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Gas - Narkopop Album

Gas - Narkopop Album

  • Performer: Gas
  • Genre: Electron
  • Title: Narkopop
  • Released: 21 Apr 2017
  • Style: Modern Classical, Techno, Ambient
  • Label: Kompakt
  • Catalog: KOMPAKT 371
  • Country: Germany
  • MP3 version size: 1097 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2882 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 724


1Narkopop 29:44
2Narkopop 78:40
3Narkopop 43:34
4Narkopop 56:03
5Narkopop 1017:09
6Narkopop 86:07
7Narkopop 14:26
8Narkopop 1116:17
9Narkopop 97:02
10Narkopop 1017:09
11Narkopop 33:50
12Narkopop 64:43


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
Kompakt CD 136 DGas Narkopop ‎(10xFile, FLAC, Album + File, FLAC, Album, Mixed)KompaktKompakt CD 136 DGermany2017
KOMPAKT CD 136, OTLCD-2311Gas Narkopop ‎(CD, Album)Kompakt, Octave LabKOMPAKT CD 136, OTLCD-2311Japan2017
Kompakt CD 136 DGas Narkopop ‎(11xFile, WAV, Album, 24-)KompaktKompakt CD 136 DUK2017
Kompakt CD 136 DGas Narkopop ‎(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320)KompaktKompakt CD 136 DUK2017
noneGas Narkopop ‎(11xFile, WAV, 16 )KompaktnoneGermany2017


  • Lacquer Cut BySST Brüggemann GmbH
  • Mastered By [Mastering]Jörg Burger
  • Music By [Musik], Design [Gestaltung], Concept By [Musikonzept]Wolfgang Voigt


Musikonzept [sic] - Wolfgang Voigt für [Blei logo]
Made in Europe
3LP+CD artbook edition, released in 24 pp. bound book with printed black inner sleeves.


  • Barcode (Text): 8 80319 82153 0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1286
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): CA KOMCD 136 @ IFPI L039 02/08/17 01:19:29 PM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): KOM 371 A MPO SST ^
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): KOM 371 B MPO SST ^
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): KOM 371 C MPO SST ^
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): KOM 371 D SST ^ MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side E): KOM 371 E SST ^ MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side F): KOM 371 F SST ^ MPO
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 12012


  • Published By – Edition Blei
  • Pressed By – MPO
  • Distributed By – Kompakt Distribution



