Gas

Gas

Real Name:
Wolfgang Voigt
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Wolfgang Voigt is an electronic music artist from Cologne, Germany, known for his output under various aliases on a plethora of record labels, including Warp, Harvest, Raster-Noton and Force Inc. Although widely known as a tireless producer, he is best known for co-founding the influential German techno label Kompakt alongside Michael Mayer and Jürgen Paape.
Voigt is known for his numerous, nearly inexhaustible list of one-off projects and aliases. Of these, his best known is arguably Gas, a project that saw the marriage of ambient music and 4/4 techno.

Other names under which Voigt has released music include, but are not limited to, All, Auftrieb, Brom, C.K. Decker, Centrifugal Force, Crocker, Dextro NRG, Dieter Gorny, Digital, Dom, Doppel, Filter, Freiland, Fuchsbau, Gelb, Grungerman, Love Inc., M:I:5, Mike Ink, Mint, Panthel, Popacid, Riss, RX7, Split Inc., Strass, Studio 1, Tal, Vinyl Countdown, W.V., Wassermann, and X-Lvis.
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Gas Discography

Albums

MP 032 LP Gas Gas (Album) Mille Plateaux MP 032 LP Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MP LP 45 Gas Zauberberg (Album) Mille Plateaux MP LP 45 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
MPLP65 Gas Königsforst (Album) Mille Plateaux MPLP65 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
MPLP 83 Gas Pop (Album) Mille Plateaux MPLP 83 Germany 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PROFAN 008 Gas Modern(12") Profan PROFAN 008 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
MP 063 Gas Oktember Mille Plateaux MP 063 Germany 1999 Sell This Version

Compilations

KOMPAKT CD66 Gas Nah Und Fern (Album, Comp) Kompakt KOMPAKT CD66 Germany 2008 Sell This Version

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Techncs

Techncs

December 21, 2014
Gas is my favourite. There are unique always.
kingdagmarius

kingdagmarius

January 20, 2014
Come on, we need reissues (preferable Nah Und Fern), these prices are becoming absurd!
etherealflux

etherealflux

October 3, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
Normally, when people review artists, they say there pro's and con's... But with GAS, simply... WOW!
noizstepper

noizstepper

May 13, 2010
GAS is the most electronica esoteric Artist, I've ever heard.
You can listen to any work. When you first listen to it, you may feel a bit bored.
But repeat it and it will sink deeper and deeper.
I mean, I even use it for meditation! It's more intensive than the most disks you get a the "cosmic sore"! Most describe it as a quite dark music, but in my opinion it isn't that dark.
If you listen to "pop" it's even very bright. Maybe "Königsforst" is quite deep, but not what I would call really "dark". Not more or less dark as the Symphonies of Franz Schubert or Johannes Brahms are.
sparth

sparth

August 24, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
gas is simply the most amazing ambient electronic project ever. it's been years now since i discovered wolfgang's work under his gas alias, and i'm always going back to it. listening to these albums sometimes during days. it's strong, inspirational, spooky, mysterious... pulsating bass rythms like heartbeats ... it's magic!
favorite track: 05 on Zauberberg
Heavy_Boxes

Heavy_Boxes

October 21, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
Wolfgang Voigt is a pretty brilliant guy, and since his discography is so ridiculously huge (hey this dude's got about 30 aliases and probably way over 100 seperate releases with all those vinyl-only singles and albums and collaborations) it can be slightly overwhelming to know where to start with this guy. But here it is, stick with the music he's made under the name Gas for a good introduction. "Pop" is definitely the masterpiece; it's the first thing you should hear (check track 4 (they're all untitled) for the most beautiful thing he's ever done), and unfortunately it's the last thing he's recorded in a very long time (2000). But all of the Gas albums are worth hearing if it turns out that you really like "Pop".

After you soak this stuff up I'd recommend checking out his Studio 1 alias- specifically the compilation that collects all the singles he released (10 songs named after colors) called "Studio Eins" which is pretty damn amazing. He also has a compilation under the name M:I:5 called "Maßstab 1:5" which is another great collection worth checking out.
casinovsjapan

casinovsjapan

March 30, 2004
Of all of Mr. Voigt's aliases, GAS is by far and away the most breathtaking.
He has proven that beauty can be found in repetition, and isn't shy about seamlessly recording the same song dozens of times. While each of his four albums has unique qualities that set them apart from one another, the sheer lack of pretentiousness in style are their most enduring qualities. Subtle shifts in texture are reminiscent of light filtering through stained glass at various times of the day. His heavy 4/4 rhythms tie the multiple orchestral string loops together with pristine grace, while subtle clicks and vinyl-sample pops make for even richer listening. I am totally addicted to GAS and consider Voigt a necessity. He is by far and away one of the best and most prolific electronic music producers alive. Check "Pop" and the 2nd track on "Konigsforst" for an example of his absolute genius. Consistency and familiarity never sounded so heavenly.

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