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 (25)

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, RP) 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, Ltd, RE, Pap) 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
MG.ART 424 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4 (35th Anniversary)(CD, Album, RE) MG.ART MG.ART 424 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
‎ID 20.004 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4 (LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, 180) Inteam GmbH (2) ‎ID 20.004 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
BELLE-162534 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Belle Antique BELLE-162534 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
MG.ART 904 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, RE, Emb) MG.ART MG.ART 904 Germany 2016 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 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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samh72

samh72

November 24, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
As per previous comments, a legendary piece of music, a great pressing and a superb package all round.
footwear85

footwear85

November 17, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
Great repressing of a classic, don't hesitate with this one.
vigipirate_the_real

vigipirate_the_real

November 15, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, 14141
I have a problem with my copy of this release. Side A: the records sometimes sounds like the deck is going slower... But the deck is fine. I am quite disappointed.
ElectroSteak

ElectroSteak

October 3, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
I received my copy today,released on the artist's own label ("MG ART"). Mine was on 180 gr. vinyl and did not come with a DL code. This is a high quality release and I would advise anyone to pick this up over earlier, and more expensive, pressings.
VinylRush

VinylRush

September 23, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
Do you get a DL code with this release? Just seen this on pitchfork. I have never heard of it before but I love electronic music.
kebomusic

kebomusic

September 22, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
received my copy today and doesn't seem to be a 180 gr. vinyl
anyone?
music_emporium

music_emporium

September 21, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
180-gram LP version with embossed chessboard artwork print and printed inner sleeve. In celebration of the 2016 35th anniversary of the December 12, 1981, recording of Manuel Göttsching's legendary E2-E4, one of electronic music's most influential recordings, Göttsching's MG.ART label presents an official reissue, carefully overseen by the master himself. Includes liner notes by Manuel Göttsching, archival photos, and an excerpt of David Elliott's review in Sounds from June 16, 1984.

"As the story is sometimes told, Göttsching stopped in the studio for a couple of hours in 1981 and invented techno. E2-E4 is the most compelling argument that techno came from Germany-- more so than any single Kraftwerk album, anyway. The sleeve credits the former Ash Ra Tempel leader with 'guitar and electronics', but few could stretch that meager toolkit like Göttsching. Over a heavenly two-chord synth vamp and simple sequenced drum and bass, Göttsching's played his guitar like a percussion instrument, creating music that defines the word 'hypnotic' over the sixty minutes . . . A key piece in the electronic music puzzle that's been name-checked, reworked and expanded upon countless times." -- Mark Richardson, Pitchfork
djlukacs

djlukacs

September 6, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
Sound quality is soooooo good. Everything better than I could have hoped for. Have been waiting many years for this reissue!
music_emporium

music_emporium

September 2, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004
renowned early '80s krautrock / proto-techno classic! German guitar guru Manuel Gottsching, founder of legendary krautrock pioneers Ash Ra Temple (which morphed into the new-age-ier Ashra), made a few records in the eighties under his own name.
E2-E41, recorded in Berlin in 1981 and released in '84, was first and foremost among them. It's rightly hailed as a classic and was a great inspiration for early Detroit techno artists like Derrick May and Carl Craig. The resonant timelessness of E2-E4 has extended beyond many other albums of the era and its influence has continuously popped up in more recent minimalist techno circles, most noticeably within the Cologne scene.

E2-E4 is one loooong track split at a judicious edit at the end of each side, with nine titled and timed subdivisions indicated on the cover (suggestive of a chess match: "Quiet Nervousness," "Queen A Pawn," "Draw"). The album flows and flows and flows through Gottsching's guitar and electronics drifting and dancing beautifully over the continuous, pulsating, subtly-shifting proto-techno beat. It's so very pleasant and airy, also soooo hypnotic and ahead of its time. Even after an hour you won't want to end, once it has lulled you into trance. Listening to this, it's easy to see why the Boredoms' Eye would revere it and of course those above mentioned Detroit legends too. An absolute classic.
Darkwood667

Darkwood667

May 4, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004
I have a copy of this ltd. edition first press, which is exactly like shown here, except for there ist no "lc-code" printed on the Label. Can anybody tell if this an original copy or some kind of bootleg or something?