Wolfgang Voigt's GAS Project: the Poll

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Pop - 200012
Königsforst - 1998 9
Zauberberg - 1997 3
Gas - 1996 2
Modern 12" - 1995 0
Oktember 12" - 1999 0


Mark Clemente, Thursday, 10 January 2008 21:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

voigt's best work, in my opinion, still some of the most striking ambient music i've ever heard. i'm not sure which one i'll pick - when i listen to gas i find myself needing to pull out all of these.

Mark Clemente, Thursday, 10 January 2008 21:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

not sure why the image isn't showing, but whatever.

Mark Clemente, Thursday, 10 January 2008 21:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

pop i guess

s1ocki, Thursday, 10 January 2008 21:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think pull out Konigsforest a little more, but it's all good.

Alex in SF, Thursday, 10 January 2008 21:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Aren't these hard to come by/horrifically expensive? I found a copy of Pop in HMV about 2 years ago and it looked like it had been there a while. Fantastic stuff but I don't feel qualified to vote as I haven't heard the others.

mmmm, Thursday, 10 January 2008 21:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've been on a major Wolfgang Voigt kick lately. The GAS stuff in particular is perfect for this time of the year. As of right now I think I have to go with Zauberberg. Wish they would reissue all of these, although I did manage to get Pop and Zauberberg on CD a few years ago.

lou, Thursday, 10 January 2008 21:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

yea they SERIOUSLY need to reissue these. i'm surprised that voigt hasn't.

i actually downloaded all of them from kompakt's mp3 website. you can get each of them for about the price of a new cd.

Mark Clemente, Thursday, 10 January 2008 22:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

actually i'm not sure if oktember's on there.

Mark Clemente, Thursday, 10 January 2008 22:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

I picked up his brother's Sturmgesten recently hoping some of the magic would be there... I didn't find it

mmmm, Thursday, 10 January 2008 22:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm also just re-visiting Pop Ambient 2007 and getting way more into it than I ever did originally--the first half in particular.

lou, Thursday, 10 January 2008 22:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

königsforst for me

omar little, Thursday, 10 January 2008 22:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Zauberberg, and not just for the title alone.

Yeah, I bought these when they came out and was surprised to discover recently how expensive/rare these are now. I'm glad to hear that they are now available via the Kompakt site because they are timeless records.

Bill in Chicago, Thursday, 10 January 2008 22:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

timeless, yes. i love these.

sleep, Thursday, 10 January 2008 23:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Konigsforst, definitely. I love how parts of it are so lo-fi that they sound almost mono.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 10 January 2008 23:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

absolutely timeless. quite addicting, too.

re: pop ambient 2007 - that gas track is one of his best, too, i think. ("nach 1912" or something like that?) it's incredible.

i might go with zauberberg, i'm not sure. it's possibly the most consistent of them.

but i think i might vote pop, it's such a weird, weird record. it's got this uneasiness to it, even in what most people think are the calming tracks. the way it shifts moods from soothing to disturbing, contemplative to restless, etc., makes it such an interesting listening experience.

Mark Clemente, Thursday, 10 January 2008 23:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

königsforst for me

-- omar little, Thursday, 10 January 2008 22:13 (1 hour ago)

am0n, Thursday, 10 January 2008 23:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

pop just over königsforst 4 me

sleep, Thursday, 10 January 2008 23:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'd be interested in hearing why voigt decided to discontinue the gas project

Mark Clemente, Friday, 11 January 2008 00:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Königsforst

Mark Rich@rdson, Friday, 11 January 2008 00:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

if anyone goes out and buys all of these i'd hate to see their GAS BILL!!!! HAHAHAHAHHA

s1ocki, Friday, 11 January 2008 01:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh man

i still laughed though

Mark Clemente, Friday, 11 January 2008 01:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

these are so good.

Konigsforst for me, altho "Oktober" is pretty amazing. By the way, I don't think it was a 12" - it was released as part of the Raster-Noton 20 to 2000" series as a 3" CD in 5" plastic.

sleeve, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 00:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

my mistake - discogs had it listed as a 12", but i've never actually seen the physical release so i wouldn't know. it is pretty amazing!

