After last year's Narkopop, the first Gas LP since 2000, the legendary ambient techno project returns in May.
Gas fans won't have to wait 17 years for this one: Rausch (German for "intoxication") is due for release through Kompakt barely a year on from Narkopop, the first new LP from Voigt's vaunted ambient techno alias since 2000. While it's divided into parts according to release format (double-vinyl, CD and digital), the upcoming album was produced as a single composition to be heard from beginning to end, and all formats will include the entire work.
Voigt, who's been playing select Gas shows around the world since reviving the project last year, will premiere Rausch with a May 9th hometown performance in Cologne, at Köln Philhormonie. That date was announced back in December.
Today's announcement also includes this text, in English and German:
This week sees Voigt bringing Gas to North America for the first time in nearly nine years.
Rausch with no name / My beautiful shine / You are the sun / This is where I want to be /
Rausch with no morning / This is where we burn / The Stars sparkle / In a sea of flames /
Horns and fanfares / Fanfares of joy / Fanfares of fear /
The wine we drink through the eyes / The moon pours down at night in waves /
Careful with that axe Eugene / Personal Jesus / No beginning no end /
Eighteenth of Oktember / The night falls / The king comes / The hunt starts /
Freude schöner Götterfunken / The long march through the underwood / Trust me there's nothing /
Once upon a time there was a bandit / Who loved a prince / That was long ago /
Spring Summer Fall and Gas / There is a train heading to Nowhere /
Drums and Trumpets / Future without mankind / Warm snow / Alles ist gut /
The bells toll / You are not alone / The murmur in the forest / The murmur in the head /
Light as mist / Heavy as lead / Music happens / To flow like gas /
A clearing / Heavy baggage / Debut in the afterlife / Death has seven cats /
World heritage Rausch / Finally infinite
Watch a video preview for Rausch.
And listen back to Voigt's RA podcast from last year.
01. Rausch 1
02. Rausch 2
03. Rausch 3
04. Rausch 4
05. Rausch 5
06. Rausch 6
07. Rausch 7
Kompakt will release Rausch on May 18th, 2018.
Photo credit: Unland