Checkmate

Manuel Gottsching’s E2 E4 is one of the building blocks of modern electronic music, a minimalist hour long piece of musical hypnosis and groove from 1984. The title is a chess move and also refers to the tuning of Gottsching’s guitar. It influenced the house scene, was played heavily in Chicago in the 80s, was sampled by Sueno Latino and later remixed by Basic Channel. Essentially though, just click play and listen.

 

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