Ishnjurus Ishnjurus
After his monumental “Gas Box” release last year, Wolfgang Voigt to my surprise chose to revitalise his GAS moniker. Those of you familiar with the name will remember its place as one of electronic music’s pioneers. Suitable for both dancefloors and baroque living rooms, GAS is providing a warm, dark atmosphere where you are able to shut all your troubles away. His recurring theme of slow, pulsating, living ambience is one of my most vivid memories of the time when I first discovered electronic music.Further sculpting the sound from his “Pop” release, this album starts out as a gentle whisper of dark feelings. But already on the second track(They don’t have names) the slow, heartbeat-like pulse is present. Slowly evolving, introducing elements of strings, flute, and that synth sound which Wolfgang is famous for. As the second track is ending, I can hear traces of the “Koenigsforst” with it’s horn-like sound alternating between two notes. “Narcopop 3” is more ambient related than the rest of the tracks, starting out with drones and synth. Gone is the beat, replaced by a shimmering glow that I havent really heard in any other GAS releases. This continues until the fifth instalment on the album.“Nacopop 5” starts off with heavy beats which sounds like a pump or train is starting. Son enough they are accompanied by a variant on the theme from the first track. Overtones of bright light illuminates the piece after a while, lifting it above the overall dark and somnious theme.The sixth track on the album introduces piano to the mix. A calm melody is heard, while the waves of drone are providing a background that reminds me of space noise. Number 7 is using my favourite GAS feature; a warm drone mix which is being pummeled quiet by beats. It feels like my heart is punding, and I am running in thin air. With every heartbeat, the sound is muffeled, but each time it returns with increasing strenght. I am happy that he chose to make this songs so long, and I can enjoy the sensation for over 9 minutes.“Narcopop 8” is similar in sound as the longest “Koenigsfurst” track, like a never-ending run in the forest, with noone else around. While the appearance increases, the sound turns darker. About halfway through, another sound of vibrating keys are added. The theme changes slowly, returning to the first movement, before fading away near the end.The ninth installment is similar to the previous, but returns slightly to the palette on the first track. An unnerving, pulsating symphony. When the last track starts, we are once again reminded of the darkness that this project stems from. A deep, low pulse accompanied by equally dark vibrating synth keys. It’s his longest piece yet, spanning the entirety of the last side. There is a recurring piece of what seems like an obo-like instrument playing. It adds to the hypnotic state that I’m finding myself in when I am listening to this track. In my humble opinion, this is his finest hour.
Vudojar Vudojar
A quality album that will gain appreciation as the years go by and the filler music sinks into oblivion.
funike funike
Got a replacement copy through Amazon. Both had issues, but combining the best elements between the two copies I now have a perfect vinyl/book set. The aforementioned issues included visible dimples on the vinyl which caused pops, and the art book coming unglued. Definitely buy from a place with a good return policy.It took me a while to get into this album digitally due to the mixing - you really needed to crank it to get that bass the keeps the album moving. The pressing is lush and brings out a lot that low-end depth to tracks like Narkopop 2. It was a pleasant surprise to find the vinyl mix flows seamlessly between tracks on each side like the continuous mix available digitally. This is an immersive experience. The bonus track is a satisfying epilogue.
Vetalol Vetalol
won't say I enjoyed it. then again I didn't buy it and (GAS warriors please don't cut my ears) haven't listened to every minute of it, the constant dreary atmosphere is just a little too much for me although I'm a fan of all previous GAS albums, tracks and remixes. as absurd as it sounds coming from a regular listener of Eno's Neroli and the like, I can't find any interesting progression here, it's just the same thing going over and over again. part of me thinks that Wolfgang's got a little lazy on that one. first and last tracks are good, rest are meh. probably me getting older and denser or something (see? gas cannot be absorbed by a thicker container/substance... ta-duuh geek humor!). as with all deep albums it's a good practice to revisit it a couple of years later, who knows maybe I'll be young and unbiased sometime again
cyrexoff cyrexoff
So the art book fell off within 3 minutes of opening this. Is this supposed to happen or what? Edit: distro says the art book falling off is a problem with many copies of this release, seems like Kompakt dropped the ball on this one. My copy was also missing the C/D vinyl, which is just crazy bad honestly... Anyway, getting a replacement copy. Hope I get lucky this time. Edit 2: replacement copy is solid, guess I got unlucky the first time
September September
it's amazing how this album switches from the most unsettling, paranoia inducing soundscapes to the most soothing, unearthy experiences I've ever had with music. it almost feels as if it's trying to induce terror just to make the calm after it that more curing.
4 of these left for $53 in the sale section of the Vinyl Me, Please store. Free shipping to the USA if you're a member. Best price brand new, I've seen.
Morlunn Morlunn
Thank you very much for the tip!! Ten words yay!
Kazracage Kazracage
Anyone else have incessant surface noise and crackles on Sides E and F? WTF? A-D sound great
Golden freddi Golden freddi
Mine is all perfect. You should contact the vendor and ask for a replacement.
Centrizius Centrizius
First, I just want to say that this album is fantastic. It's the GAS record that didn't come out 15 years ago, just like you want it to be. Buuuuuuuuut, this release is stupid and gimmicky. The art book, like the box set, is pretty uninteresting, the printing seems kind of low quality, and the elaborateness of the packaging makes it prone to shipping damage. All this adds up to make it really expensive as well. I would have gladly paid $35/40 for a regularly housed 3xLP. I bought this, and am happy to have the album on vinyl (sounds great, good pressing), but I can't help but feel ripped off.
Mariwyn Mariwyn
It is a shame! I got my copy today and it was a waste! Marks and bumps in the record surface, some graisy stuff like gravel inside the packaging. One records looked like somebody bit a piece of it !!! Nasty glued fingerprints on booklet inside. Great music, terrible production!! Shame Kompakt!!
Adrielmeena Adrielmeena
people need to stop assuming that manufacturing defects are purely the labels fault... it is assembled at the pressing plant, not in the labels office. I'm sure if you contacted them, you get a replacement
Foiuost Foiuost
Wasn't totally sure about this release at first, but after a few listens I'm starting to really love it. It's interesting that this is titled Narkopop, as the hypnotic and narcotic aspects of Pop are perhaps less present here - with more of a focus on individual sounds and samples rising through the wash to illicit a brief emotional reaction before sinking back into the layered depths. Narcotic in a different way perhaps, with less of a serene outlook and a darker and more paranoid atmosphere. Standouts for me are the opening 14~ minutes with Narkopop 1 & 2, unsettling and discordant at times, and Narkopop 10 - which engages in more traditional sublime GAS fare, albeit with the newer inhibited tone of the album. Overall excellent, and I would recommend it to fans and newcomers alike.
Shou Shou
"Angelo Badalamenti’s score to Mulholland Drive seems to be a particular inspiration, and the tense crawl of Narkopop’s opening track almost has to be a direct reference to the film’s main theme."I would think that these soundscapes tend to gain negativity only if they are put into relationship with this senseless kind of odious destructivity.
Jediathain Jediathain
Am I the only one feeling let down with this one? At times this sounds like the kind of stuff that labels release just for profit after an artist had died.
Uris Uris
yep. you're not alone. I know that feel my cogs-bro//At least 10 words must be entered.
Mr_TrOlOlO Mr_TrOlOlO
Nope. 17 years between drinks and I felt nothing. From Pop to fizzle.
Amarin Amarin
Narkopop 3LP set is legitimately deluxe packaging and presentation. Very nice.
Alsath Alsath
This is all about the looping orchestral samples. Raw, mundane, organic ambiance without gimmicks but a lot of depth. The beat is minimal, melody is non-existent. This is not a music to listen to. This is music let oneself dissolve into. Merging into it, diving deeper into all those microscopic details, discovering new dimensions inside other, free falling into ever expanding void. Floating in the ether of sensations, where the echoes of distant sounds gradually takes a form of a dream. The music transforms into something you explore with all your senses. You literally feel it's warmth. It will start making sense, if you are relaxed and willing to accept it's spell. It works best lying on bed and closing your eyes.This is not apparent on the surface. It's not some supernatural aspect radiating outside. You truly need to dedicate yourself for this journey to unlock the potential. Just check it on the surface, and you'll find it boring, rest assured. But if you are new to this type of music, want to understand it and believe, you may truly discover something from this music you never felt before. This may sound pretentious, but it's something I have personally experienced.It was GAS whose discography really got me into ambient. I admit I also found it boring first, but decided to play it before bed, and experienced something that got me hooked since then.5/5, perfect continuum for the Gas series after almost 20 years.
Hugifyn Hugifyn the way: record of the year...????maybe record of the century...
Pettalo Pettalo
lol what makes you think so? --10 words 10 words 10 words 10 words --
Zeus Wooden Zeus Wooden
Of the century! ? ! ? ! ? ! ?