Göttsching, Manuel - Die Mulde CD

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More than 1/3rd off the original price, now that this has found a US distributor! If you didn't pick it up before, there's no excuse not to now!

Die Mulde is the most recent release by the legendary guitarist and synthesist, although it isn't all that new - the 40' title track is from 1997 and the 30' second track is apparently from the 80s. It was released for the first time in 2005, I saw him perform it in Philadelphia (where I bought my copy of this) in 2008 and finally it has some distribution and we can offer it to you. It's essentially E2-E4 sideways. That's fine with me.

"When Manuel Göttsching releases an album, he asks of his fans many things. While devotees look for references to classic works, Göttsching asks us to look ahead to new revelations. On Die Mulde (72'23") both expectations are met. The first four tracks cover the movements of the title piece. Die Mulde (40'07") slowly builds from slow and spacey into warm shifting pads. Layers of electronic rhythms gradually rise and engage with the motion of synthesizer chords. The music cycles through a striking progression of contrasting and resolving chords and harmonies until fading off into the distance. With the track hp little cry (32'16") the mood and outlook of the album turns toward a more serene eloquence. Made up of sustaining synth drones and clean electric guitar soloing, Göttsching demonstrates a mastery of simple forms and subtle effects. The guitar lines are conversant, with a sense of drama and direction. The piece's pliant tone and stark intimacy provide a quiet elegance. One wonders why Göttsching waited until this stage of his life's work to create this music. He certainly had the virtuosity to play it all along, but perhaps not the perspective. This piece reveals the touch of the player, but also the heart of the man."-Star's End, USA
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