Gas ‎– Königsforst

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Mille Plateaux ‎– MPLP65
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
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Tracklist

A1 Untitled 6:15
A2 Untitled 8:01
B1 Untitled 6:33
B2 Untitled 6:47
C Untitled 15:03
D1 Untitled 7:17
D2 Untitled 7:54

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed ByEFA – 08065-1

Credits

Notes

Music concept: Wolfgang Voigt for Blei

The vinyl version contains two songs (A1, D1) that would remain exclusive to this pressing until being appended to the end of Königsforst in the box set Box and the digital reissue. The other five songs correspond to 3, 4, 2, 5 and 6 of the CD version, respectively.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 18758 89651 2

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

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

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Mark_Anthony

Mark_Anthony

October 8, 2017
Funny seeing collectors try to unload these individual albums for around $200 when Box is still in stock for $140 X-D
silentstdrummer

silentstdrummer

March 10, 2013
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
calipheron

calipheron

October 5, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

The A1 of this LP doesn't feature on the CD, which is a crying shame as it's probably the "Gas anthem". A pounding 4/4 beat and a heavenly rising arpeggio melody make it possibly the least ambient of all the Gas material, but also the most immediate.

But at least both the CD and the LP have the 15-minute "untitled 5", which sounds like a slowed-down, darker version of A1, but rather more epic and stately. Lovely stuff.