Leave feedback, Both as a founding member of the Krautrock group Ash Ra Tempel and through his later solo work, Manuel Göttsching was among the true innovators of the musical aesthetic later dubbed electronica, with his 1984 release E2-E4 remaining a seminal building block in the subsequent development of styles ranging from techno to house to contemporary ambient music. Ironically, it sold more copies than all of Göttsching's previous recordings combined.
This record, not unlike the game of chess, earned its place in musical history, being considered as the first house or techno record. On a deeper level, you can consider E2-E4 as just one possible output. He himself meant it as a abstract, minimalist piece.
A game develops by having unconscious preference for certain pieces and their moves. With his 1984 solo masterpiece ‘E2 - E4’ he created a 58 minute trip through icy synths, metallic percussion en spacey guitar solo’s.
Let’s start with the title: “E2-E4” is an opening move in chess, it’s called the King’s Pawn Game.
The record does not contain emotions, but I’m sure it conveys a lot of emotion. #RBMA20 #krautrock TOPICS: 19:11 – The story of Ash Ra Tempel 27:24 – The meaning of Krautrock 29:34 – Meeting Timothy Leary 41:28 – The beginning of a…
Go directly to shout page. Born in…. The emotional and the psychological plays a very big role in equally chess and E2-E4. I n December 1981, Manuel Göttsching was due to fly from his native Berlin to Hamburg.
It could be also another equivalent to a game of chess. Wikipedia says: The title of the record might be misleading. During each part Göttsching tweaks and triggers the sounds, so that a slowly shifting structure appears. Both as a founding member of the Krautrock group Ash Ra Tempel and through his later solo work, Manuel Göttsching was among the true innovators of the musical aesthetic later dubbed electronica, with his 1984 release E2-E4 remaining a seminal building block in the subsequent development of styles ranging from techno to house to contemporary ambient music. Let me tell you something about the millennium old game of chess.
That same year, he also resurrected the Ashra name to release the LP Walkin' the Desert, his first collection of new music in some time. As if every game of chess is one possible outcome of the very rigid system beyond it.
See all artists, albums, and tracks tagged with "göttsching" on Bandcamp. I was talking to Spencer Clark and he finds the record incredibly dull, and values Ashra’s output way more than this piece. His work with Ashra Temple, and even more the album Inventions for electric guitar exemplify this. It even provoked a complete mythology, as it was a huge shock for mankind when a chess champion got beaten a computer. The record is loosely inspired by chess.
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E2-E4 also remained an electronica touchstone, sampled by artists including Junior Vasquez and Carl Craig. Every game of chess has a flipping point.
The concrete output is influenced by the players consciousness and even more, as we are not the rational creatures we want to be, but driven by forces that are the result of thousands of years evolution, by our subconsciousness. Manuel Göttsching “Ash Ra Tempel - Ashra – The Private Tapes Vol. But he didn’t…he choose to use his master guitar skills to change to mood, as one of the possible outcomes of the rigid game. Manuel Göttsching (Berlijn, 9 september 1952) is een Duits musicus. Manuel Göttsching is pretty much a living legend.
Both as a founding member of the Krautrock group Ash Ra Tempel and through his later solo work, Manuel Göttsching was among the true innovators of the musical aesthetic later dubbed electronica, with his 1984 release E2-E4 remaining a seminal building block in the subsequent development of styles ranging from techno to house to contemporary ambient music.
Hij was gitarist en hield zich evenzeer bezig met keyboards en synthesizers.
You can either listen to it, or dance to it.
In need of some music for his Walkman, he decided to record an … The point that makes clear who is losing and who is winning. Manuel Göttsching is pretty much a living legend.
E2-E4 soon became a major favorite on the underground club circuit, where it was regularly spun in sets featuring New Order and other key innovators of the moment despite its creator's admission that it was never created with dance audiences in mind.In 1989 Göttsching was contacted by a group of Italian DJs wishing to release a remix of E2-E4; he agreed, even traveling to Italy to play guitar on the track.
Chess is a rigid game, a closed circuit with very defined rules.
The board has only 64 places and the goal is very simple: you have to conquer the other party’s king. In the years to follow, Göttsching continued working on new Ashra material, also taking on a variety of outside projects like composing music for fashion shows.
It’s not unlike minimalist avant-garde music, in which the base structure is founded on a few basic notes or structures that are repeated with a very limited amount of variations. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile.
Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. To point out the endless possibilities and to prove that a rigid structure can be the portal to deepened aesthetic beauty. Never intending for the track to see the light of day, he did not issue it until 1984, the first of his albums to appear under his own name. The game fights a war between two minds, equipped with the same weapons, and the same limited amount of moves.
Moment 32.00 is a flipping point in the record. Fuji. Göttsching could have started with other filters or other tunings and drumrhythms. The man behind krautrock pioneers Ashra Temple (with Klaus Schulze) and Ashra, is basically one of the founders of Kosmische Musik, post-Eno ambient and electronic music.
Göttsching geniusly combined the minimalism of composers like Terry Riley and Steve Reich with an irresistible groove. AN ESSAY ON E2-E4, AN OPENING MOVE IN CHESS OR A HIGHLY INFLUENCIAL RECORD IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC. Although the record suggests a defined start and end, and even though it has 8 defined parts (again 8; 8 x 8 = 64, the same amount of squares on the board of chess) with names that suggest a specific mood, there is more to it. It suddenly changes the complete mood of the album.
Esoteric German musician and composer Manuel Göttsching performs his 1976 Ash Ra Tempel record New Age of Earth for the first time ever in its entirety.
~ Jason Ankeny.
The context creates this extraordinary effect in which the slightest change of the parameters —could be the note, the cadense, the rhythm, or the filter and the frequencies — has a maximum of consequences in the sound; the minimum of changes even defines the nature of the piece per se. It’s a war ruled by restrictions, and it is incredible poetic; or, depending on which side you’re on, it’s a game for nerds, boring, slow and abstract. Some people find chess incredibly dull, others are addicted to it.
E2-E4 is like the game of chess, meticulously composed. But other people think it’s one of the best records ever made. It’s a truly teutonic musical composition, more dehumanized than kraftwerk ever will be. It’s a field in that enhances imagination, psychology and poetry. In 2007, Universal released the CD/DVD Live at Mt. We don’t have any upcoming events for this artist right now.
As the leader of the groups Ash Ra Tempel and Ashra in the 1970s and 80s, as well as solo, Manuel Göttsching’s experimental style has been hugely influential worldwide. The point of no return to which everything before was building upto. On minute 32.00, or just 2 minutes far in the part that is called Promise, somewhere in the beginning of the B-side if you’re used to listen it on vinyl, suddenly a guitar kicks in.