Birmingham Frequencies (remastered)

by Higher Intelligence Agency / Biosphere

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Patrick Dubby
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Patrick Dubby I missed this the first time around on CD so it was an absolute pleasure to enjoy it for the first time as a supremely detailed remaster, and graciously available in 24-bits. I'm enjoying it through headphones as I write, and a more vivid late-night urban soundtrack I can barely imagine.
Make sure you get the remastered 'Polar Sequences' album to compliment this release Favorite track: The Rotunda.
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dubluvr Well I think it's my fave. Heard on SomaFM and immediately came here to buy without listening to rest. It is that good!!. Can only hope rest of CD is as good as Midpoint. :)

Oh, btw... it was!!! Favorite track: Midpoint.
Ews Nsj
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Ews Nsj ESSENTIAL. this is not exclusively a remaster. i had to check to make certain my mind was not playing trick, but these are tweaked versions. several tracks are extended. Thank You for this excellent gift! the remastering is Fantastic... a subtle, beefier low-midness and bit more sparkle and an overall subtle but beautiful air and openness to the original recordings. Absolutely Essential work by these arists
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---Remastered from the original session tapes---

Milk Factory Review....

'Polar Sequences and Birmingham Frequencies are two parts of a same project. Polar Sequences, released in 1996, was recorded two years earlier, during Tromso’s Polar Music Festival. Tromso, hometown of Biosphere’s Geir Jenssen, is situated 70 degrees north, above the Arctic Circle, in Norway.
In 1995, the organisers of the festival commissioned Geir Jenssen and Higher Intelligence Agency’s Bobby Bird, a series of three concerts, using environmental sounds recorded in the area. The concerts were given on top of a mountain, where the audience was brought to in turn by cable car.
The second part of this project was put together by Bird and Jenssen, using a similar approach, this time set in Bobby Bird’s native Birmingham. The chosen venue was on the twelfth floor of the Rotunda, situated in the heart of the city. The one off event also featured videos and digital images, as well as a café and one of the best views over Birmingham.
The music created for the two events is very similar in form, the two artists creating a slow moving, chilled soundtrack. But where Polar Sequences feels very natural, using sounds of snow and melting ice, the only human interaction being the cable car, Birmingham Frequencies is definitely more urban. Voices of children playing in a park or a pelican crossing alarm are amongst the sounds used as the basis for the creation. These two records are complementary, and Jenssen and Bird both bring their own creativity and technology to a very interesting project. Absolutely unmissable.


released January 14, 2017

Written & Produced by Bobby Bird & Geir Jenssen


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