Shenzou is Biosphere’s 2002 record, upon which most of the tracks were built out of scratchy old vinyl samples of Debussy recordings, which lends the album a Gas-like classical flavour beneath all that nice shimmering looping ambience. This reissue of Shenzou also contains the album The Samphire Tower in full, as a bonus! Double CD and triple LP editions.
Vinyl Triple LP £24.99 BIO27LP
Remastered 3LP reissue on Biophon Records. Includes bonus album 'The Samphire Tower'.
CD £11.99 TO55
USED OOP Digipak CD on Touch, EX-/EX+ (faint mark to edge of disc).
CD £11.99 BIO27
Remastered 2CD reissue on Biophon Records. Includes bonus album 'The Samphire Tower'.
8/10 Jack 28th December 2017
Shenzou is more in the line of early loop masters, such as John Cage, with the idea that repeating samples of recorded material can produce a music of its own - slowly unfolding, never trying to arrive somewhere, but either for active or passive listening. No melody stands out at first, the loops floating above understated rhythm and familiar harmonies. But, listen long enough and a kind of melody comes out. It took me a few hearings to understand what Biosphere is doing here - when I got it, I became hooked.
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