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E2-E4

Manuel Göttsching

 

Krautrock

3.55 | 42 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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3 stars The record of existence and the activity of Ash Ra Tempel and Manuel Gottsching can be caught as a very important point in the band in active Germany in the 1970's. And, this album was announced as the first solo album of Manuel Gottsching in 1984. In the part of the music character expressed in this album, the directionality that had to be expressed exactly as the part of the richness of the creativity of Manuel Gottsching might have been established. And, it is necessary to consider the existence of Klaus Schulze who is the old friend of Manuel Gottsching as one of the details of the method of expressing this album.

Expression of music character in synthesizer that Klaus Schulze established it as flow of this situation. Or, the method of the expression concerning music from another angle in Tangerine Dream. Of course, the flow of "Inventions For Electric Guitar" from the music character that contains an initial element of psychedelic for Ash Ra Tempel from which the creation of Manuel Gottsching is splendidly substantially expressed will be evaluated as establishment of one field.

This album is recorded in the studio of Manuel Gottsching on December 12, 1981. The theory said production as the theory actually by the time of about one hour with the recorder material of 2Track remains. However, if the entire content of the album is considered, it is a melody and a rhythm of the repeated synthesizer. And, it is guessed that it was recorded partially separately for the part where Solo of the guitar in the latter half was added to be in most short time. And, the tune will be able to be caught as a composition of almost one though it divides into the part of nine for convenience' sake as a distribution of the name of a song.

This album is recorded in 1981. However, this sound source is said at that time that the shade of meaning of the demo tape was strong according to the theory. Therefore, this sound source is said that Munuel Gottsching had kept it for about three years after it is recorded. However, Manuel Gottsching and Klaus Schulze that had met again in 1984 had details announced at once as an album with some stories it adhered to the sound source.

It was said that this music character that had been announced as an album of Manuel Gottsching had not been so evaluated at that time. Music's expressed one construction with the album. Exhilaration one feels for repetition and rhythm to make good use of synthesizer. And, the melody with some coming in succession. These are by contraries fields of techno and minimal. And, it is recognized again by the height of the evaluation by DJ. It is said that Sueno Latino of House Team of Italy actually formally takes charge of Remix of this album and some Version exists.

"E2-E4" is a repetition of the rhythm that catches the age. And, the sound of the part of Bass and the decorated upper register. Flow of obbligati to consider strings. The part of minimal and techno is splendidly put on a complete rhythm and it expresses it. The melody of the repetition that shines further when five minutes are passed comes in succession in the tune. The flow that gradually gives the change to the melody and the sound of the decoration while stabilizing a basic rhythm is reminiscent of the kaleidoscope by the sound. The tune changes gradually in facing ten minutes. The rhythm and the melody that flows in the space increase the anacatesthesia and exhilaration one feels. The change in the program by rhythm Box might be indeed splendid. Construction of flow that more electronic element is emphasized from the first part of 13 minutes delimited by convenience. The melody and the transparent feeling expressed by the sketch change one after another every about five minutes. When 20 minutes are passed, a steady melody increases the anacatesthesia further for 25 minutes. The element of techno and the part of the transformer might be the gaga parts that Manuel Gottsching exactly produces. A glossy guitar appears when 30 minutes are passed. The rhythm of techno and minimal with a steady melody runs about the space with solo of the guitar. When 35 minutes are passed, the rhythm receives the top further emphatically. Part where cutting of guitar came in succession and part where melody combines with rhythm. The tune that progresses with various respects is decided for 40-45 minutes. 55 minutes from the last 50 minutes advance in the reverberation of the tune and the part of reverberations. However, the emphasized construction of the rhythm, techno, and the part of minimal are consistently united.

I might feel the establishment of the music character that this album expressed different as a situation. However, this album that Manuel Gottsching expressed might be a historical page caught from another angle as one of the music characters with an electronic element of Germany.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |

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