Manuel Göttsching ‎– E2-E4

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Ruhige Nervosität 13:00
Gemäßigter Aufbruch 10:00
...Und Mittelspiel 7:00
Ansatz 1:00
Damen-Eleganza 5:00
Ehrenvoller Kampf 3:00
Hoheit Weicht (Nicht Ohne Schwung...) 9:00
...Und Souveränität 3:00
Remis 3:00

Versions (21)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ID 20.004 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, Ltd) Inteam GmbH ID 20.004 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
RRK 15.037 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, Bla) Racket Records RRK 15.037 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
RRK 15 037, RRK 15.037 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, Whi) Racket Records, Racket Records RRK 15 037, RRK 15.037 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
CD 715037, 715037 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE) Racket Records, Racket Records CD 715037, 715037 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
14241 CD, 14 241 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14241 CD, 14 241 France 1992 Sell This Version
14141 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, RE) Disk Union 14141 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
LP 14141 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, RE) Spalax Music, In Team LP 14141 France 1995 Sell This Version
CD 873018-2 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE) Da Music, New Emotional Music CD 873018-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SPALAXLP14141 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, RE) Spalax Music SPALAXLP14141 France 2004 Sell This Version
ARC-7168 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE, Car) Arcàngelo ARC-7168 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
ARC-1116 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE, Jew) Arcàngelo ARC-1116 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
MG.ART 304 Manuel Göttsching E2–E4 (25th Anniversary)(CD, Album, RE, Dig) MG.ART MG.ART 304 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
MG.ART 404 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE) MG.ART MG.ART 404 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
LP 14141 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Cle) Disk Union LP 14141 UK 2010 Sell This Version
LP 14141 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Whi) Disk Union LP 14141 UK 2010 Sell This Version
MG.ART 404 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4 30th Anniversary(CD, Album, RE) MG.ART MG.ART 404 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
MG.ART 804, BELLE 121916 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE, RM) MG.ART, Belle Antique MG.ART 804, BELLE 121916 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
14141 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Spalax Music (2) 14141 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
RRK 15.037 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, Whi) Racket Records RRK 15.037 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MM-2002 Manuel Gottering* E2-E4(LP, RE, Unofficial) Multimix Remix Service MM-2002 US Unknown Sell This Version
MM-2002 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Unofficial) Multimix Remix Service MM-2002 US Unknown Sell This Version

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.Anton.

.Anton.

February 4, 2015
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, 14141

I dont know why the avg rating is only about 4.0/5 because, to me, this copy sounds OK and the sleeve as the label are like the original.

Does someone disagree with me ?
crowfoot

crowfoot

May 11, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004
One word describes this LP, 'Blueprint' what else can you say! way ahead the pack by a decade at leased... For its time of release!!!!!,

Aphex was popping zits and pot holing in the early 80's..... as for the Detroit scene, basically a lot of modern respected electronica in the last 30 years is directly related/influenced by this LP i would confidently say.... amazing piece of cultural audio art!! Hints of 'Seudo Latino' in there somewhere....

FabianKempe

FabianKempe

May 8, 2014
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004
oh wow! This is THE record that describes the comming of an whole new genre! 1981.. never heard nothing like this from that time, if anyone of you knows more like this from from the same year tell me because i can't find any! I mean none of the now known names from detroit and other citys of ledgens did this kind of music at that time. This must be it.
tjollebolle

tjollebolle

March 23, 2013
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004
A timeless masterpiece,listen and enjoy!
TimaMachine

TimaMachine

March 12, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004

A very good record but also very overhyped in these comments. Klaus Schulze was putting out stuff like this as early as 1976. Surprisingly this was recorded in 1981, the same year "Tonwelle" came out where Manuel Göttsching accompanied Klaus Schulze on guitar. Listen to the track "Druck" and see if you can spot where the inspiration for E2-E4 may stem from, who knows right! When you read the reviews here a pattern begins to emerge, most of these comments reference Detroit producers like Derrick May, Juan Atkin, Carl Craig...It sounds as though the reviewers only got interested in Berlin School of music after it was praised by one of these guys. The irony is that none of these techno producers have made anything near as good as E2-E4 in their own field, I guess Carl Craig tried his best on "Landcruising" but still...
tonumaa

tonumaa

March 11, 2012
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004
so here i am again listening to this album for the XXXXXth time.
I cant stress this enough, this album is "The Terminator" of underground music.
No words can describe how good this piece of work is
tonumaa

tonumaa

October 23, 2011
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004
wow!
one of the most important electronic albums!

if you haven't heard this before, be prepared for the flight of a lifetime.
DrexciyenStarChamber

DrexciyenStarChamber

December 10, 2009
edited over 6 years ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004

When it happens, just happens. And nothing happens at random,this for both normal and special things.But only the special things happen by pure magic, or some strange astral combination, the dance in zero gravity between immanent and transcendent,any disengagement of some here and some drawings up there. The ability to express the totality of himself is a cumbersome venture, not automatic, often unattainable, often isn't enough a life. The ex-leader of Ashra(-Ra Temple), the kraut-deutsch guru Manuel Göttsching did it a quarter century ago,when he was thirty and came from important discs and experiences. An evening like many others, December 12/1981, a saturday, he was in concert mood (just returned from a tour with Klaus Schulze), enters his home studio armed with synth and guitar. And an hour of music was born. Something that scares at beginning and rhymes with perfection. After much reflections, doubts and afterthoughts, and only after the counsel of usual Schulze and especially three years laters, he decides to publish the session. "E2-E4", cover a chessboard on cold beige and brown, sees the light and its light changes the course of history(at least the music one). But what's E2-E4? For a human, the easiest opening move in chess. For a REAL human, the dream of life. A persistent of creamy syntethic geometries who proceeds to Nirvana escorted by a spastic latin beat and in its peak by a guitar that now we can define "balearic". THE loop by definition. And the thing that will change forever the DNA of house(Larry Levan says thank you!), will leave breathless the Motor City and its early visionaries (Derrick May and Carl Craig say thank you!). Nevertheless it's not a dance piece. But it will fall in love all the freaks, from ambient heads to ibicencans, and it will be sampled till'death (Sueno Latino, D2-D2, etc...etc...). But it's impossible to speak of "E2-E4" in terms of human technology, if you've that heart and that head, it will never leaves your lives. My all-time favourite record, my soul, my end. Rated 10/5.
alant1000

alant1000

June 24, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Bla, RRK 15.037
Groundbreaking early electronic track which had a massive influence on some of the pioneers of modern dance mucic... Derrick May said that he and his friends would listen to the whole LP over and over again for weeks, Juan Atkins said the same and it fit in with his early vision of Science fiction music from outer space, and clearly had an influence on his early Model 500 / Metroplex output. The whole LP lasts well over 40 minutes, and instead of individual tracks, the LP is a continuous track arranged into phases, with subtle changes in instrumentation whilst maintaining the same background rift and light beat. Sampled a million times since, most notably on "Sueno Latino". Very Inspiring and deep music.
eiskristall

eiskristall

February 8, 2004
edited over 2 years ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, LP 14141

Indeed a journey deep into your mind, when it first came out, music press almost gave (with some exceptions) a negative response, nobody understood this concept. After the increasing the rave scene in the early nineties this record became more and more cult status because of the general recognizing the important influence on electronic music development. An early avantgarde masterpiece by Manuel Göttsching...