Shenzhou (album)

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Shenzhou
Studio album by Biosphere
Released 3 June 2002
Genre Ambient
Length 56:30
Label Touch Records
Biosphere chronology
Substrata 2
(2001)
Shenzhou
(2002)
Autour de la Lune
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Headphone Commute Favorable [2]

Shenzhou is an album by ambient musician Biosphere which was released on June 3, 2002. The structure and sound of this album is drastically minimalistic in comparison with Geir Jenssen's previous work up to this point, a concept that would be further elaborated upon with the next album. Samples are taken from several of Claude Debussy's orchestral works, particularly La Mer and Rondes de printemps. The album's name, "Shenzhou", aside from being the name of the Chinese manned-spaceflight vehicles, means magic vessel.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shenzhou" – 5:04
  2. "Spindrift" – 4:37
  3. "Ancient Campfire" – 7:45
  4. "Heat Leak" – 4:57
  5. "Houses on the Hill" – 5:43
  6. "Two Ocean Plateau" – 3:10
  7. "Thermal Motion" – 4:27
  8. "Path Leading to the High Grass" – 3:55
  9. "Fast Atoms Escape" – 3:29
  10. "Green Reflections" – 3:32
  11. "Bose-Einstein Condensation" – 2:47
  12. "Gravity Assist" – 7:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shenzhou - Biosphere". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  2. ^ Name (required). "Biosphere – Shenzhou (Touch) « Headphone Commute". Reviews.headphonecommute.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Biosphere: Shenzhou | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2002-11-13. Retrieved 2012-03-09.