Ash Ra Tempel ‎– Ash Ra Tempel

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Ohr ‎– OMM 56.013
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Tracklist

A Amboss 19:40
B Traummaschine 25:24

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Recorded in March 1971 in Studio der Star Musikproduktion, Hamburg.

Made in Germany by Ohr/Metronome Records GmbH

Double fold-out cover

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A): ST-OMM-56.013-A PF
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B): ST-OMM-56.013-B PF
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
14244, MP 14244 Ash Ra Tempel Ash Ra Tempel(CD, Album, RE, kdg) Spalax Music, Spalax Music 14244, MP 14244 France Unknown Sell This Version
14244, MP 14244 Ash Ra Tempel First(CD, Album, RE) Spalax Music, Spalax Music 14244, MP 14244 France 1991 Sell This Version
14244, MP 14244 Ash Ra Tempel Ash Ra Tempel(CD, Album, RE, Dis) Spalax Music, Spalax Music 14244, MP 14244 France Unknown Sell This Version
LP 14144 Ash Ra Tempel Ash Ra Tempel(LP, Album, RE) Spalax Music LP 14144 France 2004 Sell This Version
MP 14244, 14244 Ash Ra Tempel Ash Ra Tempel(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax MP 14244, 14244 France Unknown Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

April 22, 2016
Nothing short of an essential album of Krautrock that must be in your collection. I won't forget when I bought the 1997 LP reissue on Spalax. In hindsight, it was a lousy reissue. It did not feature the cool fold-out gimmick cover, instead it included a CD booklet. I really wished Spalax showed a little more care in their reissues. At that time I still didn't have the Internet, so I was basically confined with what I could find at various record stores near where I lived, or mail order catalogs. And this reissue was what I could find at the time at a nearby record store. Regardless of the shortcomings of that reissue, this album just simply blew me away. This lineup included Manuel Göttsching, Hartmut Enke, and Klaus Schulze. At this time in his career, Schulze was primarily a drummer, so don't expect any synth or organ work. What you get is just amazing spacy guitar-dominated Krautock, and they seem to be rather contrasting to each other. "Amboss" doesn't take very long before it gets into an aggressive rocking jam. The band just doesn't let up for nothing! Then there's "Traummaschine", which is largely a calm, proto-dark ambient piece with a dark, eerie, sinister vibe, although it picks up steam with Manuel's guitar playing and it actually stars rocking, but then it calms down.

I have since bought an Ohr copy, the second pressing with the code number starting with OMM 55 (rather than OMM 5), at least it has the original gimmick cover and stuff I wished the reissue had.

An essential classic, as far as I'm concerned