Gas ‎– Königsforst

Mille Plateaux ‎– MPCD65
CD, Album


1 Untitled 9:43
2 Untitled 14:01
3 Untitled 9:02
4 Untitled 6:34
5 Untitled 15:17
6 Untitled 10:22

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Released as a clear tray jewel case.

Musikonzept: Wolfgang Voigt für Blei

Track 1 is actually "Oktember A", taken from the Oktember single. The remaining songs are B2, A2, B1, C1 and D2 from the vinyl version, respectively; B2 and D2 appear in extended format on this version.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18750 80652 9
  • Barcode (Reader): 718750806529
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): MP 65  MPO  01 @@ 4 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L032
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1216
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): MP 65 MPO 01 @@ 4 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L032
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1225
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 06001

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

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


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April 1, 2017
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!


November 23, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

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.


January 25, 2013
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???


January 11, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

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.


January 11, 2013
As long as it's not Nah und Fern - which has ruined it!


July 15, 2011
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.



February 19, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

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.


February 1, 2004
While I think that the other Gas releases are better as a whole, the first track of this one really makes up for this since it is among the best. It takes me somewhere else and makes me think of a long, hot and dark summer. As with the other Gas releases the artwork is wonderful as it is not only beautiful but also perfectly captures the spirit of the music.
As far as I know, though, there are not so many significant differences between the vinyl and the CDs. It doesn't matter that much which version you get as long as you get it.