Which connection does music and forest offer? Certainly, at first glance, there is no satisfactory answer. But you can deduce it, starting by the product itself (music and visual component) and ending up with an enormous chain reaction. Because gas is a holistic concept, carried by techno and an atypical sound cosmos, embraced by the key visual: forest.
In addition to the straight kickdrum: a distorted sound. Amorphous, imprecise, nebulous. A tree becomes a forest. The forest becomes a habitat. Everything is alive now. And it cognitively digging into someone’s memory.
The final result is not just a coincidence sound. Everything had to grow over 20 years. Vogt's original idea to focus on the topic forest and music had a strong relation to his personal relationship to nature and a strong enthusiasm for romanticism like Casper David Friedrich, one of the most important German Romantic painter.
With his current NARKOPOP album Wolfgang Voigt offers a sonic biotope full of music to be rediscovered every time it sounds.
Wolfgang Voigt, born in 1961 in Cologne, Germany, is an artist, music producer, label owner and one of the co-founders of the Cologne-based electronica and techno label Kompakt.
Working under many different project names and pseudonyms (e.g. Mike Ink, Studio1, M:I:5, GAS, Love Inc., Freiland, Wassermann…), Wolfgang Voigt has continuously varied his own, unmistakable music style from the onset of the 1990s, spanning the spectrum from creating experimental and unusual hybrids by combining elements of techno with German Schlager and folk music, to pioneering, austere minimalistic concept techno series such as Studio1, a series that was limited to 10 vinyl releases, the cover of each bearing a plain color design without any text.