Nah und Fern

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Nah und Fern
Gas nah und fern cover.png
Box set by Gas
Released 10 June 2008
Recorded 1996-2000
Genre Ambient, ambient techno, psychedelia
Length 264:04 (CD)
54:24 (vinyl)
Label Kompakt
Producer Wolfgang Voigt
Gas chronology
Pop
(2000)Pop2000
Nah und Fern
(box set)
(2008)
Gas
(book and CD)
(2008)Gas2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (A)[2]
Drowned in Sound 9/10 stars[3]
PopMatters 9/10 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (9.2)[5]
Resident Advisor 5/5 stars[6]

Nah und Fern is a boxed set collecting the four albums released by Wolfgang Voigt under the Gas alias. An edited double vinyl was also released alongside the compact disc box set. Voigt noted around the time of release that, during remastering of his work, the music seemed to resist attempts at cleaning up the recordings, with the muffled or lo-fi nature of some elements of the music forming an integral part of the characteristic Gas sound. All four albums were originally released on the label Mille Plateaux.[7][8] The box set reached #13 on the Billboard Top World Music Albums chart.[9]

Nah und Fern contains some differences between its contents and the previously issued versions of each album. Apart from overall remastering of the music, several songs appear in slightly longer versions. Notably, tracks 1 and 3 on Gas are replaced by entirely new compositions, while track 4 is highly remixed. Track 6 of Zauberberg also appears in a much longer extended version.

A vinyl version of Nah und Fern was also released, featuring one song each from Zauberberg, Königsforst and Pop, along with new song, "Nah und Fern".

Track listing[edit]

Compact disc box set[edit]

All tracks written by Wolfgang Voigt.

Disc 1: Gas
No. Title Length
1. "Untitled" 6:28
2. "Untitled" 14:08
3. "Untitled" 8:21
4. "Untitled" 11:50
5. "Untitled" 13:57
6. "Untitled" 13:51
Total length: 67:35
Disc 2: Zauberberg
No. Title Length
1. "Untitled" 7:46
2. "Untitled" 14:10
3. "Untitled" 12:47
4. "Untitled" 6:00
5. "Untitled" 8:01
6. "Untitled" 11:05
7. "Untitled" 9:12
Total length: 69:01
Disc 3: Königsforst
No. Title Length
1. "Untitled" 9:49
2. "Untitled" 13:56
3. "Untitled" 9:01
4. "Untitled" 6:32
5. "Untitled" 15:19
6. "Untitled" 10:20
Total length: 64:57
Disc 4: Pop
No. Title Length
1. "Untitled" 5:30
2. "Untitled" 8:36
3. "Untitled" 7:26
4. "Untitled" 9:28
5. "Untitled" 10:51
6. "Untitled" 9:18
7. "Untitled" 15:02
Total length: 66:11

Vinyl pressing[edit]

All tracks written by Wolfgang Voigt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ The A.V. Club review
  3. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  4. ^ PopMatters review
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ Resident Advisor review
  7. ^ Bolle, Susanna (2008-06-05). "Reviews: Gas: Nah und Fern". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  8. ^ Bussolini, Brandon (2008-06-12). "GAS: Nah und Fern". Prefix. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  9. ^ "Nah und Fern >> Charts & Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 

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