Gas ‎– Narkopop

Label:
Kompakt ‎– KOMPAKT 371
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3 × Vinyl, LP, Album
CD, Album
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Tracklist

A1 Narkopop 1 4:26
A2 Narkopop 2 9:44
B1 Narkopop 3 3:50
B2 Narkopop 4 3:34
B3 Narkopop 5 6:03
C1 Narkopop 6 4:43
C2 Narkopop 7 8:40
D1 Narkopop 8 6:07
D2 Narkopop 9 7:02
E Narkopop 10 17:09
F Narkopop 11 16:17
CD-1 Narkopop 1 4:26
CD-2 Narkopop 2 9:44
CD-3 Narkopop 3 3:50
CD-4 Narkopop 4 3:34
CD-5 Narkopop 5 6:03
CD-6 Narkopop 6 4:43
CD-7 Narkopop 7 8:40
CD-8 Narkopop 8 6:07
CD-9 Narkopop 9 7:02
CD-10 Narkopop 10 17:09

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Musikonzept [sic] - Wolfgang Voigt für [Blei logo]
Made in Europe
3LP+CD artbook edition, released in 24 pp. bound book with printed black inner sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 80319 82153 0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1286
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): CA KOMCD 136 @ IFPI L039 02/08/17 01:19:29 PM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): KOM 371 A MPO SST ^
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): KOM 371 B MPO SST ^
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): KOM 371 C MPO SST ^
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): KOM 371 D SST ^ MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side E): KOM 371 E SST ^ MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side F): KOM 371 F SST ^ MPO
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 12012

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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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Fals

Fals

November 11, 2018
A quality album that will gain appreciation as the years go by and the filler music sinks into oblivion.
apotos

apotos

July 28, 2018
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.
auralistica

auralistica

March 25, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
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
Knieriem

Knieriem

February 18, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
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
pnzr.

pnzr.

December 26, 2017
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.
briteboi

briteboi

September 10, 2017
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.
garabay

garabay

August 25, 2017

Anyone else have incessant surface noise and crackles on Sides E and F? WTF? A-D sound great
tristandahn

tristandahn

May 30, 2017
First, I just want to say that this album is fantastic. It's the GAS record that didn't come out 15 years ago, just like you want it to be. Buuuuuuuuut, this release is stupid and gimmicky. The art book, like the box set, is pretty uninteresting, the printing seems kind of low quality, and the elaborateness of the packaging makes it prone to shipping damage. All this adds up to make it really expensive as well. I would have gladly paid $35/40 for a regularly housed 3xLP. I bought this, and am happy to have the album on vinyl (sounds great, good pressing), but I can't help but feel ripped off.
kemonoid

kemonoid

May 29, 2017

It is a shame! I got my copy today and it was a waste! Marks and bumps in the record surface, some graisy stuff like gravel inside the packaging. One records looked like somebody bit a piece of it !!! Nasty glued fingerprints on booklet inside. Great music, terrible production!! Shame Kompakt!!
sdk2g

sdk2g

May 22, 2017
Wasn't totally sure about this release at first, but after a few listens I'm starting to really love it. It's interesting that this is titled Narkopop, as the hypnotic and narcotic aspects of Pop are perhaps less present here - with more of a focus on individual sounds and samples rising through the wash to illicit a brief emotional reaction before sinking back into the layered depths. Narcotic in a different way perhaps, with less of a serene outlook and a darker and more paranoid atmosphere. Standouts for me are the opening 14~ minutes with Narkopop 1 & 2, unsettling and discordant at times, and Narkopop 10 - which engages in more traditional sublime GAS fare, albeit with the newer inhibited tone of the album. Overall excellent, and I would recommend it to fans and newcomers alike.