Gas - Rausch
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2018 Ratings: #54 / 362
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2018 Ratings: #80
Your Review



Like the forest depicted on the cover, Rausch is something to get lost in, a long stroll free of the noise of modernity where the little details can draw near and take your breath away with their simple beauty.

Pretty Much Amazing

Rausch suggests more than ever how far left the Gas sound can drift while maintaining its essential mood and aesthetic, and perhaps this new era of Gas holds riskier gambits to come.

The Line of Best Fit

In a larger sense, Rausch is nothing too new, but even with that stamp of predictability, Voigt is able to maneuver the tracks on Rausch in a compelling way.


While Rausch initially doesn't feel like quite as much of a momentous occasion as Narkopop did when it first arrived, it certainly isn't any less beautiful, and holds up to repeated listens as well as anything else in the project's essential discography.


Highs and lows aside, Rausch is a marvel, and one of the most engrossing listens in 2018 so far.


Rausch, though hardly topical, feels current, as jarring and revealing as last night’s nightmare.

Resident Advisor

Like last year's Narkopop, Rausch is a different kind of Gas record from the classic albums, and one that seeks out a different relationship with the listener. It's imposing and dense, and even its prettiest moments have a sinister tint. And yet it has the eerie, enveloping stillness of Gas's best music.

A.V. Club

Rausch picks up right where Narkopop left off. The new effort—pointedly intended to be listened to in a single sitting—finds a pulse early on that almost never ceases, with Voigt filtering in guitar plucks that hit like wind chimes.

Spectrum Culture
This is a massive revision to GAS’s erstwhile style and thematic grace, as well as a troubling reminder that the world is starting to run out of places where one can escape.

Compared to Wolfgang Voigt's heyday, Rausch can feel a bit a like a protracted misstep. Although GAS's sound starts to sound a bit dated, Voigt can still be applauded for his approach to storytelling and patience in constructing his electro-orchestral worlds.

May 28, 2018
big boi, always making
May 18, 2018
I am not really into ambient music like this but i would heavily recommend this if you want some music to make you sleepy, since it is really minimalistic and does not have much going on.
May 24, 2018
GAS doesn't make music for people who aren't patient, let's start with that. People were shocked to see Wolfgang coming out with an album only a year after he returned with "Narkopop". But to be honest, I have a whole lot more to say about "Rausch". This album isn't the waiting game that his last album was, even though that wasn't a bad thing. But this album is so much more monolithic, with so much more Drone influence and some seriously noisy parts. The two longest ... read more
May 21, 2018
Fav Tracks: Rausch2, rausch 3
May 18, 2018
I'm gonna revisit the Gas discography before I get into this.
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Added on: March 19, 2018