Gas ‎– Narkopop

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KOMPAKT 371 Gas Narkopop(3xLP, Album + CD, Album) Kompakt KOMPAKT 371 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
Kompakt CD 136 D Gas Narkopop(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Kompakt Kompakt CD 136 D Germany 2017
none Gas Narkopop(11xFile, WAV, 16 ) Kompakt none Germany 2017
Kompakt CD 136 D Gas Narkopop(11xFile, WAV, Album, 24-) Kompakt Kompakt CD 136 D UK 2017
KOMPAKT CD 136, OTLCD-2311 Gas Narkopop(CD, Album) Kompakt, Octave Lab KOMPAKT CD 136, OTLCD-2311 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT CD 136 Gas Narkopop(CD, Album) Kompakt KOMPAKT CD 136 Germany 2017 Sell This Version

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apotos

apotos

July 28, 2018
referencing Narkopop, 3xLP, Album + CD, Album, KOMPAKT 371
Got a replacement copy through Amazon. Both had issues, but combining the best elements between the two copies I now have a perfect vinyl/book set. The aforementioned issues included visible dimples on the vinyl which caused pops, and the art book coming unglued. Definitely buy from a place with a good return policy.

It took me a while to get into this album digitally due to the mixing - you really needed to crank it to get that bass the keeps the album moving. The pressing is lush and brings out a lot that low-end depth to tracks like Narkopop 2. It was a pleasant surprise to find the vinyl mix flows seamlessly between tracks on each side like the continuous mix available digitally. This is an immersive experience. The bonus track is a satisfying epilogue.
Candy_Guru

Candy_Guru

May 13, 2018
referencing Narkopop, CD, Album, KOMPAKT CD 136

At some points "Narkopop" lacks some of the fluidity in production, as compared to the prevoius 4 installments of the series. The blend loses its homogeneity here and there, but even with that "flaw" taken into account, "Narkopop" deserves full 5 stars.
That actually says a lot about the perfection of "Nah und Fern" box set, so make sure you check that one out, if you haven't already.
auralistica

auralistica

March 25, 2018
edited 4 months ago
referencing Narkopop, 3xLP, Album + CD, Album, KOMPAKT 371
won't say I enjoyed it. then again I didn't buy it and (GAS warriors please don't cut my ears) haven't listened to every minute of it, the constant dreary atmosphere is just a little too much for me although I'm a fan of all previous GAS albums, tracks and remixes. as absurd as it sounds coming from a regular listener of Eno's Neroli and the like, I can't find any interesting progression here, it's just the same thing going over and over again. part of me thinks that Wolfgang's got a little lazy on that one. first and last tracks are good, rest are meh. probably me getting older and denser or something (see? gas cannot be absorbed by a thicker container/substance... ta-duuh geek humor!). as with all deep albums it's a good practice to revisit it a couple of years later, who knows maybe I'll be young and unbiased sometime again
Nostradamus7

Nostradamus7

February 27, 2018
referencing Narkopop, 11xFile, FLAC, Album, Kompakt CD 136 D

Less impressive than the earlier gas releases. Ten words now.
Knieriem

Knieriem

February 18, 2018
edited 5 months ago
referencing Narkopop, 3xLP, Album + CD, Album, KOMPAKT 371
So the art book fell off within 3 minutes of opening this. Is this supposed to happen or what?

Edit: distro says the art book falling off is a problem with many copies of this release, seems like Kompakt dropped the ball on this one. My copy was also missing the C/D vinyl, which is just crazy bad honestly... Anyway, getting a replacement copy. Hope I get lucky this time.

Edit 2: replacement copy is solid, guess I got unlucky the first time
chju

chju

February 11, 2018
referencing Narkopop, CD, Album, KOMPAKT CD 136

A legend in the industry Wolfgang Voigt aka Mike Ink aka Gas aka ... finally returns to the LSD drenched forests of his nineties ambient/dub/techno excursions. The scale of the music seems even greater this time around with the forest as deep as ever and the expert workmanship reaches modern classical feel at times. Makes this listener dream of the possibility of Gas joining forces with a symphonic orchestra for a rework album. Might be one for Deutsche Grammophon.
taint

taint

January 21, 2018
referencing Narkopop, 11xFile, WAV, Album, 24-, Kompakt CD 136 D
I was told by KOMPAKT that no 24-bit files were made available for sale. Is someone able to verify this?
JimPanzer

JimPanzer

December 26, 2017
referencing Narkopop, 3xLP, Album + CD, Album, KOMPAKT 371
it's amazing how this album switches from the most unsettling, paranoia inducing soundscapes to the most soothing, unearthy experiences I've ever had with music. it almost feels as if it's trying to induce terror just to make the calm after it that more curing.
SonnetSilence

SonnetSilence

December 20, 2017
edited 8 months ago
referencing Narkopop, CD, Album, KOMPAKT CD 136

A triumphant return 17 years after the latest GAS album. With ‚Narkopop‘ Wolfgang Voigt is leading the listeners along endless forest paths again.
With its elegant mixture of stoic tranquility, dark soundscapes and marching beats ‚Narkopop‘ sounds glorious, more detailed and surprisingly more ambient-ish than the earlier works.
Maybe a result of Voigts „Rückverzauberung-era“ he passed through the last years. A repetitive journey, culminating in majestic key track ‚Narkopop 5‘. Even though there is less substance in the second half the album itself is a coherent and subtle work.
briteboi

briteboi

September 10, 2017
referencing Narkopop, 3xLP, Album + CD, Album, KOMPAKT 371
4 of these left for $53 in the sale section of the Vinyl Me, Please store. Free shipping to the USA if you're a member. Best price brand new, I've seen.