Ash Ra Tempel

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: krautrock psychedelic space rock progressive rock experimental psychedelic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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One of a number of German experimental rock bands to emerge in the early 70s, the brief career of Ash Ra Tempel is widely considered as one of the definitive staging posts in the evolution of the Krautrock genre.

Formed in 1970 by guitarist Manuel Göttsching (9 September 1952, West Germany), bass player Hartmut Enke, and former Tangerine Dream drummer Klaus Schulze (b. 4 August 1947, Berlin, Germany), Ash Ra Tempel released a self-titled debut album the following year. Comprising of only two sidelong tracks, the album was an impressive showcase for the trio’s intuitive instrumental interplay. The second track ‘Traummaschine’, with its drone-like quality and subtle shifts in tone, pointed the way towards the ambient direction that Göttsching would pursue with his late 70s project Ashra. Schulze left following the release of the band’s debut album, with Göttsching assuming the primary creative role....

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