Manuel Gottsching - Joaquin Joe Claussell Meets Manuel Gottsching LP
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LP version. 2016 repress; originally released in 2006. Many listeners know Manuel Göttsching from his 1984 masterpiece E2-E4 (MGART 424CD/904LP), which has been sampled on numerous occassions -- think "Sueno Latino" to start. The plethora of further re-recordings includes works by Derrick May and Joe Claussell and a bootleg by Carl Craig, all of which proves how iconic and enduring Göttsching's work is. Joaquin Joe Claussell Meets Manuel Göttsching is the first attempt to bring these once-illegal mixes to a broader and wider audience. It contains the first official release of two very rare tribute mixes of '70s Göttsching classics, carefully remodeled by Joe Claussell (a 22-minute version of "Deeper Distance" and an 11-minute version of "Ain't No Time For Tears"). The last words, however, are left to MG himself, with "Shuttlecock," a 19-minute excursion that has Göttsching improvising over a soft carpet of delayed bell sounds before the guitar fades away and the track deepens and thickens like a dark river sweeping along more and more motifs and harmonies. The three original concert recordings were first released on The Private Tapes Vol. 2 (Manikin, 1996); "Deep Distance" and "Shuttlecock" were recorded at the Bataclan in Paris, December 1976 and "Ain't No Time For Tears" was recorded in Berlin, August 1979.