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- N-Plants by Biosphere
9/10 Brian Staff review, 24 June 2011
Geir Jenssen is total zen-master when it comes to producing ambient landscapes. Viewed reverentially as something of a visionary spirit within the techno world, his albums all carry a rich individuality and strong identity. What is remarkable and somewhat spooky about this eagerly awaited return to the fray is the concept - Geir was researching into the post-war economic boom in Japan and eventually narrowed his field of interest down to the humble old Japanese Nuclear power plant, their apparently safe location brought into question by the weight of historical ground faults and the prevailing geophysical dangers and risks, especially facing countries in the pacific region. How could he have known the awful fate that would befall poor Japan earlier this year? But with Biosphere's music, there is usually a strong wave of peace and optimism running throughout and this album is another classic offering I must say! With some of the most affecting gliding synths, android keys, understated pulsing rhythms and a divine underlying aura of tranquility, 'N-Plants' is a lush, cohesive album that flows beautifully, easily measuring up to past glories whilst sounding like little he's done before. When beats are employed they're unobtrusive, the electronic soundscapes he conjures up are breathtaking and sensual as you like. Like as in much Russian electronica, Norwegian ambient music possesses both intoxicating glacial moods and a strong human element in the playful, dreamy synth work. You truly get into the idea of these tunes all being attributed to the otherworldliness and powerful efficiency of such futuristic behemoths as Mihama - a chance encounter with a photo of that particular plant leading to the fruition of this particular project. One to treasure like all his others!!
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