Gas ‎– Königsforst

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Untitled 6:15
Untitled 8:01
Untitled 6:33
Untitled 6:47
Untitled 15:03
Untitled 7:17
Untitled 7:54

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MPLP65 Gas Königsforst(2xLP, Album) Mille Plateaux MPLP65 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
MPCD65 Gas Königsforst(CD, Album) Mille Plateaux MPCD65 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
370.2 D Gas Königsforst(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Kompakt 370.2 D Germany 2017

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The-Earth-Looks-Flat

The-Earth-Looks-Flat

May 4, 2018
edited 4 months ago
referencing Königsforst, 8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 370.2 D

This is sounding excellent on my headphones and there are 2 extra tracks on this FLAC release!
Konigsforst 5 is an amazing piece of music and sounds much better than the "Nah Und Fern" version!
Mark_Anthony

Mark_Anthony

October 8, 2017
referencing Königsforst, 2xLP, Album, MPLP65
Funny seeing collectors try to unload these individual albums for around $200 when Box is still in stock for $140 X-D
matitama

matitama

April 1, 2017
referencing Königsforst, CD, Album, MPCD65
Königsforst... It´s beautiful soundscapes, are a sonic trip, the powerful kick drums mixed in a wonderful way with the deep layers... I really love this album, in every sense. I used to listen the whole album in my night walks, before bedtime too! (It´s a powerful dream summoner) Essential ambient Masterpiece!
5/5
mjb

mjb

November 23, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Königsforst, CD, Album, MPCD65

This album, though not a desert-island must-have, is still beloved. It has the muted, wet feel of dub techno, but without the dub bass lines and obvious delay effects. It's almost like dense, drone ambient with bass beats, but the drones are not synthesized, rather they're derived from dissonant, minor-key, slowed-down orchestral loops, and the beats are very much in the background. Similar concepts explored in the 2000s include Biosphere - Shenzhou and "Boheme Rouge" from Thomas Fehlmann - Visions Of Blah, and elements of Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald - ReComposed and remixes thereof.
silentstdrummer

silentstdrummer

March 10, 2013
referencing Königsforst, 2xLP, Album, MPLP65
The defining moment of pop ambient. I could live in these tracks. The propulsive wash of muted club beats and orchestral snippets is pure bliss. The fifth track immediately became one of the best sonic excursions I have ever heard. Acid-riddled trips wandering around German forests supposedly produced these visions. Whatever it took, it was well worth it. Music in general for me hasn't been the same since and seems to lack in comparison, which is what brings me back to this sonic place continuously. Between this, his Gas project, and his Studio One releases, Voigt has made some of the most perfectly crafted minimalist techno to ever be released. Konigsforst is the arc that reaches higher than the rest. Like the largest mountain in the range or the oceanic swell that just somehow manages to rise from and above the tides, you're left in awe. What a wonderful thing to experience.
Many thanks for that, Wolfgang
loveincorporation

loveincorporation

January 25, 2013
referencing Königsforst, CD, Album, MPCD65
o o oooohh, oppala, has anybody realised that track 1 is NOT königsforst but from the 12" oktember by gas???, compare with it ;-), incredible, so WHAT has this track to do on this cd-version???
adam01

adam01

January 11, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Königsforst, CD, Album, MPCD65

This LP is majestic in it's sonic scope.
Thunderous kick drums carry the listener through a falling leaf kaleidoscope of forest laden dreams.

Gas has shared his psychedelic memories of times gone by.
Simply beautiful music and a collection of songs that lulls me to sleep every night.
Ayrtime

Ayrtime

January 11, 2013
referencing Königsforst, CD, Album, MPCD65
As long as it's not Nah und Fern - which has ruined it!
Ayrtime

Ayrtime

July 15, 2011
referencing Königsforst, CD, Album, MPCD65
This is the real deal DO NOT BUY THE NAH UND FERN VERSION which has ruined track five by over compressing and so-called remastering. I go to sleep to this every night.

murkwuite

murkwuite

February 19, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Königsforst, CD, Album, MPCD65

In my opinion, the cd DOES differ significantly from the lp, since there are tracks on either format that are not on the other. Also, I think this is Voigt's best album, sooo melancholy, i love it. If you're into this, be sure to check out Jan Jelinek's 'Loop-finding-jazz-records' [sic], which is similar in style and atmosphere, albeit a little bit more rhythm-directed. These are two of all time favourite records.