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Polar Sequences
Hia, Biosphere
Polar Sequences
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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All Artists: Hia, Biosphere
Title: Polar Sequences
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Headphones
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 5/10/2005
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 047997581822

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Ambient Classic
lovemaster | Vero Beach, Florida United States | 01/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Biosphere and HIA created a classic Ambient Cd, by making polar sequences. It's one long trip, one moment you're in the middle of a boring reception, the next on the edge of a melting glacier. If you like Biosphere, this CD is a must-have; if you don't, maybe Polar Sequeces will make you change your mind. And I mean chill. Difficult to find though..."
A musical dance on the edge by two ambient magicians
yorgos dalman | Holland, Europe | 06/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Polar sequences" is the first collaboration between to ambient powerhouses: Geir Jenssen's Biosphere and Bobby Bird's Higher Intelligence Agency. The second would be the Birmingham, Scotland orientated "Birmingham frequencies"

Biosphere is most known for its landmark album "Substrata", a true work of genious. A perfect blend of vast scapes of ambient and use of existing sounds and voices. Other work worth mentioning is the more introverted "Shenzhou", the little bit more beat orientated "Cirque" and the jazz-influnced "Dropsonde"
Also a collaboration with Deathprod ("Nordheim transformed") and Tom Opdahl ("Black smoker") are quite collectables for anyone interested in Biopshere or ambient in general.

"Polar sequences" here is an album that ranks among the best of ambient in general and of both artists in particular. It's a live performance in Oktober 1995 on a mountain in Tromsø, Norway (Jenssen's hometown), in the Artic region. In summertime, the sun shines night and day, in winter time, the darkness creeps in and seems eternaly, until the dawn of next year's summer kisses the horizon again.

Samples of the machinery of the local cable lift, snow, moving crusts of ice, and more were used. The result is as mesmerising as Biosphere landmark album "Substrata".
The last track "Meltwater" is as hypnotic as it is astonishing. Pieces of ice seem to float in icy water and produce hollow cracking sounds as the crusts scrape along side each others edges. Literaly moving and mesmerising and a true work of art.

Deep in The Arctic
M. Kosenkov | Everywhere, USA | 04/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

I don't really want to share my listening experience from this album, because it may influence your comprehension of what you are going to hear on this CD, by pre-defining feelings and images. Take your own journey in to soundscapes of the "land of the midnight sun"
Relax and enjoy...

I'm sure you would like to know this. This is printed on the inlay of the album: