Carbon Based Lifeforms plays psychedelic ambient music and consists of Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad from Gothenburg, Sweden. They have released four albums and one EP: "Hydroponic Garden", "World of Sleepers", "Irdial EP" and "Interloper" as Carbon Based Lifeforms, and "The Path" as Notch.
The goal of CBL is "to combine earth and space in fine-tuned, but still solid, musical visions, seldom forgetting the irreplaceable TB-303."
Johannes and Daniel initially formed CBL as a side project to Notch in 1996. As time went by, CBL became their main focus while Mikael continued with various solo acts. The first releases by CBL were made on the old mp3.com in 1998. CBL has always been open for collaboration with other composers and musicians; for instance, they teamed up with Magnus Birgersson (Solar Fields) in 1999 to write the music for the Swedish dancer Olof Persson's performance "Fusion".
Carbon Based Lifeforms signed on with Ultimae Records in 2002.