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Patashnik [Reissue with bonus album]

by Biosphere

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cyberkafka
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cyberkafka This changed our lives back then, am happy to buy it again on bandcamp to close a full circle of times on this trip to it's ethernal planes.
Skashe
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Skashe Classic album and the bonus tracks are amazing aswell! Favorite track: Caboose.
Drexcited
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Drexcited Don't mind me, just picking up the must haves here and there. You must have this, by the way. Favorite track: Startoucher.
Screwd
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Screwd You don’t have this, then you aren’t human I mean alien......Earthlings you must have this!!!! The space shuttle is in dock...
Bobby Corbell
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Bobby Corbell This track turned me on to a much larger world of ambient music. Steve Roach, Max Corbacho...I've been entranced ever since. Such beauty, so much devotion. Special shout out to the Blue Mars stream. Thank you for making my daily soundtrack. Favorite track: The Shield.
GordonM
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GordonM I just received the Patashnik 2xCD. Real lovely artwork and packaging and well worth the wait! Favorite track: En-trance.
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Phantasm 04:50
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Startoucher 05:02
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Decryption 06:04
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Patashnik 06:13
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Mir 05:18
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The Shield 08:54
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SETI Project 05:58
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Mestigoth 01:43
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Caboose 05:12
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En-trance 04:40
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Juno 01:33
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Cloud X-4 05:52
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The Lightone 06:51
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AllMusic Review by Ned Raggett:

One reason why Jenssen's work stands out from the flood of early '90s ambient/techno releases is his strong sense of the quirkily creepy -- not in an Aphex Twin mode, but in his own particular way. The contrasting samples of a child quaveringly saying, "We had a dream last night," followed by a rougher sample saying, "We had the same dream," gives opening number "Phantasm" an unsettling feeling. Intensified by the, on the one hand, pretty, on the other, disturbing music, buried synth strings and a soft pulse accentuated by clattering noises deep in the mix, it kicks off the striking Patashnik very well. Though not as openly dark as acts like Lull, for instance, Biosphere still has an edge which isn't just melancholic, it's downright ominous at point. There's the slow crawl of "Startoucher," for instance, with its buried vocal snippets and deep bass drone, or the blend of the space signal atmospheres of "Mir" into the low, brooding intro to "The Shield." Not everything is so shadowy, though; Patashnik is primarily a relax and chill listening experience, but not without its gentle high points. "Novelty Waves," which became a crossover single in some quarters, has a good dancefloor sharpness to it even as Jenssen slyly sneaks in odd drones and samples through the mix. The opening snippet talking about an extraterrestrial disc jockey on "SETI Project" is good for a smile, as well as acting as a sharp lead-in to a fast rhythm track. Mostly, though, things continue on a deliciously unnerving pace throughout, gentle enough to go down easy but still just off enough to ensure you can't call this new age folderol for the rave generation.

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released April 19, 2016

©+℗ 2016 Biophon Records
Cat. no. BIO4D

Artwork by Knut Fjørtoft.
Designed by Joanna John.

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