Zauberberg (album)

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Zauberberg
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Studio album by Gas
Released December, 1997
Genre Ambient techno, dark ambient
Length 55:05 (vinyl)
65:52 (CD)
Label Mille Plateaux MP CD 45
Producer Wolfgang Voigt
Gas chronology
Gas
(1996)
Zauberberg
(1997)
Oktember
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media 8.7/10[2]

Zauberberg is the second album by Wolfgang Voigt's Gas project. It was released in December, 1997 on the Mille Plateaux label. The album is named in reference to the Thomas Mann novel The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg).[3] It is the first Gas album to incorporate the forest imagery that would become a trademark of the project. Reviews generally cite Zauberberg as the darkest, most dissonant Gas release.

The CD and vinyl pressings feature notable differences. The songs are re-ordered for the CD format, with several presented as extended versions. For Zauberberg's inclusion in the Nah und Fern box set, track 6 of the CD was replaced with an extended version of the same piece. Gas' second box set, Box, features tracks 1, 3, 6 and 7 of the CD in extended format.

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl pressing[edit]

All tracks written by Wolfgang Voigt.


Compact disc pressing[edit]

All tracks written by Wolfgang Voigt.

No. Title Length
1. "Untitled" 7:50
2. "Untitled" (A1 on vinyl) 14:12
3. "Untitled" (C1 on vinyl) 12:50
4. "Untitled" (B1 on vinyl) 6:01
5. "Untitled" (B2 on vinyl) 8:04
6. "Untitled" (D1 on vinyl) 7:23
7. "Untitled" (D2 on vinyl) 9:32
Total length: 65:52

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r343475
  2. ^ Beta, Andy (December 9, 2016). "Gas: Zauberberg". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ Red Bull Music Academy interview with Wolfgang Voigt