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Gas - Königsforst Album

Gas - Königsforst Album
Performer: Gas
Genre: Electro
Title: Königsforst
MP3 album size: 1494 mb
FLAC album size: 1235 mb
Style: Modern Classical, Techno, Ambient
Country: Germany
Released: 1998
Catalog number: MPLP65
Label: Mille Plateaux




CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
370.2 DGas Königsforst ‎(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM)Kompakt370.2 DGermany2017
Kompakt 370.2Gas Königsforst ‎(3xLP, Album, RE)KompaktKompakt 370.2Europe2019
MPCD65Gas Königsforst ‎(CD, Album)Mille PlateauxMPCD65Germany1999


  • Written-By, Producer, Concept ByWolfgang Voigt


Music concept: Wolfgang Voigt for Blei

The vinyl version contains two songs (A1, D1) that would remain exclusive to this pressing until being appended to the end of Königsforst in the box set Box and the digital reissue. The other five songs correspond to 3, 4, 2, 5 and 6 of the CD version, respectively.


  • Barcode: 7 18758 89651 2


  • Distributed By – EFA – 08065-1


Funny seeing collectors try to unload these individual albums for around $200 when Box is still in stock for $140 X-D
  Mark, if we do this blindfolded test on a hi end tube amp, nice turntable and clear speakers I would be happy to do so. Maybe add a cocktail into the mix as well ;)
I am not suggesting "lower sound quality", only that there are sonic differences in the two pressings. I will have to listen to the other two albums and dig into a deeper comparison. A thing to consider is that down the road it's the box that I'm gonna sell, not the originals.
I'd be curious if I blindfolded you, if you'd be able to tell the difference between the old pressing and the new.
Adam, would you say the same about the other albums of the box? I mean, lower sound-quality?
Hmm interesting! I didnt buy Box yet but I'm kinda happy as-is with Nah Und Fern. That one still gets it done for me.
The thing is, I have both and can say the original sounds better, the gatefold art is choice and the track order is surperlative. In this case, this OG pressing holds it's higher value!
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
The 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.
Track D1:
What is the other LP track that doesn't feature on the CD?
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