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M.A.L. "My Eight Little Planets" [CD]

価格: 2,277円(税込)
Label: Sub Rosa - SRV432

超カルト物件が40年越しでSub Rosaより作品化!! 説明不要の名作[E2-E4]で知られるManuel Gottsching。合わせてAsh Ra Tempelで発表した75年作[Inventions For Electric Guitar]も有名ですが、本作はその[Inventions...]を発表する以前の74年初頭にベルギーのM.A.L.ことDaniel Malempreが彼に送っていたというデモテープを作品化したもの。なんとその内容が[Inventions...]と似た曲の構成、そして機材も同じである事から、実際の発案者はM.A.L.であり、Manuel Gottschingがそれを再現した?という説のある謎多き物件。そこを抜きにしても遥か彼方に放たれるミニマルなギターリフのパターンが凄まじくカッコ良く、コレはSub Rosaの偉業とも言える名作。CD版には倍の8曲がボーナスとして追加されています。





40 years later the mythic album is at last available !
Lies of omission and appropriations. The story of a magnetic tape that contained a trade secret.

Four decades after its release (on Orh, 1975), Inventions for Electric Guitar, the solo debut by Ash Ra Temple guitarist Manuel Göttsching, is now a classic, an undisputed worldwide reference. This album was made using only an electric guitar and a simple 4-track tape recorder. So was the challenge, and so was its impact. Göttsching recorded it in July-August 1974 in Berlin, after a sudden technical revelation. The original LP sleeve had the following printed on its back: Manuel Göttsching (guitars only). Manuel played his guitar and used a 4 track TEAC A3340, Revox A77 for echoes, WahWah pedal, volume pedal, Sola Sound Fuzz, Schaller Rotosound and Hawaiian steel bar. The reaction was unanimous: this was a significant innovation, in terms of both technique and creativity. However, there are little-known facts to this case. In early 1974, Göttsching's label received a tape sent by M.A.L. - same design, same configuration, almost the same tracks. This is known by only a handful of experimental musicians from the Charleroi area. M.A.L. aka Daniel Malempré is the actual inventor of this technique, which Göttsching reproduced a few months later. Given the above, I suggest that we listen to both albums. As doubts are removed, the truth sets in, forty years later. Here's hoping that this will ease the deep disgust that made M.A.L. leave his guitar untouched for so long.

All music by M.A.L. Fender Stratocaster 1964, pedal Wah-Wah Cry Baby.
Recorded and mixed at home between 1972 and 1976 on a reel to reel recorder Sony TC-630.