Biosphere

Geir Jenssen started out as a part of the trio Bel Canto, after a short period with the solo-project Bleep in 1990, he left Bel Canto after their 2nd album, and started his solo career as Biosphere in 1991. He soon got the status as one of the pioneers of the ambient genre, and in 2001 he received the norwegian Grammy, Spellemannsprisen, for his fifth album Cirque.

More info, discography, press photos etc at the official Biosphere pages.

[Press photos]

Discography

as Biosphere

  • Microgravity CD (Origo Sound 1991)
  • The Fairy Tale 12" (Origo Sound 1991)
  • Microgravity (same tracks as Origo Sound CD) CD / LP (Apollo 1992)
  • Baby Satellite 12" (Apollo 1993)
  • Patashnik CD (Origo Sound 1994)
  • Patashnik CD / DLP (Apollo 1994)
  • Seti Project CD-single / 12" (Apollo 1994)
  • Novelty Waves 12" (Apollo 1995)
  • Novelty Waves CD-single (Origo Sound 1995)
  • Novelty Waves CD-single (Apollo 1995)
  • Novelty Waves 2 CD-single (Apollo 1995)
  • Novelty Waves promo CD-single (Apollo 1995)
  • Novelty Waves promo 12" (Apollo 1995)
  • Best Of Biosphere CD (Sony Japan 1996)
  • Higher Intelligence Agency/Biosphere: Polar Sequencies (collaboration between Geir Jenssen and Bobby Bird) CD (Beyond 1996)
  • Insomnia CD-single (Origo Sound 1997)
  • Insomnia CD (Origo Sound 1997)
  • Substrata (* bonus tracks on Japan release on Allsa) CD (Origo Sound/All Saints/Thirsty Ear/Allsa 1997)
  • Biosphere/Deathprod: Nordheim Transformed (Compositions by Arne Nordheim transformed by Biosphere (*) and Deathprod (+)) CD (Rune Gramofon 1998)
  • Higher Intelligence Agency/Biosphere: Birmingham Frequencies (collaboration between Geir Jenssen and Bobby Bird) CD (Headphone 2000)
  • Cirque CD / LP (Touch/April 2000)
  • Substrata / Man With A Movie Camera (CD1: remastered version of the 1997 version. CD2: tracks taken from commisioned music to the silent movie The Man With The Movie Camera) DCD (Touch 2001)
  • BS057CD Shenzhou CD (Beatservice Records 2002)
  • Shenzhou (same tracks as Beatservice release) CD (Touch 2002)
  • BS082CD Autour De La Lune CD (Beatservice Records 2004)
  • Autour De La Lune (same tracks as Beatservice release) CD (Touch 2004)
  • Dropsonde LP (Touch 2005)
  • BS083CD Dropsonde CD (Beatservice Records 2006)
  • BS096CD Cirque CD (Beatservice Records 2007)
  • BS105CD Microgravity CD (Beatservice Records 2007)
  • BS106CD Patashnik CD (Beatservice Records 2007)
  • BS107CD Insomnia CD (Beatservice Records 2007)

