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Of the Swedish wave of ambient acts from the 1990’s, Johan Levin, the mastermind behind Desiderii Marginis, has created and developed his own unique sonic palette merging digital and analogue: melancholic electronica with electroacoustic elements and intravenous rhythms. From early on his music met with positive reactions resulting in albums on legendary Cold Meat Industry label, and Cyclic Law.
Shadow Biosphere’s first album ‘Parallel Evolution’ was released in Autumn 2014, to excellent reviews. Shadow Biosphere’s two members, Caroline Jago and Lesley Malone, form the core of Seventh Harmonic; are long-standing members of Sol Invictus; and have also performed as part of the live bands of S o R I A H, Monica Richards (Faith and the Muse), Peter Bjärgö (Arcana), Der Blaue Reiter, and Narsilion. Shadow Biosphere follows a completely new electronic/dark ambient/ritual musical direction however.
Sonically drawing on bio-acoustic, primeval, abyssal and imagined sound worlds, ‘Parallel Evolution’ evokes the hidden life within and beyond our known realms. Richly textured ambient soundscapes are infused with found sounds and the organic pulses of natural forces, to summon immersive new perspectives on subatomic and multiversal dimensions.
From the powerful opening title track, ‘Parallel Evolution’ is a compelling exploration of unseen biospheres and hidden lifeforms. Inspired by astrobiology, quantum theory, eastern travels, William Blake, Alan Watts, improbability, the interplay of science and art, the multiverse and ‘a world in a grain of sand’, Shadow Biosphere’s atmospheric conceptual soundscapes connect the eerie whirl of planetary forcefields in the solar system’s outer reaches with dark deep terrestrial worlds and the lifeforms that inhabit earth’s uninhabitable places.
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