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 (22)

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, 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
BELLE-162534 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Belle Antique BELLE-162534 Japan 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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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?
nabuchodinosaurus

nabuchodinosaurus

April 17, 2016
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, 14141

This release : official or not, sounds very well. good pressing quality IMO. It comes with antistatic innersleeve.
This album : a fantastic piece of art. repetitive but never boring, especially on side B; the guitar play is quite heady. Side A is more immersive.
satanicholas

satanicholas

February 25, 2016
referencing E2–E4 (25th Anniversary), CD, Album, RE, Dig, MG.ART 304
I'll write this here because this is the version I currently have, but this a comment about the content rather than this particular release (which is fine/good).

The first half hour of this piece of music is pretty much flawless, but my enjoyment of the second half is severely limited by the twee, second rate, sub-Gilmour-esque guitar solo noodling away all over it which I'm really not at all interested in. The tone of the instrument is nice and I can imagine a (much) better guitarist doing something wonderful with it, but what he's playing is not beautiful or interesting, or even difficult or challenging to listen to, or engaging or confrontational in its virtuosity. It sounds like a mediocre covers-band (made up of white, middle-aged, affluent men with nice gear) grade guitarist doing a watered down version of something somewhere between blues, jazz, and new-agey relaxation twaddle, without being any of them or any good, all whilst that awesome and infinitely more interesting track is still playing behind it, for half a fucking hour! It's like doodling all over a late-period Turner with a biro.

Anybody agree?

P.S. I wasn't a fan of Gilmour to begin with.
P.P.S. I'm looking forward to the forthcoming vinyl reissue of this so I can buy it and just listen to the A side.
.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 15 days ago
referencing E2-E4, LP, Album, Ltd, ID 20.004
'Blueprint' what else can you say! way ahead the pack by a decade at leased....AFX was popping zits in the early 80's..... , a lot of modern respected electronica in the last 30 years is directly related/influenced by this LP i would say.... amazing piece of cultural audio art....
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 3 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.