Published Nov 28, 2008Following the success of this years Gas reissue, Nah Und Fern, electronic pioneer Wolfgang Voigt will again take a trip down memory lane in 2009. On January 12, the Kompakt head has announced hell be resurrecting his long-deleted Studio 1 work, once again giving fans a chance to dig into Voigts ahead-of-its-time 90s recordings.
Voigts Studio 1 material has often been credited as "the root and origin of German minimal techno and, up to this point, has remained clouded in mystery. In the early 90s, each of the ten Studio 1 twelve-inches originally came sporting no record titles, no track names and were only differentiated from each other by the colour of the packaging.
Many of the Studio 1 tracks found their way onto CD back in 2005, which included five then-unreleased bonus tracks. But with that release going out of print almost as quickly as the twelve-inches, the Kompakt reissue will mark the first time many fans will get a chance to hear Studio 1 on a physical format.
Theres no word from Kompakt yet if this CD-only affair will again include those previously released bonus tracks and the label hasnt released any track listing. However, with no track names, that isnt really going to help us figure out whats on this collection, now is it?
Wolfgang Voigt und Kompakt