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 (28)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ID 20.004 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album) Inteam GmbH ID 20.004 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
ID 20.004 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album) Inteam GmbH ID 20.004 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
ID 20.004 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, Ltd, Ora) 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 France 1995 Sell This Version
MAR 96246, 14241 CD Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE) Belle Antique, Spalax MAR 96246, 14241 CD Japan 1996 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
BELLE 121916, MG.ART 804 Manuel Göttsching = マニュエル・ゲッチング* Manuel Göttsching = マニュエル・ゲッチング* - E2-E4(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Belle Antique, MG.ART BELLE 121916, MG.ART 804 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, MG. ART 804 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Belle Antique, MG.ART BELLE 162534, MG. ART 804 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
CD 715037, 715037 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE) Racket Records, Racket Records CD 715037, 715037 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
14241 CD, 14 241 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE, RP) Spalax, Spalax 14241 CD, 14 241 France Unknown Sell This Version
MM-2002 Manuel Gottering* E2-E4(LP, RE, Unofficial) Multimix Remix Service MM-2002 US Unknown Sell This Version
2002 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Unofficial) Multimix Remix Service 2002 US Unknown Sell This Version

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clauses

clauses

June 5, 2021
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904

Very disappointing mastering on this one. Sounds flat and lifeless (for sure cut from CD). The reverb is rendered as a coarse background noise. Not much in the way of stereo. High-hats are too loud.
DJCL

DJCL

March 11, 2021
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
is it any good? i just want to know before buying this for a friend.
xabi_kiano

xabi_kiano

February 12, 2021
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904

Wow. Seriously breathtaking. Just a couple reasons to believe... ;-)
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

October 27, 2020
edited 11 months ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, ID 20.004
"E2-E4 is the opening Chess move, a very good title because it was the first recording that I
released under my name. I connected all those synthesizers and sequencers, for bass, solo and
voice with drum machines, using effects. I used a analog drum synthesizer, a big from EKO from
Italy, a hand build machine with only four copies in the World, and a second one from Pearl.
The solo voice was made with ARP synthesizers.
In the beginning nobody really understood what it was, it was a bit too early for this music
(Manuel laughs). It was a very fluent piece of music, very minimalistic, one hour floating and
loating without big changes, many DJs wanted to play something on top of it, the biggest
popularity came from the DJs some years later. I never intended to be like a dance kind of
music. It became a Larry Levan favorite on Paradise Garage, and people from Chicago and
Detroit would also played on many other clubs, as well as other cities.
Sueño Latino sampled it on their homonym release, and they payed Royalties, but not much,
because in the beginning nobody knew how far it would go. We tried to renegociate, but at
the end they wouldn’t be allowed to keep releasing it.
I remember that I found out something was missing on the credits part because on the Creative
they did not make World releases, and at the end they gave the licenses to other compilations
without the proper credits. I would rather say it was a kind of a Mediterranean and Latin
feeling on the scene, but I never imagined that my music would be adopted by it as Sueño
Latino. Maybe it has something to do with my use with the guitars, but I think it doesn’t work
when you want to sound like something. I just play and I just want to sound something what I
like." - Manuel Göttsching (Electronic Standards interview, 2011)
milky-way

milky-way

October 17, 2020
edited 11 months ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, ID 20.004
It's so funny that few seemed interested on this record in mid 80s, when many new copies were lying on the shelves of record shops and you could buy it for few marks. Suddenly it became sough after in early 90s, following the cover version of an Italian house/dance act. And then its fame increased steadily, up to the status of a sort of holy grail. When Manuel recorded this music, it was a sort of fun playing, without any idea of what it would become some years later. At least I hope that he could get some good money and make a living out of it.
loulou01

loulou01

August 25, 2020
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Bla, RRK 15.037
The release date on this must be wrong or there was an earlier Racket Records release of E2-E4. I had a Racket release of E2-E4 around 84-85. I remember distinctly as I used to come home from school tripping balls and listen to this and I left school in the summer of 1985.
Fomas

Fomas

August 13, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904
Truly a masterpiece. Love the sound quality of this reissue.

Wouldn't call it an album though. Unfortunately Manuel chose for seperate track titles. Track distinction on this release is pointless and feels cramped, especially on the vinyl release which shows no marks. It's one flow spread out on two sides. Nobody talks about the seperate tracks -not even Manuel himself on the inner sleeve(!)- and rightly so. The track names are also somewhat bombastic compared to the minimalistic approach of the cover and the main title. I guess he just had too much time between recording and releasing the track to goof around with it.

And what's the story behind the enormous pictures of Sven Marquardt and Ulrich Kilian on the inner sleeve? Does he know these bystanders are on the cover of his record?
tranzyd

tranzyd

June 21, 2020
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, ID 20.004
Suenio Latino brought me here. What a rip off. After 25 years I discover this original source.
Latiif

Latiif

February 10, 2020
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Emb, MG.ART 904

It doesn't get more classic than this. every serious lover of electronic music of any kind should own this.
vanez.art

vanez.art

January 27, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, ID 20.004
timeless masterpiece. starting off your day with this and a cup of Vietnamese coffee is total bliss.