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 00:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

i've only heard three of these, but based on that, Pop wins.

the table is the table, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 01:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

probably my favorite music ever, i have to go with the s/t lp but really all of these are like 11/10

winston, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 01:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty sure "moderne" is still in print; i see it often enough anyway.. the other stuff is mille plateaux and i don't think they've gotten around to reissuing anything since restarting last year or whatever

must mention the tal track that opens pop ambient 2002 and closes that harvest cologne comp.. beyond gorgeous...

All the mint stuff is absolutely essential too (there needs to be a comp of it)

winston, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 01:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

oktember 12" = track one of the koningsforst cd issue + 20 to 2000 on the flip (i've never heard the 20 to 2000 cd -- so i'm assuming here)

resolved, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 16:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

here's the discogs' link, fwiw.

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 16:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha, selling for $80. i can't believe how much gas stuff sells for.

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 16:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

well, prices LISTED on discogs are often a bit higher than the real value... oktember is one of the more expensive ones. if you look at the market price history for the 2xlps, there are a bunch offered at ridiculous prices but the ones that actually sell are priced much lower (altho still quite expensive)

resolved, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 16:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

yea i think i saw one of the albums (in cd version) sell for $30 or $40 on amazon once, which is very expensive but not horribly so.

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 16:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Voigt's 20 to 2000 contribution, "20 Minuten Gas im November," was released under his own name, not as Gas, and was exclusive to the series. it was not the b-side of the "Oktember" 12"

Mr. Hal Jam, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 17:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

I voted Pop; probably my favorite ambient album by any artist.

rockapads, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol

am0n, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 20:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 20:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

you'd think they would do the the favor of shipping it.

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 20:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'd be interested in hearing why voigt decided to discontinue the gas project

Well, he did four full-length albums of Gas material and since the sound evolves only slightly after the second one, I imagine he just got bored and wanted to do something else. Considering how many pseudonyms and different projects he's done, I'm thankful the Gas one was the most prolifice.

That said, check out the MassStab and Studio 1 series because those are pretty great as well. Similarly minimal, but with dense patterns of samples instead of washes of sound.

Bill in Chicago, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 23:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow my gas bill joke just gets more and more prescient in hindsight. WOW

s1ocki, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm surprised there weren't more votes for zauberberg

Mark Clemente, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 02:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

The first two tracks of Zauberberg back-to-back kill me. Highs not quite as high as Königsforst though. Pop is amazing but definitely its own thing. Also search All singles.

Mark Rich@rdson, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 02:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

So is there anywhere one can buy Oktember at a reasonable price? It's not on the Kompakt site. And is Modern 12" only?

toby, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 12:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Mark- It's the third track on Zauberberg that really gets me. This album somehow manages to both creep me out and pacify me at the same time.

Also, the only way to suitably describe the last track is heavenly.

lou, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 13:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

yea zauberberg is really bizarre, isn't it? you have the first and last tracks which are completely gorgeous - yea, heavenly, the third track (which is one of my favorite Gas tracks) which kind of envelopes you in this really calm way, but all the other tracks are downright creepy.

Mark Clemente, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 14:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

the last track on konigsforst always makes me think of a sunrise because it sounds like a warped/looped "william tell overture", that waking-up music they use in cartoons

am0n, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 15:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

i wonder if any classical heads can trainspot what pieces he samples

am0n, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 15:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

I actually thought about e-mailing Alex Ross about Gas. He's probably pretty busy though.

Mark Rich@rdson, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 15:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

my good friends at m-theory music in san diego have one, if you don't mind paying shipping

the late great, Friday, 18 November 2016 23:43 (four months ago) Permalink

lol i remember pre-ordering the nah und fern vinyl from amazon thinking "there's no way this is actually going to ship". sure enough, come release day it was placed on back-order with no foreseeable ship date. bastards.

