8.3 / 10
- Artista: Biosphere,
Little did Geir Jenssen, the man behind the mythical ambient project Biosphere, imagine a few weeks after finalising the recording of his latest album, “N-Plants”, the concept behind it would become one of the most spine-chilling prophetic arguments in the world of music since the album sleeve of The Coup’s “Party Music”. The Norwegian had spent a lot of time thinking about the reconstruction of Japan after the nuclear cataclysm of WWII, and during that process he was fascinated and surprised to find that, in a region so sensitive to earthquakes, many of the nuclear plants in the country were built so close to the sea. And that was the theme and concept that shaped an album of which the title couldn’t be more descriptive and eloquent. Shortly after finishing the album, on 11th March, curiously enough, a tsunami as we know tragically hit Japan, setting off a series of explosions in the Fukushima nuclear facility, which got all alarm bells ringing and the old debates more alive than ever.