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  • Summary: This is the sixth full-length release for Wolfgang Voigt under the GAS moniker.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. May 16, 2018
    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.
  2. 91
    Its arc is more satisfying than those of Narkopop or Konigsförst, though it lacks either of those albums’ sense of vastness. It certainly pales next to Pop and the underloved Zauberberg, which I’ve always felt were tied for the title of Voigt’s masterpiece.
  3. 85
    In its brief seven tracks, Rausch barely makes it over an hour mark, but in that time frame, Voigt gives his listener a lot to unpack and offers the idea that he still has a lot more to say.
  4. May 18, 2018
    Rausch, though hardly topical, feels current, as jarring and revealing as last night’s nightmare.
  5. May 17, 2018
    As Rausch shows, Voigt is still finding inspiration in his childhood memories and those old forests, subtly changing the way we see and hear them each time.
  6. May 18, 2018
    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.
  7. May 18, 2018
    Rausch’s ambitious structure is an incomplete but laudable step forward. If Narkopop was a belated capstone on the first era of Gas, Rausch might be the first real statement of a coming second phase. And its status as second-tier Voigt doesn’t necessarily portend dire things to come.

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  1. Jun 5, 2018
    Hmmm, you know I think I might just prefer this to 'Narkopop', this has more of its own personality. Album peak 'Rausch 5' is one of the mostHmmm, you know I think I might just prefer this to 'Narkopop', this has more of its own personality. Album peak 'Rausch 5' is one of the most essential 10 minutes of listening of 2018 so far; unsettling, compelling, mesmeric. Expand