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Königsforst – following the 1997 release of Zauberberg (Kompakt 370.1), Wolfgang Voigt’s GAS project returned with Königsforst, a full length that has stood the test of time as a template for introducing fundamentals of 90’s techno into the principles of contemporary electronic music.
Originally released in 1998 on the iconic Frankfurt imprint Mille Plateaux, and then reissued in 2016 as a part of GAS “BOX”, Zauberberg is now released on his own label KOMPAKT on 180 gram 3LP vinyl in its original artwork.
Königsforst brings glimmers of light into Voigt’s dark, magnificent forest. Melodic strings and brass are added to his signature layers of ominous intensity. The forest path is laid out by muffled kick drums as classical music loops incessantly swirl with no direction.
Matt says: I don't know much about Gas or Wolfgang Voigt but I do know his records always grab me by the gonads! Impenertrable darkness, smudges atmospheres and lost reverbations of grand pianos, orchestras and wind seem to be order of the day heree. Like being irrevocably lost in a vast wilderness; there's an eeries tension to the tracks on offer here.
A. Königsforst 1
B. Königsforst 2
C. Königsforst 3
D. Königsforst 4
E. Königsforst 5