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4 stars Everybody is entitled to have their own "space travelling" album, or at least song.

"Biosphere" a.k.a. Geir Jenssen's music has been somehow closer to earth, so to speak, in comparison to this 1992-1994 composed music, later released in 2014, "PATASHNIK 2" album.

It itself, has all the elements to be named "space-electronics", the art cover makes it quiet obvious in fact. Although it is far from being an all "ambient space music" project, in its usual understanding and considering of course, the subtle minimal lines this musician usually works with, this is "Biosphere's" trip to the stars record.

Attractive melody lines, unusual straight forward "drum boxes" , a sexy female voice in off, narrating and questioning here and there, the whole purpose of these cosmic voyages, while all the "atmospheric music" spirals around the lo-fi "trance-dance" electronics. This turn of events brings this project closer to the synth-rock/pop era of people like Gary Numan, Enigma, J.M. Jarre or even Brian Eno. But of course these are only references when it comes to musical language. Geir Jenssen's own way of expression, makes it all quiet clear that this is his OWN "rocket" to the stars.

If you are not set off by "drum boxes" (there are plenty, but not over the top), and of course belong to the selected few who enjoy Progressive/Electronics, this "Patashnik 2" is quiet a thrill, and low-key enough to always be surprising. As far as me, I've enjoyed it throughly and constantly, therefore ****4 PA stars!

admireArt | 4/5 |


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