- Narkopop

Gas - Narkopop
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Rank: #11 / 221
USER SCORE
79
Based on
33 ratings

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90
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.

88
Pitchfork

After 17 years, Wolfgang Voigt returns to his GAS moniker with a new album of unsettling and symphonic ambient music that has become deeper, richer, and more luxurious.

83
A.V. Club

Voigt’s music can be hypnotic, transporting, and soothing, or it can sound like an orchestra tuning up over a throbbing headache, depending on your own tolerance for such things. But for those who appreciate the palliative pleasures of those kinds of immersive ambient textures, Voigt’s first Gas album in 17 years marks a very welcome return.

80
PopMatters

Narkopop emerges as a fresh conceptualization of the same tradition, refined into an altered form while retaining the fundamental aesthetic that made Gas so groundbreaking in the first place.

80
AllMusic

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

75
The Line of Best Fit

At times, Narkopop moves surprisingly fast and the senses struggle to absorb all the nuances of sound. Other moments are more traditional mesmerizing GAS offerings. Either way, it is a complex, beautiful and terrifying experience.

pouls
80
Gas's first album in 17 years is one that will not disappoint ambient music fans in general, as I consider it to be this year's finest release in that genre. The sounds in Narkopop are atmospheric, vast, and mystical; it's as if I'm exploring the forest depicted in the album cover. It is an album that also works very well with its subtleties, and, with its most subtle and most minimal aspects, it creates a huge and grandiose experience.

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Added on: March 17, 2017