Saturday, July 12, 2008


Artist: Biosphere
Title: Substrata
Released in: 1997
Classic?: Yes

Word association time. Start word: Biosphere.

Bleak, gray, rust-colored, post-industrial, Arctic, tundra, snow, beautiful, piercingly melancholy, wistful guitar, like David Lynch, Twin Peaks samples, one of the saddest and best tracks ever Kobresia, ambient, idm, reminiscent of Slowdive's masterpiece Pygmalion, deeply moving.

One of the best electronica albums ever recorded. Those who claim electronic music can never capture human emotion should listen... and weep.

(NB: none of the Youtube links have good audio quality - listen through headphones and take with a grain of salt.)

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