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3.0 out of 5 stars I would give it five stars but..., 9 Nov 2010
This review is from: Nah Und Fern (Audio CD)
Make no mistake, these releases are sublime, gorgeous and essential. I'm even basing a small portion of my PhD on them! I would easily give them five stars but...

The remastering in this value set has ruined some of the preciousness in the tracks, to the point where the subtle aesthetics have been blasted away. Unfortunately this is particularly noticeable on the Konigsforst CD where Untitled 5 - probably the most revered track in the entire canon has been distorted out of existence.

This is a massive shame. The set looks like excellent value for money, but please search out second hand copies of Konigsforst and compare on headphones especially. This might seem pedantic, but these pieces are all about precise tonal colours and precision.

Massively disappointing, especially as the originals are hard to track down now.
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Initial post: 20 Aug 2011 08:06:25 BDT
personally i think this is a great set but with regards to tracking down originals i would go further and say that you need to track down the vinyl not the cd. discogs.com is usually the best place to start if you want to track them down although prices esp for zauberberg can be steep (when i last looked). if you know about gas then you probably already know about his studio 1 moniker, but if not, check out the 10 pieces he did for a completely different style to gas. wolfgang voigt is the master in the ambient and minimal techno field even 20 years after he started!!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2011 14:52:08 BDT
Got the vinyl for Konigsforst now and you are right. I paid 80 quid for a mint copy and it's worth every penny! Zauberberg sounds tempting on vinyl also!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2011 15:42:45 BDT
Indeed it's great. Very atmospheric. There is a great YouTube link fir konigsforst playing over a photo of Concorde taking off in mist and rain. Worth listening as the photo suits the mood of the track perfectly. As for zauberberg: just get it. Although most think konigsforst is the best of the 4 I personally prefer Z.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2011 15:58:34 BDT
i have the cd for zauberberg - is the vinyl different?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2011 20:12:27 BDT
i can't remember whether its the zauberberg cd that has the extra track or the vinyl. i think the vinyl version of konigsforst has extra tracks. certainly the nah und fern vinyl has a new vinyl only track - which is actually the best of the gas output i think. its just that given that mr voigt has gone to all the trouble to make the tracks sound so analogue with hiss and crackle that its such a shame to listen to it in a non analogue form. i'm a huge vinyl fan, and usually only listen to a cd in the car - or as background music when we have friends round etc. its a huge argument in itself: vinyl v cd. i have a reasonable turntable and a very good cd player in my main system, but i think the turntables warmth beats the cd players clinicalness (not sure if thats a real word) every time. i bet the best cd player manufacturers will tell you (if they are being honest) that they haven't got the sound right yet. all those streams of 1s and 0s just don't come close to making the most believable music yet.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2011 20:38:11 BDT
Now that's a WHOLE other argument! I work as a sound recordist much of the time, so this could run and run! Cheers. P.S. http://chrisdooks.bandcamp.com is me.
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