter how loud you play it.
Simon
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Simon Superb, I love the conversation samples throughout. Another ambient classic from the one and only Geir. Beautiful additional tracks in this release. Very graceful. Favorite track: Minuarta.
Will Long
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Will Long I always love albums that sound just like the cover art makes you imagine
Drexcited
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Drexcited Another one to just spin and dive in. Magnificent ambient tracks. I also love the drummy "Algae & Fungi" pieces. Very good album. Favorite track: Nook & Cranny.
tomvtec
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tomvtec This album is great as accompaniment to night work. For me it's is yet another face of nostalgia for not so distant and pleasant past. Favorite track: Le Grand Dôme.
Trond Haugen
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Trond Haugen The whole album is just brilliant! What Geir, is doing with his backcatalouge, is just awesome. Repressing everything on vinyl. Thank you so much. So people, tell all your friends: Buy Biosphere on vinyl! Favorite track: Le Grand Dôme.
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about

Cirque - originally released in 2000 - was Biosphere´s first album for the UK label Touch. This new re-issue comes with a 6-track bonus album and new artwork.

Mojo (UK): Fourth full album from ambient pioneer. Coming to prominence with 1992's Microgravity - which along with the first couple of Aphex/Polygon Window CDs, defined the genre ambient - Geir Jenssen as Biosphere has made three of the '90s' best albums, culminating with last year's near beatless Substrata. The idea - as it always was thanks to Eno's On Land - is music as environment (reflecting, creating): working from his base in Tromso, Arctic Norway, Jenssen offers a polar, Apollonian exploration of the human psyche. Cirque is a perfectly constructed 47-minute sequence: cold clarity up against real depth of field, synth cycles dissolving into sudden moments of sonic revelation that sound like a waking dream - try the first 20 seconds of Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. (And if you think that's pretentious - your loss). Inspired by the story of a young American, Chris McCandless, who walked alone into the Alaskan wilderness and perished, Cirque balances the tightrope between warmth and unease, resolving into a moon melody that leaves you a peace. What a good record! [Jon Savage].

credits

released November 11, 2016

P+C 2016 Biophon Records.
Cat. no. BIO26.
All tracks written by Geir Jenssen.
All tracks published by Sony ATV, except track 14-17 published by Biophon Records.
Wings over High Plains. Photos by Geir Jenssen.
Designed by Joanna John.

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