Manuel Göttsching “Inventions For Electric Guitar” | MG.ART
Manuel Göttsching’s solo work and the material he composed with Ash Ra Tempel have become standard portraits of a time when experimentation was at an all time high in Germany and the press started to coin the term krautrock to branch all of these evolving artists from Germany. By 1974, when Manuel Göttsching had released his debut LP and the record we are covering today, Ash Ra Tempel had released five albums and had become a dominant fixture in the experimental scene in the beginning of the 70′s. The music is of another world, bringing in tones that I dream to one day figure out how to create. Inventions For Electric Guitar would be the first solo outing for Manuel Göttsching and is just as transitory and expressive as anything Ash Ra Tempel had recorded. His vision was in a more clear state and the guitar techniques he uses are still being absorbed and used as influence for generations of experimental guitar players. I love hearing guitars sequenced in the way they are with Inventions For Electric Guitar, expanding a maze of lines that interlock through, over and around one another, the three extended tracks that make up the album are every part blissful and rewarding for the dedicated listener. This is where experimental music started to really earn its label. The reissue was presented from Manuel Göttsching on the imprint MG.ART, with full remastering and notes that give a lot more insight into the times that shed this album. This is as essential as it gets. MG.ART has also released many other pivotal recordings from the Ash Ra Tempel and Manuel Göttsching solo catalogs, which are all highly recommended from the staff at Sound Colour Vibration.
Order a copy of the remastered album by Clicking Here