compilation contributions

  • Nova Norvegia (Get) Into The Arctic Groove CD / DLP (Second Hand 1991)
    Biosphere: Hypnophone
  • Ur-Rauten CD (dBut 1992)
    Biosphere: Botanical Dimensjons
  • Apollo Compilation CD (Apollo 1993)
    Biosphere: Cloudwalker II
  • TOS.CD - Tromsø Techno 1994 (BSCD001) CD (Beatservice Records 1994)
    Biosphere: Fairy Tale (remix)
  • Ambient Auras CD (Rumour 1994)
    Biosphere: Baby Interphase
  • In Order To Dance 5 CD (R&S 1994)
    Biosphere: SETI Project
  • State Of The Art vol. 2 CD (Groove Kissing 1994)
    Biosphere: Novelty Waves
  • Trance Europe Express 3 CD (TEE 1994)
    Biosphere: The Third Planet
  • Apollo Compilation II DCD (Apollo 1995)
    Biosphere: The Seal And The Hydrophone / Biosphere: Patashnik
  • Ravebase Phase Three CD (Polystar 1995)
    Biosphere: Novelty Waves
  • Serenity Dub 2.1 PM CD (Incoming 1995)
    Biosphere: Botanical Dimensions
  • The Throne Of Drones CD (Sombient 1995)
    Biosphere: En Trance
  • Trancentral Three Mainlining CD (Kickin Music 1995)
    Biosphere: Novelty Waves
  • Two A.D. CD (Waveform 1995)
    Biosphere: Baby Interphase
  • R&S Ambient Classics CD (R&S/Sony Japan 1996)
    Biosphere: Baby Interphase (remix)
  • Textures DCD (Volume 1996)
    Biosphere: The Third Planet
  • All That Glitter Is Gold CD (All Saints/Thirsty Ears 1997)
    Biosphere: Sphere Of No-Form
  • Distance To Technoland CD (Distance 1997)
    Biosphere: Novelty Waves
  • Frankfurt Beat: Red Box 4xCD (Frankfurt Beat Productions 1997)
    Biosphere: Novelty Waves
  • The Big Chill: Pipedreams CD (Rumour 1997)
    Biosphere: Poa Alpina
  • Arctic Circles - a collection of sub zero soundscapes (BSCD015) CD (Beatservice Records 1997)
    Biosphere: When I Leave
  • Touch Sampler 3 CD (Touch 1998)
    Biosphere: Knives in Hens
  • Love Comes Shining Over The Mountains CD (Rune Gramofon 1999)
    Biosphere/Deathprod: Transparenza (live)
  • The Sky Goes All The Way Home DCD (Voiceprint 1999)
    Biosphere: Birdwatching
  • UKS-Forum no. 1 / 2 1999 CD (UKS 1999)
    Biosphere: Expansion/Contraction
  • Absolute Zero CD (Charm 2000)
    Biosphere: Superfluid
  • Chillout Basscapes DCD (Area Code 2000)
    Biosphere: Star Toucher
  • Free Your Ears vol. 1 CD (atrecordings.com 2000)
    Biosphere: When I Leave
  • The Big Chill/Enchanted DCD (The Big Chill 2000)
    Biosphere: Heights of the Depths
  • Touch 00 CD (Touch 2000)
    Biosphere: Sun-baked
  • Krydsfelt Nordpol CD (Resonance 2001)
    Biosphere: Vi kan tenka digitalt, vi kan tala digitalt
  • Light CD-EP (Touch 2001)
    Biosphere: When I Leave (finely tuned mix) / Biosphere: Algae & Fungi (candelaria mix
  • MGRS RMXS DLP (Migros 2001)
    Biosphere: Die Luftseilbahn
  • Enquéte sur Le Monde Invisible (soundtrack) CD (Universal Music Jazz France 2002)
    Biosphere: Kobresia / Biosphere: Silene / Biosphere: Trasparenza / Biosphere: Lounge / Biosphere: Field / Higher Intelligence Agency/Biosphere: The Rotunda
  • Star Switch On CD (Touch 2002)
    Biosphere: Night & Dawn
  • X-Rated: The Electronic Files CD (Boudisque Recordings 2002)
    Biosphere: Valchrie
  • Money Will Ruin Everything DCD/book (Rune Gramofon 2003)
    Biosphere: Colpa Mia
  • Back To Mine - Pet Shop Boys DCD (DMC 2005)
    Biosphere: Microgravity:
  • Touch Scientists United DCD (Touch 2005)
    Biosphere: Visible Invisible
  • Supperclub Arrogance DCD (United Recordings 2007)
    Biosphere: Birds Fly By Flapping Their Wings
  • TOS.CD - Tromsø Techno 1994 - digital re-release (BS001D) Digital Album (Beatservice Records 2014)
    Biosphere: Fairy Tale (remix)



as Time Probe (member)

    compilation contributions

    • Nova Norvegia (Get) Into The Arctic Groove CD / DLP (Second Hand 1991)
      Time Probe: Bite The Force



    as Bleep

    • In Your System 12" (SSR 1989)
    • I Said Bleep: Sure Be Glad When You're Dead 12" (SSR 1989)
    • A Byte Of AMC 12" (SSR 1990)
    • North Pole By Submarine (* CD only) CD / LP (SSR 1990)
    • The Launchpad 12" (SSR 1990)

    compilation contributions

    • SSR Compilation 1 CD / LP (SSR 1989)
      I Said Bleep: Sure Be Glad When You're Dead / Bleep: In Your System
    • The SSR Compilation - The New Beat r/Evolution CD/LP (Nettwerk 1989)
      I Said Bleep: Sure Be Glad When You're Dead / Bleep: In Your System
    • Norsk Epleslang MC (Lillebror 1990)
      Bleep: Lukenia
    • Freezone 1 DCD/3xLP (SSR 1994)
      Bleep: The Launchpad (boomerang mix)



    as Cosmic Explorer

    • The Hubble EP 12" (E.T.C. 1993)

    compilation contributions



      as The Fires Of Ork (member)

      • The Fires Of Ork (collaboration with Geir Jenssen & Pete Namlook) CD (Fax 1993)
      • The Fires Of Ork (same tracks as Fax CD) CD (Apollo 1994)
      • The Fires Of Ork 12" (Apollo 1994)

      compilation contributions

      • Logic Trance 2 DCD/DLP (Logic 1994)
        The Fires Of Ork: The Fires of Ork II
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