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Narkopop

Gas

Narkopop

Fifth album and first since 2000 from the ambient electronic Cologne-based musician Wolfgang Voigt

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Kompakt
UK Release date
21/04/2017
US Release date
21/04/2017
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Not only is Gas' Narkopop a top candidate for best microhouse album of 2017, it may also be the best drone album and the best classical album — and possibly just the best album you'll hear this year, period
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  2. 8.8 |   Pitchfork

    Voigt returns to his GAS moniker with a new album of unsettling and symphonic ambient music that has become deeper, richer, and more luxurious
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  3. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Voigt certainly hasn’t lost touch with electronic music, though Narkopop reclaims the sound of it that is most unmistakably his
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Despite moments of discordance, as on "Narkopop 1," Gas continues to provide, for the most part, analgesic relief. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Austere and immersive
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Glimpsed shadows of melody that hint at Beethoven. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    It feels monolithic, immovable, not to be trifled with
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  8. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    NEW Without making any grand, lofty statements, Narkopop lets its presence become felt nonetheless, mining the same fascinating textures that made the project seemingly eternal (and internal) to begin with
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  9. 8.0 |   Crack

    NEW Whereas Pop was a bright and tranquillising listen that carried much of the producer’s so-called ‘underwater’ qualities, Narkopop sees Voigt return to the heavier abstractions of his early works
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  10. 8.0 |   All Music

    Fully maintaining the trademark Gas sound while adding new dimensions, Narkopop couldn't be a more welcome return
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  11. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    If previous Gas albums were all fog and illusion, Narkopop is striking for its clarity
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  12. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A cinematic, noisy, hyperactive ambient drone experience, a stark departure from GAS’ more hypnotic Pop album in 2000
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  13. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    There’s always a dark side to contemplate even in the most rapturous of moments and settings
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