Manuel Göttsching ‎– E2-E4

Spalax Music ‎– LP 14141, In Team ‎– LP 14141
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Ruhige Nervosität 13:00
A2 Gemäßigter Aufbruch 10:00
A3 ... Und Mittelspiel 7:00
A4 Ansatz 1:00
B1 Damen-Eleganza 5:00
B2 Ehrenvoller Kampf 3:00
B3 Hoheit Weicht (Nicht Ohne Schwung...) 9:00
B4 ... Und Souveränität 3:00
B5 Remis 3:00

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Recorded on 12th of December 1981 at Studio Roma, Berlin.

One long mixed track on each side; the track titles just describe the "phases" of the tracks.

Firstly reissued in 1995 following the success of the "Sueno Latino" track several years before.
Reissued one more time in 2004.

"In Team" logo on B Side label

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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
MG.ART 304 Manuel Göttsching E2–E4 (25th Anniversary)(CD, Album, RE, Dig) MG.ART MG.ART 304 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
14141 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Spalax Music (2) 14141 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
SPALAXLP14141 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, RE) Spalax Music SPALAXLP14141 France 2004 Sell This Version
LP 14141 Manuel Göttsching E2-E4(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Whi) Disk Union LP 14141 UK 2010 Sell This Version


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February 8, 2004
edited over 4 years ago

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...


July 27, 2003
So far ahead of it's time, listening to the repetetive drum pattern and looping synths, it's hard to believe that this was produced in 1981. One the <b>the</b> landmark influences on electronic music as we know it.


July 7, 2003
Floor to ceiling is one way to describe this record. Seldom heard but often mentioned as one of THOSE records. You wish you could play but don't have the guts to. Beautiful simple chord progression and that beat. Course I first heard this through Sueno Latino which was one of those galvanising moments. I picked up those Carl Craig mixes as well when they first came out, which were so so. Those mixes take a lot of work to really really pull off a good mix with that record. But it would take many years to track an original down of this gem. Got it, love it, seldom play it.