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- Barcode (Text): 7 18758 89651 2
- Barcode (Scanned): 0718758896512
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): 33 UPM MPO MP 65 A SST
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): 33 UPM MPO MP 65 B SST
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side C): 33 UPM MPO MP 65 C SST
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side D): 33 UPM MPO MP 65 D SST
- Label Code: LC 06001
- Rights Society: GEMA
|Königsforst (CD, Album)||Mille Plateaux||MPCD65||Germany||1998|
|Königsforst (8×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, Remastered)||Kompakt||370.2 D||Germany||2017|
|Königsforst (3×LP, Album, Reissue)||Kompakt||Kompakt 370.2||Europe||2019|
|Königsforst (CD, Album, Reissue)||Kompakt, Kompakt||KOMPAKT CD 164, KOM CD 164||Europe||2020|
- Refrains and sonorities sampled from German classical music, weaving them into a subtly shifting tapestry over a muffled, changeless four-to-the-floor beat, the reverberance and majesty of the original orchestral recordings creating an atmosphere of airy vastness and altitude that felt positively alpine. (from book Electric Flash)
- Funny seeing collectors try to unload these individual albums for around $200 when Box is still in stock for $140 X-D
- 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
- Edited 17 years agoThe 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.