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Over the years, I've bought a great many long players that fit into this category, but none even come close to Substrata. I still remember picking it up in Adrians years ago, a shop in Essex that always had a huge back catalogue of electronica. The cover caught my eye first, but, to be honest, I'd only ever heard of one or two of Geir's tracks before then (eg Novelty Waves). The names of the tunes on the back finally hooked me line & sinker and I bought it.
After my first listen (on my lovely Marantz CD player that's currently sitting in storage, godamnit), I was transfixed. After my second, I was telling everyone I knew who loved electronic music (and some who didn't) to buy it.
Goodness knows how many times I've listened to it since, but it is still one of the single greatest albums I've ever bought. Period.
Each section of the record has its merits, but without question 'Sphere of No Form' is a moment of genius. I still can't stop visualising being trapped in a wet, cold, pitch black labyrinth when listening to it - with something rather nasty lurking just around each blind corner...
I always did have one of those imaginations.
Buy it. Treasure it. Love it.
Thank you, Geir.
This album is an awesome collection of atmospheric ambience which really creates a "place" with the sound.
Personally it feels like you are in some cold artic wastes with the wind blowing around you and the cold wind blowing through you.
I think this album is an absolute classic and should be owned by anyone even slightly into ambient music.
Don't expect music you can dance to, just lie back and watch the clouds roll by.
This is quite possibly my favorite album of all time.
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