It’s a collection of live recordings; remasters of previously released material, and a few other nice things.
Carbon Based Lifeforms (CBL) are Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, both born in 1976 and based in Göteborg, south-west Sweden. They met at the tender age of 15 and are still, amazingly, working happily together. It is hard to categorise CBL's music but the best description might be that of a groundbreaking mixture of acid, techno and house music. The term 'acid/ambient' has also been coined; perhaps a respectful nod to the great pioneer Brian Eno? CBL signed with the celebrated Lyon-based Ultimae label in 2002 and have since released two full-length albums (Hydroponic Garden in 2003, and World of Sleepers in 2006)…
A soundtrack for the motion picture Refuge, a suspense-thriller about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a great catastrophic event. The working title was The Mansion but the director liked the original title "Refuge" and felt it better expressed the themes of the film. As the film is about never feeling at ease, always trying to find refuge and seeking refuge.
Göteborg based ambient duo Carbon Based Lifeforms released its third album 'Interloper' as a follow up to their previous sonic introspections. Carbon Based Lifeforms aficionados will recognize their pulsing bass lines, soft pads and acid melodies. Cherry on the cake, this time Johannes Hedberg picked up guitar and bass and Karin My Andersson her Cello to add a more organic texture to the music. 'Interloper' presents 10 mesmerizing tracks which will propel the listener into a gentle and vibrant journey through warm grooves and fluid electronic atmospheres.
"World of Sleepers" remastered in 6-panel digipack on professionally glass-mastered CD. Limited to 2000 copies worldwide.
Carbon Based Lifeforms is blessing us with a soft and hypnotic album "World of Sleepers". Swedish duo Carbon Based Lifeforms aka Daniel Ringstroem and Johannes Hedberg composed a strong sonic introspection mixing sub-marine perceptions with metropolitan climax. "World of Sleepersis" a deep and gentle album, where warm crunchy rhythms and ethereal pads contrast with interference frequencies and organic echoes. Groove and smooth are the foundation of this album which will send you drifting into other perspectives.
Remastered in 24 Bit technology and reissued on the Blood Music label, Carbon Based Lifeforms renews the life of this 2003 LP. Carbon Based Lifeforms specializes in a form of electronic ambience, but rather than drifting aimlessly through space, there’s a pulsating rhythm that keeps it firmly grounded on this distant planet. The album is front-loaded with livelier tracks, featuring a heavy focus on percussion and varied melodies to carry momentum. However, as the album progresses, ambience comes to the fore and song structure falls by the wayside. It’s designed for you to become complacent, adjusting to their sonic palette throughout the first half so you don’t notice the world around you becoming more and more foreign by the second…