Manuel Gottsching

E2 E4 - 2016 - 35th Anniversary Edition

Released 23/09/16 Label MG Art Genre Krautrock Cat no. mgart424

£17.99

Released 23/09/16 Label MG Art Genre Krautrock Cat no. mgart904

£24.99

One of the few records Gottsching released under his own name, 'E2-E4' has earned its place as one of the most important, influential electronic records ever released. What sets it apart from music that came before is a steadfast refusal to follow the popular notions of development in melody and harmony. Instead, E2-E4 continues working through similar territory for close to an hour with an application to trance-state electronics missing from most of the music that preceded it. Though the various components repeat themselves incessantly, it's how they interact and build that determines the sound - and that's the essence of most electronic dance music, that complex interplay between several repetitive elements.

LP - 180 Gram, beautiful embossed Chess Board Artwork Print, inner sleeve with artist picture and text by David Elliott, Sounds June 16, 1984. CD Jewel Case With 8 pages Booklet, Pictures and Notes.The music’s reputation in dance music circles reached a peak when three Italo producers approached him about re-working the tune for a dance music 12” in 1989. That record, released under the name “Sueño Latino,” turned out to be an international hit, and a 1992 remix from Detroit producer Derrick May brought the music full circle. Which gets back to one of E2-E4’s essential qualities: cut in a single hour, it wound its way across the world, morphing and changing with formats and remixes, finding new contexts, a music that is constantly in the process of becoming.