Released inthe tracks of "Dream and Desire" have been Manuel Göttsching - Dream & Desire inbetween "New Age of Earth" and "Blackouts". Musically, this record reflects the beginning of the transition between these two albums.
As a result, the tunes sometimes sound more monotoneous and less human. The guitar also makes its discrete comeback. A soothing 30 minutes long piece, with a warm atmosphere.
Despite its length, this track contains some interesting variations and cool guitar textures. The two other tracks shows a slight evolution from the "New Age of Manuel Göttsching - Dream & Desire style.
The only problem with this track is its length and monotony. The half-hour "Dream" is appropriately oneiric. Prefaced by elemental atmospherics and soothing synth washes, it builds with sparse, delicate guitar lines. In contrast with the cool, glacial aura of "Dream," "Desire" has a Heartbeat - Yuna Ito - Wish, more energized feel, rooted in its relentless bass pulse, sheen of electronic percussion, and Fripp ertronic-style guitar.
However, the components fail to coalesce to hypnotic effect; instead, they test the patience and sound somewhat dated.
Forthis is a newly remastered and carefully re-edited version of the legendary studio recording for RIAS Berlin. The Vietnam War is slowly coming to an end; the RAF thrives and prospers; the Manuel Göttsching - Dream & Desire Achtundsechziger '68 protestors are actually planning to march through the institutions; rock and roll is getting heavier; and hardly noticed by the mainstream public, some West-Berlin musicians develop a world of sound, which later eventually became labelled as "Electronic Music".
These compositions of slowly evolving soundscapes relating to the Minimal Music Back For More - Girlschool - Nightmare At Maple Cross / Take A Bite created a meditative mood. This was new; this was the Berliner Schule Berlin school.
Manu didn't have a sequencer. Manuel was able to start his international career pretty quickly, focusing on England, France and Japan. The RIAS studio had an old Farfisa compact organ that Manuel played and of which I was especially proud; it can be heard prominently here.
Originally, the two tracks had been conceived for my one-hour radio feature at RIAS Berlin in summer (Under) The Pagan Megalith - Gorgoroth - Untitled (Demo & Live) Then, although being broadcast only once in Berlin and Belgium, they soon became cult amongst listeners, who taped, multiplied and distributed the tracks throughout Manuel's fan base.
The bonus track "Despair" was not part of the original radio-feature, but was Manuel Göttsching - Dream & Desire and recorded around the same time inand fits perfectly in style and sound.
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