a but (brimstead), Saturday, 19 November 2016 00:41 (four months ago) Permalink

god dammit, the box is sold out everywhere

was just coming here to whine about this

sleeve, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 18:04 (four months ago) Permalink

be quick:
Kompakt Records at Kompakt Records.
3 hrs ·
A few limited copies of the GAS Box just arrived and are available in our Cologne shop and online mailorder: http://www.kompakt.fm/releases/box

willem, Friday, 2 December 2016 16:23 (three months ago) Permalink

gas more like (_!_)==33

am0n, Friday, 2 December 2016 16:28 (three months ago) Permalink

THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU for the heads up; I was able to snag one and cancel my Amazon order, which is an immense relief since they never gave me a ship date (and it actually ended up being cheaper to just get it via Kompakt somehow) and I couldn't find a shop in town which didn't sell out immediately.

thos beads (jamescobo), Friday, 2 December 2016 18:33 (three months ago) Permalink

The photo book included in the box is the cheapest default photoshop filter bullsht ever. Completely pointless and actually cheapens the whole concept. Music sounds great though.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 2 December 2016 20:03 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah there are some scary Discogs reviews re: fingerprints/dirt on new records, etc. and everybody hates the photobook

sleeve, Friday, 2 December 2016 20:25 (three months ago) Permalink

It's pretty amazing how they've managed to confuse and disappoint people twice now (by remastering the music in a weird way or omitting some of the original recordings or fucking up a 150 euro deluxe box set), when most of them would've probably been happy if they'd simply just reissued the original albums as they were.

Tuomas, Friday, 2 December 2016 22:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Thankfully I have the original Gas & Königsforst albums + Nah und Fern + various compilation tracks, so I don't need to pay ridiculous prices for a few extra minutes of those loops.

Tuomas, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:03 (three months ago) Permalink

I just really want the two vinyl-only KF tracks and the Oktember 12" (and they even fuck that up in the box by omitting the A-side and subbing a comp track), the sad thing is that the box costs less than those two do total.

sleeve, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:05 (three months ago) Permalink

So, has anyone managed compared these new records to the older versions? Are they the original masters or the Nah und Fern remasters or completely new ones?

(xpost)

Tuomas, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:06 (three months ago) Permalink

from the Discogs page:

Every track sounds better with this boxset over the original CDS and the Nah Und Fern boxset except track 1 of Pop. The Nah Und Fern version of track 1 on Pop sounds better in my opinion.

one person's opinion, but still...

sleeve, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I get it, I can be a complete completists loon when it comes to music I really love. (And as nice as this stuff is, thankfully it isn't so good that it'd cause such an extreme reaction in me.) I just feel it's a bit of scam, because there must be a lot of people like you who already own some older versions of these records and are forced to pay ridiculous prices to get those couple of tracks they don't have, when Voigth could've simply just reissued the albums individually at a regular price.

Tuomas, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:10 (three months ago) Permalink

(xpost)

Tuomas, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:11 (three months ago) Permalink

agreed, for sure

sleeve, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:12 (three months ago) Permalink

That sounds pretty subjective to me, I wonder if anyone's done a proper waveform analysis? I haven't seen any of the promotional material say they would've been remastered again since Nah und Fern?

Tuomas, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:14 (three months ago) Permalink

xpost

Tuomas, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Note: This is an additional Delivery. A Re-press comes in February 2017.
Hinweis: Es handelt sich um eine Nachlieferung. Eine Nachpressung erwarten wir im Februar 2017.

schlump, Saturday, 3 December 2016 04:18 (three months ago) Permalink

grateful that I have nah under fern, that's all I need from gas

I've read Ta-nehisi Coates. (marcos), Saturday, 3 December 2016 04:20 (three months ago) Permalink

All i need from gas is r e l i e f

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Saturday, 3 December 2016 04:27 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I've been on a major Wolfgang Voigt kick lately. The GAS stuff in particular is perfect for this time of the year. As of right now I think I have to go with Zauberberg.

