Biosphere – The Senja Recordings

Aug 06, 2019
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A collection of various outdoor recordings and studio improvisations recorded on the island of Senja, in the Arctic Norway, between 2015 and 2018, ”The Senja Recordings” can easily be labeled as audio ecology. I truly believe this record should be used as a promoter for climate change campaigns. 

For capturing the sounds of the island, Geir Jensenn used both field recorders and hydrophones - needless to say what a true blessing was for my ears to hear that unique underwater harmony. 

After the recording process, the next phase was, how Boomkat named, the "elemental electronics". This process refers to the digital transformations of nature sounds into electronic, through electronic synthesis

In every track I felt like I was experiencing one of the island's emotions. Sometimes in a hurry, sometimes melancholic, harsh even from time to time, but always intense. 

With StorDJupa I felt the walls in my room were starting to divide because of the sustained low frequencies, but then, Bergsbotn II and Bergsbotn III followed with more irie sounds, gradually transported from the right to the left ear and backwards. Steinfjord, the 13th track, captures the intensity of at least two layers of wind, giving the listener the nice feeling of a traveller. Listening to this track I remembered a quote from a movie ”God save the nomads”. 

Ha, the last track, is probably the most cinematic track of the record. The feeling of ”goodbye” is so intense that it gives you the impression you actually lost someone.

The record was released by Biophon Records on June 7th, 2019. 

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