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 (24)

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, MG.ART 304 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Arcàngelo, MG.ART ARC-7168, MG.ART 304 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, Pap) 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, Pap) 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
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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cro2000

cro2000

July 11, 2017
referencing E2-E4, CD, Album, RE, CD 715037, 715037

Listening to it as a whole 58 minute track, it's totally clear this brilliant album makes no sense on vinyl whatsoever, I wouldn't pay 1 € for it, all vinyls of this are completely worthless :-) It's like it was made with CD in mind even thought there weren't any commercially available at the time, that's how ahead of its time it has been ;-)
dylaf

dylaf

June 26, 2017
edited about 1 month ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004
With regards to the wide reaching opinions on whether or not this recording is worth it's salt as 'a classic', both in a wider sense and within the boundaries of avant guard electronics & Krautrock; It easily stands alone from it's predecessors due to its choice of sparse ingredients, percussive qualities & style, and from it's contemporaries due to its length. From Sueno Latino to Remake Uno/Duo, it's influence through direct sampling & cover versions spawned shorter dance-floor excursions, with Sueno Latino (The Latin Dream) being highly responsible for the Balearic comparison's to which the original is often drawn.

In the vein of the work of Manuel Gottsching, Klaus Schulze & the troup of talent forming the German minimalist synth rock foundation, this can hardly be deemed as exciting, nor groundbreaking. In fact by comparison, E2-E4 can sound a bit like being on hold while calling an insurance company. Sublime, calming and clean: Not quite the overall definition of the genre from which it came.

It can only really be taken as it is; regardless of what is was supposed to be, ought to be or isn't- a translucent, euphoric calling of hot sun & turquoise sea's, or a fantasy adventure into your own personal paradise. Or not, as the case might be ;-)

Personally I love it.

B3N

B3N

May 17, 2017
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
Purchased a new, sealed copy of this the other day and I'm sorry to report that it sounded awful. May just have been a fluke (based on all the glowing reviews below), nevertheless I had to return it. The vinyl was really noisy, like a field recording of a windy day at the beach only not as pleasant. On top of that the music was recorded so low that I had to crank it up twice as high as any other record I own. As much as I love this album I might not risk purchasing another one from this edition. Too bad, because everything else about it is great (packaging, liner notes, etc).
Un-J

Un-J

May 15, 2017
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
My copy came with a tiny sticker on the back plastic saying "made in France" but otherwise seems to be identical to this. Embossed sleeve. same liner notes. Anyone else got that as well?
YUPPERS

YUPPERS

April 29, 2017
referencing E2-E4, CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap, BELLE-162534
Is this release divided by separate tracks on the CD, or is one whole track?
Nick.Vinyl

Nick.Vinyl

March 8, 2017
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
Woo!! Got this copy last September and have listened so many times. The sound quality is astonishing, the liner notes were fun to read and gave some nice insight on how Manuel created this masterpiece and why he released it. What to say about the album, nothing like this was heard of at the time this was recorded. Other than maybe previous Ashra recordings hinting towards this sound. This album to me is a complete relaxation piece. If I start playing it, I'm going to sit there for an hour and think of absolutely nothing but the music. I've heard people say "it never changes. It's so boring blah blah" That's why you sit and LISTEN. When you exclude all other thoughts but the music, this album will really present itself to the fullest to you. And it's an amazing experience. Such a memorable album, I truly love it.
dr_mercury

dr_mercury

February 9, 2017
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904

Well, this album officially blew my mind last night.I think I listened to it 4 times straight through. The sound quality is out of this world, and the music itself is iconic, considering that music of this nature simply didn't exist at the time. One could take it for granted these days, considering that electronic music has officially been in the mainstream for quite some time now, but techno simply didn't exist up until this album. I'm sure you could read loads of arguments, stating that the first examples of techno had to originate in Detroit, but after listening to this, it's quite obvious to me that it started in Berlin :) Wow, please do yourself a favor and get this as soon as possible, so your mind can get blown as well. 10 out of 5!
marco-cgn

marco-cgn

January 15, 2017
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004
I´ve got a copy that ist etched with 20.004-A1 and 20.004-B1. I´m wondering if it`s that version? Anyone got the same?
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.