After researching the area he discovered that a Polish medieval queen Bronislawa, had hidden among the trees with some nuns in the 13th century to escape the invading Tartar hordes, and that a monument to her memory had been built and then destroyed by invading Austrians in the 19th. It made him speculate about what kind of music someone like Bronislawa might have heard while trembling among the trees?
Not real music, surely, but something the fears in the mind might conjure up. He went in search of local folk music, from Poland and Ukraine, and began to work with that material to transform it into something reflecting psychological trauma.
One image in particular, of an Armenian woman in a forest in what is now Turkey, especially got under his skin. All of these inspirational elements came together to provide the necessary propulsion to make Departed Glories, an album that sets the back of the neck hairs quivering in just the same way. Each sample fragment is like a sliver of glass plate, and like the photos, it has left a music that is radiant, ghostly and unforgettable.
Tomorrow Then We Will Attend. With Precious Benefits to Both. Fall Asleep for Me. Out of the Cradle Geir Jenssen. Well and Purpose Geir Jenssen. Down on Ropes Geir Jenssen. Than Is the Mater Geir Jenssen.
Departed Glories Geir Jenssen. Invariable Cowhandler Geir Jenssen. Though it was a convergence of several different interests and occurrences that ultimately led Jenssen to make such an uncharacteristic album, it was his daily walks along the Wolski forest during his brief time in Krakow that set the whole process in motion.
Initially, it was a place of fascination primarily because it was a beautiful place that had also been the site of mass executions during WWII, but his research into the region eventually led him to the story of Bronislawa, a 13th century nun of noble birth who eluded a Tartar raid by hiding in the forest with her fellow nuns.
While she allegedly saw a vision of the Virgin Mary during her lifetime, her perceived supernatural powers apparently remained effective long after her death, as she was beatified for protecting Zwierzyniec from cholera in the s. As interesting as her posthumous exploits are, Janssen was most struck by her time spent hiding in the forest and tried to imagine what sort of "music" a terrified nun hiding from a bloodthirsty horde might conjure up in her head.
CD , Album. Ambient , Experimental. Released in six-panel Digipak. There's an interesting story behind this album, and even behind the cover photo I'm sorry to say that this is the weakest point in Biosphere's otherwise exceptional catalogue. Too much air, too little substance. Reply Notify me 3 Helpful. Report this album or account. If you like Biosphere, you may also like:. Everywhere at the end of time by The Caretaker. Beautifully terrifying listen all the way through mttlhaus.
For those hopeless romantics out there, born too late and way too early, is perfect to set the mood. These melancholy sounds will leave you dreaming of a better future but with the realization that it's a future we are not a part of. It's soul crushing and depressing but pairs perfectly with the futile, mundane nature of life.
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