Gas: Nah Und Fern
Kompakt Records just re-released Gas – Nah Und Fern earlier this month which is a collection of all 4 CD’s he released in the late 90’s on the legendary ambient Mille Plateaux imprint. All 4 releases became available this month as a beautiful box set collection. This cover art is from one of my favorite later releases called “Pop” which is on both LP and CD version of the release. The way i always visualized Wolfgang Voigt’s music is if you sat in a flat plain with tall dry grass and watched an old locomotive chug along about a half mile away, each track on this album has a similar feel to this, maybe its the soft kick drum in the background or the constant dull bell. If you don’t mind repetition and can sit and enjoy the small additions and changes in these tracks while you let the song play all the way thru as you do something else(work) than you will get alot out of this kind of music.
Gas – Untitled (Pop 4)[audio:pop4.mp3]
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Ronnie says:June 24, 2008 at 4:14 pm
that’s the best track on pop, good choice. i first heard voigt’s gas stuff when konigsforst came out and was auto-blown away. the dude is a genius, and him along with thomas koner and markus popp are the top germans in my personal pantheon of musical overlords.
AndresM says:June 24, 2008 at 11:19 pm
gotdamn. genius is right. That track is stunning. I think I just entered a black hole for 9 minutes and 28 seconds.
AndresM says:June 24, 2008 at 11:28 pm
I just have to comment again while I listen to it for the 3rd time. Did I say this track is genius? Oh I did. but I’ll say it again. This track is genius.
Ben says:June 29, 2008 at 1:40 am
Thanks for posting this, Jakub. I found it on the warp online store and grabbed the mp3 version (unfortunately it’s kind of hard to justify paying AU$30 more for the artwork). But it’s beautiful, expansive, zone-out music… just what I was looking for.
Christoph says:November 23, 2008 at 7:05 pm
Very nice track. I think I may have to get this.