Biosphere Unveils New Album
'Departed Glories' is due out September 23.
Departed Glories will be ambient specialist Geir Jenssen’s 12th studio full-length, and his first in almost five years. It follows on from a number of recent reissues of his earlier works, including Patashnik and Microgravity.
According to Smalltown Supersound, the upcoming LP was “constructed from hundreds of snippets of Eastern European And Russian folk music recordings, melted together to transform them into 17 unsettling and occasionally blindingly radiant beatless tracks.” Jenssen began to compose the album whilst he was living in Poland, inspired by the tales of Polish medieval queen Bronislawa, who had hidden among the trees in the local area during the 13th century, in order to escape the invading Tartar hordes.
Departed Glories will hit stores on September 23. Pre-order it at the Smalltown Supersound store. One of its cuts, “Sweet Dreams Form A Shade,” can be streamed in full below.
01. Out Of The Cradle
02. Well And Purpose
03. Down On Ropes
04. Free From The Bondage You Are In
05. With Their Paddles In A Puddle
06. Than Is The Mater
07. Sweet Dreams Form A Shade
08. Aura In The Kitchen With The Candlesticks
09. Departed Glories
10. Whole Forests Of Them Appearing
11. Invariable Cowhandler
12. Behind The Stove
13. You Want To See It Too
14. In Good Case And Rest
15. Tomorrow Then We Will Attend
16. With Precious Benefits To Both
17. Fall Asleep For Me