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Manuel Göttsching



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4 stars This album could be called as one of textbooks for Krautrockers who try to represent an ambient minimalistic portfolio through an electric guitar. Exactly we can say Manuel came into his own line of Krautrock. Pretty impressive he constructed unique, theatrical view of sound effectively with simple, monotonous phrases. Each phrase is not so innovative nor excessive but the combination sounds like massive excitement of the audience, amazingly ... regardless of controversy if such a strategy be novel in mid 1970s or not.

Manuel's guitar launches mysterious and acceptable ambience especially in the second track upon A Side "Quasarsphere", where are a mass of dramatic lunatic tonic initiative. His spherical sound organization must drive the audience into his Tempel. No difficulty for us to get into such a transcendental meditation via his electro world. The format is not so special enough to give us the first blow but the more we listen to this stuff, the deeper we should sink his dark inner world.

Of all the environmental minimalism, we could mention that the longest (over 20 minute) track "Pluralis" go forward with enthusiasm gradually increasing as if it dance over the whole B Side Turf. No complicated melody line but intelligent superposition of the lines would give us fine palpitation. On the contrary in the first shot "Echo Waves" monotonous para-musical phrases appear in front of us with frequent microscopic alteration step by step. What an impression it is there are lots of minimal melodic changes from each other.

Non-colourful but sensitive creation methods can be well estimated eternally, at least for me ... yeah, whether this is the real authenticity or not is quite different from the fact I love this creation, though.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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