Sónar Reykjavík is proud to present the opening concert of its 2019 edition, from ambient techno icon, GAS.
GAS is the vision of a sonic body between Schönberg and Kraftwerk, between French horn and bass drum. GAS is Wagner goes glam rock, and Hansel and Gretel on acid. GAS is there to take you on a seemingly endless march through the underwoods - and into the discotheque - of an imaginary, nebulous forest.
In his music, Wolfgang Voigt does not create a direct reference to the original sounds and or even the forest itself. He rather tries to reduce the "material" to its basic aesthetic structure by using different zoom, loop and alienation techniques in order to release it from its original meaning and context. His intention is to create a kind of aesthetic essence, a cave (detail/loop/repetition) where you can get lost.
And for all of you who think that this is too heavy to ingest, please just accept it as wonderful music.