Composed and performed by Michael Hoenig and Manuel Göttsching in Berlin.
- Early Water [48:28]
Manuel Göttsching - Farfisa, ARP, Gibson, Tape echos with Revox A 77
Michael Hoenig - Yamaha, EMS, Moog, Oberheim
In 1976 originally Manuel invited MICHAEL HOENIG to join the tour as ART. Both rehearsed for about four weeks. As some shows had to be postponed, Manuel had to tour alone because of Michael's obligations. But they have recorded some of the rehearsals and the music was released 19 years later in the summer of 1995 as Early Water by Hoenig/Göttsching.
"Early Water" is one of those classic gems in electronic music that found its origin in a jam session that took place in Berlin in the autumn of 1976 between Manuel Göttsching and Michel Hoenig. The "lost" recording remained on the shelf for about 20 years or so, but was luckily discovered by Mr Göttsching when he was going through his back catalogue.
The album features one 48-minute track in the tradition of the sound of the Berliner School. It’s an alchemy of beautiful soaring vintage synths and Manuel's spiralling, sometimes dreamy Gibson-guitar work.
There's a very nice pulsating drive and flow embedded in this lengthy, encompassing composition, offering a great ebb and flow of textural synth washes and occasional sequencer patterns.
"Early Water" is a must-have for any Berliner School addict.
2011. Bert Strolenberg / Sonic Immersion
Hey folks. First off, sorry if this has been posted before but I just acquired a CD that I only just became aware of. It's a collaboration between Michael Hoenig and Manuel Gottsching called "Early Water". It was recorded in 1976 but wasn't released till the 90's I believe.
This is a nice disc! The sequences are quite repetitious though which reminds me of vintage Klaus Schultze but only better(IMO) Nice guitar work by Gottsching too.
Very rhythmic, very ethereal. Classic Berlin school sound.
I highly recommend this one!