Gas ‎– Pop

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Back sleeve is a stereogram.

Tracklist

Untitled 5:13
Untitled 8:38
Untitled 7:27
Untitled 9:31
Untitled 10:52
Untitled 9:24
Untitled 14:37

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MPCD 83 Gas Pop(CD, Album) Mille Plateaux MPCD 83 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
MPLP 83 Gas Pop(2xLP, Album) Mille Plateaux MPLP 83 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
MPLP83 Gas Pop(Cass, Promo) Mille Plateaux MPLP83 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
147784 Gas Pop(7xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Kompakt 147784 Europe 2017
Kompakt 370.3 D Gas Pop(7xFile, WAV, Album, RE) Kompakt Kompakt 370.3 D 2017
KOMPAKT 370.3 Gas Pop(3xLP, Album, RE) Kompakt KOMPAKT 370.3 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT 370.3 Gas Pop(3xLP, Album, RE) Kompakt KOMPAKT 370.3 Europe 2019 Sell This Version

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mgschmincke

mgschmincke

March 24, 2020
referencing Pop, 3xLP, Album, RE, KOMPAKT 370.3

I want to add a comment on this page, as I've found my experience listening to this album has changed rather noticeably with this reissue. Like many others, I had been long awaiting a reissue of Pop on vinyl and pre-ordered my copy as soon as I heard the news. However, I was a bit disheartened when I saw it was spread over 3 discs. I understand that there are benefits to the sound quality by giving each track room to breathe, but all of my prior experiences listening to Pop had been on an iPod or streaming service, where I can listen through the whole of the thing without interruption. I feared that the need to get up every so often to flip a disc would seriously inhibit the emotional resonance found within these tracks, and that I would not be spinning Pop as much as I had hoped.

My fears were never fully realized, though.

Instead, I have found myself dropping the needle on the same track over and over and over again before flipping sides, getting sucked ever deeper into the wondrous coniferous ether. Somehow this action--or reaction, rather--has allowed the album to expand to three, four, even five times its original length, as I find myself sometimes playing the same track all evening long. Whereas before I most favored tracks 1 (A1), 4 (C), and 7 (F), I now most look forward to the repeat playings of track 3 (B) and track 5 (D), as I want to keep the music going for as long as possible before pulling out the next disc.

Pop may truly be the only album where this phenomenon can be observed, it is morphing between states much like some gaseous thing turning to water and then to solid. Pop is certain to be a modern Classic, and I am sure that it will only continue to show itself in different forms to future listeners.
blackfrost90

blackfrost90

March 11, 2020
referencing Pop, 3xLP, Album, RE, KOMPAKT 370.3
This reissue is filled with so much surface noise I am returning my copy, with music like this it really takes you out of the "zone" to hear a crackle or pop coming in over the mix regularly, even after cleaning both record and stylus. I don't know if it's just my luck but my 2lp copy of Rausch was the same with unacceptable levels of surface noise. It just ruins the music. I'd stick to digital with GAS.
geoklir

geoklir

January 20, 2020
referencing Pop, 3xLP, Album, RE, KOMPAKT 370.3
best album ever made.

reissue arrived and sounds wonderful, no issues so far. annoying thing that, as usually, record sides are not printed on the discs
Black_Heat_Records

Black_Heat_Records

January 8, 2020
referencing Pop, 3xLP, Album, RE, KOMPAKT 370.3

Clean and good sounding reissue. Nothing to say about the album.
A true masterpiece.
samman28

samman28

July 7, 2019
referencing Pop, Cass, Promo, MPLP83
Surprised that a cassette version of this existed — any idea what "AB" is??
accoutrements

accoutrements

February 27, 2019
referencing Pop, CD, Album, MPCD 83
Had word from Michael Mayer at Kompakt that: "Our intention is to re-issue all Gas albums over the course of this year. Königsforst should be ready in May and Pop in September - depending on the pressing plant's mercy."
nurry

nurry

February 28, 2017
referencing Pop, CD, Album, MPCD 83
One of my favorite albums of all time, but depressingly expensive :(
nostalgiatune

nostalgiatune

October 1, 2016
referencing Pop, 2xLP, Album, MPLP 83

Primitive and repetitious patterns without anything one would consider trendy. Not really music, but a wall of sound, impressions of ancient nature, choice of modern shaman. One either hates or loves this kind of stuff, it depends of the objective. If you just seek for music to listen, you will be disappointed and confused. It's just the same same thing looping over and over again. But if you seek sonic experience, get easily in "the state" by patterns and have ear for subtle details, then you may find this record transcendent experience.
Omind

Omind

September 5, 2016
referencing Pop, 2xLP, Album, MPLP 83
As I'm sure many are anticipating at the moment, A Gas box set is on the way via Kompakt, all albums each properly reissued as triple LP's. Incredible news!
enabler

enabler

November 30, 2015
referencing Pop, 2xLP, Album, MPLP 83
Sometimes I discover an amazing album then I look it up on discogs and feel sad for like a week