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E2-E4

Manuel Göttsching

 

Krautrock

3.55 | 42 ratings

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Matti
3 stars I read from AllMusic that this is regarded as an Electornic Music masterpiece, and also here it has very good rating. I'm sad to say I don't really get the greatness. I've heard a Manuel Göttsching track called 'Time' on a various artists compilation (on the Innovative Communication label which has long ago been my major source of education in the Electronic Music field), which is very nice. And when I listened to this CD I immediately recognized the music, not exactly one-to-one but almost.

But then two things baffled me. First I was disappointed to see that the disc had just one track, 59 minutes long, even if the music is divided into 9 parts on paper. And the music... it continued... and continued... more or less the same for the whole hour. Per se it is very fine music, extremely fresh-sounding and bright, produced by guitars and electronics. But you see, when I have already a tight (6-minute or so) version of it, this CD was an anti-climax for me. I confess I didn't bother to listen to it for a second round completely, to see how much the music exactly progresses (how notable changes between the section), but it seemed to be quite minimal and therefor not justifying to have 59 minutes of it, without a possibility to pick up the highlights from the one single continuum. So, only three stars.

Matti | 3/5 |

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