Gas – Nah und Fern

Author: Colin | Published: 29/6/08







Artist: Gas
Release: Nah und Fern
Label: Kompakt
Year: 2008
Designer: “Musik/Fotos/Kunstlerische Gestaltung: Wolfgang Voigt, Foto und Gestaltungsassistenz: Veronika Unland
Type of music: Ambient/techno
Notes: Gas’s music is at once airy, claustrophic, minimal and dense which the artwork does justice to.


  1. To be honest I felt a bit underwhelmed by the packaging. Maybe it’s because I feel Mr Voigt makes far better music than he does graphic design/art…

    Comment by Peter — June 29, 2008 @ 10:30 pm
  2. I felt the packaging was a bit too minimal, with no indication of which album is which on the sleeves. However I love the blue/greens and I think it will date well. I am now happy that I’ve been beaten on a number of occasions in eBay battles to get hold of the originals – this boxset has saved me a fair bit of money.

    Comment by Justin — June 30, 2008 @ 4:21 pm
  3. Probably a good move Justin. The only real difference I noticed was on “Gas” where the first track was edited a bit. Beyond that, yeah, the minimal remastering was fantastic and true to the originals (hooray for no more Gas FLAC files).

    Comment by Peter — July 1, 2008 @ 7:15 pm
  4. The minimalism of the design was surely deliberate, there to provide a sense of cohesion to the gathered music. That’s also part of the Kompakt approach/brand.

    Comment by Colin — July 1, 2008 @ 9:03 pm
  5. i wish they’d kept the original artwork for the sleeves. perhaps textless or whatever, but had each one as its own thing AS WELL as being part of the box (conceptually and physically).

    Comment by andy — July 6, 2008 @ 6:27 am
  6. The artwork is more or less all right, but the prints inside it are REALLY disappointing – the paper they are printed on is soooo lame…:(

    Comment by Vytas — August 16, 2008 @ 8:05 am
  7. […] – Nah und Fern {feeling the edges of it, I’m yet to inhabit its centre, joke is of course there isn’t […]

  8. Nice pics! Makes me want to get this release even more.

    Comment by encym — June 16, 2010 @ 7:18 pm
  9. totally agree with no.5 andy and no.6 vytas. a missed opportunity. and don’t get me going on raster-noton’s GAS book…

    Comment by duncan รณ ceallaigh — December 1, 2010 @ 9:40 pm


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