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Manuel Göttsching's longtime friend and music mate left this world.
R.I.P.
Klaus Schulze
4 August 1947 - 26 April 2022
"Schwingungen" rereleased on Vinyl in celebration of its 50th anniversary
We proudly announce the 50th Anniversary Edition of Ash Ra Tempel's record Schwingungen, originally released in 1972 and considered today as one of the most important German krautrock albums. It contains as a bonus the original release info from 1972 (Ohr/Metronome).

Schwingungen record cover


Read Julian Cope's review in his book Krautrocksampler (Publisher: Head Heritage, 1995):
"Beware of Schwingungen!" That should be the large sticker on the front of all copies of this record. For it is dangerous to be casually introduced to something that is life-changing, as I found out to my cost when first listening to this record. It all starts fairly simply and without any cause for alarm - "Look at Your Sun" begins with a Doorsy lone groover guitar begins a pedestrian blues, beautiful. Then the most crushed voice, a cross between Johnny Rotten and Tiny Tim, preaches its way into the proceeds. God, it is beautiful - John L. repeats over and over, "We are all one, we are all one", until a howling fuzztone solo guitar blows the whole onechord "Signed D.C." ringing-cymbals torture to an end. And then the most far out track of all begins. This is called "Flower Must Die" and it is a free-rock giant that transcends everything else in its field (there are no contenders.) As I've written before, PIL sounds like this. John L. was John Lydon in a previous incarnation. After a slow weird build, a frantic streamlined one-chord mantra kicks in and it's like the Stooges' Funhouse period but in a Righteous Vision Zone that fucks them right off. Phasing tears at the whole tracks as this Holy Racket crosses into Hyper-space and everything gets all hyphenated just-for-the-sake-of-it. "Flowers Must Die", man, it's fucked up. Over on Side 2, the title-track ("Vibrations") begins poetically enough with Wolfgang Muller's epic and hugely reverbed vibraphone. Organ fades in and FX guitars, and time passes by. Finally, tom-toms roll and the developing pace is built upon until that great eternal chord sequence finally materialises - this is the one that Göttsching and Enke believed was the sound of heaven. They may have been right. And Schwingungen was a gift from the Gods."
From now on, the Vinyl is available in shops all over the world.
A UK review of the Schwingungen rerelease
The London-based online music news magazine Gigwise just reviewed the freshly released 50th anniversary edition of Schwingungen. It's called "An outstanding reissue" and you can read it on their website.

On our press review page you will also find another review in German, printed in the magazine Mint.
E2-E4 chosen as "one of the 50 solo albums you need to know"
The German music magazine "Musikexpress" put in its July 2021 edition a list of the "50 solo albums you need to know". Manuel Göttsching's E2-E4 is one of them. Read it here.
A recent Polish online programme with Manuel's E2-E4
We have found a recent Polish online programme about Manuel's E2-E4. If you are able to understand Polish - have fun:



W Gliwicach w ramach Centrum Kultury Studenckiej Politechniki śląskiej na kanale youtube Klubu Studenckiego Spirala Bogusław Ziębowicz i łukasz Kwaśniewski prowadzą wideobloga 1991. 1991 to rok graniczny między starą a nową muzyką. Każdy odcinek wideobloga to dwie płyty luźno ze sobą związane: jedna wydana przed 1991 rokiem, druga po 1991 roku. Wideobolga prowadzą od września 2021 roku. Ostatni odcinek poświęcony jest m.i. płycie Manuela Göttschinga E2-E4, opublikowany 26 stycznia 2022 roku. Jeśli śledzicie na Facebooku imprezy organizowane przez tych dwóch pasjonatów w CKS Mrowisko/Klub Spirala ("Covery, Inspiracje, Plagiaty" oraz "Soundtracki, z obrazem czy bez") to z pewnością zauważyliście, że kochają muzykę i uwielbiają o niej dyskutować. A wszystko zaczęło się od Dobrego Wieczoru z Płytą Winylową i Gliwickiej Giełdy Płytowej. Mimo, że dzieli ich dekada muzycznych doświadczeń i różne gusta muzyczne, to obaj są zgodni, że rok 1991 stanowi umowną granicę między nowym i starym: https://www.facebook.com/spiralaklub/posts/3752031984863625.



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