Dominique, Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:44 (two months ago) Permalink

I broke down and got the new box, everything was in great shape except for the Oktember CD which was ruined, Kompakt immediately sent me a replacement after I contacted them via email. Such great stuff, nice to have this in the non-tweaked Nah Und Fern versions. I just wish they had included both sides of the Oktember 12", but maybe one is just an edit of the other? Great to have the vinyl-only Koenigsforst tracks at last.

sleeve, Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:47 (two months ago) Permalink

"great"

sleeve, Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:47 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

These are now available digitally, and on Spotify in the UK. As far as I can make out they are the same versions from the recent box

I am using your worlds, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

nice!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

since my last post I have figured out that the other Oktember track is really just Konigsfirst 1, which explains why it was replaced with "Tal 90" on the reissue.

sleeve, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

New album! NARKOPOP

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

h e l l y e a h

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

N A R K O P O P

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wut

marcos, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

woah

nxd, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i look forward to not being able to buy a copy when this sells out in 5 minutes

marcos, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol, me too.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

w u t

w o a h

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

waht

sleeve, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

pre-orders available through the Kompakt site, 16 euros for CD, 50 for 3xLP plus CD, both come with "artbook"

sleeve, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

willem, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Live at the Barbican, London:

GAS Live
+ Huerco S Live
Sunday 8 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee

German artist, music producer, label manager and co-founder of Kompakt – the internationally renowned, Cologne-based label for techno and electronic music – Wolfgang Voigt, returns to the Barbican in October, following his two sold-out shows at the Centre in 2009. This autumn he brings the latest live iteration of his iconic ambient project GAS, featuring new audio-visual creations and material from the upcoming full-length release NARKOPOP (out on Kompakt on 21 April 2017).

In the body of the work of Wolfgang Voigt – who, like few others, has shaped and influenced the world of electronic music with countless different projects since the early 1990s –, the classic aesthetic of GAS stands out in particular. This timeless work of sound art combining abstract nature sounds with strings and brass has not lost any of its luster since the last official GAS album release nearly two decades ago. This is evident in Kompakt’s2016 autumn re-release of the back catalogue as a box set.

Tonight’s opening set comes from Brooklyn-based Huerco S aka Brian Leeds. The Kansas native, artist, producer and DJ has released music on labels such as Future Times, Proibito, Opal Tapes, and Software. Here he will present material from his more ambient-based 2016 album For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have).

This Barbican Hall date in association with The Hydra forms part of the first GAS live tour in eight years. A brand synonymous with global electronic music, The Hydra was founded five years ago by Dolan Bergin and Ajay Jayaram – they have been curating festival stages and events in unusual settings such as churches, dilapidated warehouses and a former department store and thus cemented their reputation as one of London’s most potent club brands.

On sale to Barbican Members on Thursday 16 March
On general sale on Friday 17 March
Produced by the Barbican in association with The Hydra

djh, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

vinyl preordered, tickets booked, v v excited for this

nxd, Friday, 17 March 2017 11:07 (one week ago) Permalink

got my ticket. looking forward to it, also the album.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 17 March 2017 11:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Done! Slap bang in the middle of the Circle. This is like Jeff Mills last year (or 2015?)... bought without thinking and forgot all about it in the 6-month interim. (Did actually remember to go). Someone revive this thread first week of Oct, yeah?

Michael Jones, Friday, 17 March 2017 11:34 (one week ago) Permalink

in the pub with my flatmate who bought me a ticket last night: "october though. hope i'm alive then."

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 17 March 2017 11:44 (one week ago) Permalink

This was a buy-on-sight thing for me. The Barbican has really been hitting it out of the park in terms of electronic music over the last couple of years.

Matt DC, Friday, 17 March 2017 13:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Done! Slap bang in the middle of the Circle.

I'll be on your left somewhere.

Ned Trifle X, Friday, 17 March 2017 18:35 (one week ago) Permalink

GASFAP, anyone?

Michael Jones, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:22 (one week ago) Permalink

👍

conrad, Friday, 17 March 2017 20:59 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah I'm really looking forward to this - the show I saw him play in Chicago a few years ago was amazing. also Huerco S was my favourite album of last year.

Barbican does seem to have become the venue for interesting sit down electronic shows in the last year or two - the Actress show last year was awesome, v much looking forward to the Giegling silent disco in a couple of weeks, too.

toby, Saturday, 18 March 2017 14:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Can't process this ... I'm already losing my mind over the one minute trailer!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 19 March 2017 11:09 (one week ago) Permalink

No idea how I ended up on the hydra mailing list, I don't really go to things. This was a no-brainer tho for sure - if we all make it to oktember I'll be somewhere near the front

samovars are trying to steep (wins), Sunday, 19 March 2017 12:00 (one week ago) Permalink


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