Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Göttsching ‎– Inventions For Electric Guitar

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Echo Waves 17:45
Quasarsphere 6:34
Pluralis 21:36

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KM 58.015 Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar(LP, Quad, Album) Kosmische Musik KM 58.015 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
Pld. SQ 6031 Manuel Göttsching, Ash Ra Tempel Manuel Göttsching, Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel 6 / Inventions For Electric Guitar(LP, Quad) PDU, Kosmische Musik Pld. SQ 6031 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
840 066 Manuel Göttsching / Ash Ra Tempel Manuel Göttsching / Ash Ra Tempel - Inventions For Electric Guitar(LP, Album, Quad) Cosmic Music (2) 840 066 France 1975 Sell This Version
840 066-1 Manuel Göttsching / Ash Ra Tempel Manuel Göttsching / Ash Ra Tempel - Inventions For Electric Guitar(LP, Quad, TP) Barclay 840 066-1 France 1975 Sell This Version
KM 58.015 Manuel Göttsching, Ash Ra Tempel Manuel Göttsching, Ash Ra Tempel - Inventions For Electric Guitar(LP, Album, RE) Kosmische Musik, PDU, Pop Import KM 58.015 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
14245 Ash Ra Tempel VI*, Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel VI*, Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, MSI 14245 France 1991 Sell This Version
14245 Ash Ra Tempel VI*, Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel VI*, Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14245 France 1993 Sell This Version
LP 14145 Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar(LP, RE) Spalax Music LP 14145 France 1997 Sell This Version
14245 Ash Ra Tempel VI*, Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel VI*, Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar(CD, Album, RE) Spalax Music 14245 France 1998 Sell This Version
SPALAXCD14245, 14245 Ash Ra Tempel VI*, Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel VI*, Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Spalax Music, Spalax Music SPALAXCD14245, 14245 France 1998 Sell This Version
KICP-2855 Ash Ra Tempel Inventions For Electric Guitar(CD, Album, RE) Nexus International KICP-2855 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
ARC-7081, NKCD-3945 Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Arcàngelo, Spalax Music ARC-7081, NKCD-3945 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
BELLE 101785, MG.ART 816 Manuel Göttsching Inventions For Electric Guitar(CD, RE, SHM) Belle Antique, MG.ART BELLE 101785, MG.ART 816 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
MG.ART 401 Manuel Göttsching Inventions For Electric Guitar(CD, Album, RE, RM) MG.ART MG.ART 401 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
KM 58.015 Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar(LP, Album, Unofficial) Kosmische Musik (2) KM 58.015 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
MG.ART 901 Manuel Göttsching Inventions For Electric Guitar(LP, Album, RE) MG.ART MG.ART 901 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
KM 58.015 Manuel Göttsching, Ash Ra Tempel Manuel Göttsching, Ash Ra Tempel - Inventions For Electric Guitar(LP, Album, RE) Kosmische Musik, Pop Import KM 58.015 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
KM 58.015, KK 58015 Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar(LP, Album, RE) Kosmische Musik, Kosmische Musik KM 58.015, KK 58015 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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Lord_Summerisle

Lord_Summerisle

October 8, 2016
edited 6 months ago
referencing Inventions For Electric Guitar, LP, Album, RE, MG.ART 901
Fantastic reissue. This record rolls! The only record that makes my speakers rattle. Buy with confidence.
music_emporium

music_emporium

September 21, 2016
referencing Inventions For Electric Guitar, LP, Quad, Album, KM 58.015
Originally released in 1975. Remastered by Manuel Göttsching. Recorded July-August 1974, Inventions for Electric Guitar is Manuel Göttsching's first solo album, however it was released with the subtitle Ash Ra Temple VI technically making it the sixth and final album under the Ash Ra Temple name. Written and performed entirely by Göttsching on electric guitar, with a four-track TEAC A3340, Revox A77 for echoes, wah-wah pedal, volume pedal, Schaller Rotosound, and Hawaiian steel bar. A seminal minimalist album it's all done by multi-tracked delayed guitar with absolutely no outside help. "but Göttsching's use of echo, delay, and assorted treatments give these pieces the flavor of sequenced synthesizer music, occasionally reminiscent of Tangerine Dream's work from the period. The opening "Echo Waves" is a trance-inducing space guitar masterpiece, with repeating rhythm figures and gradual phase shifts creating a warped sense of time. The first 14 minutes of the track consist of short, subtly changing melodic phrases, until Göttsching questionably chooses to close with a searing, acid-fried guitar solo. "Quasarsphere" is much more contemplative, with Göttsching processing his guitar to sound like a synthesizer in the vein of Robert Fripp. The closing "Pluralis" consists of endless variations constructed around a simple guitar sequence; it possesses a structure similar to "Echo Waves" (down to the late-breaking blast of psychedelic soloing) with a bit more space and a slower tempo. In some respects a precursor to the groundbreaking proto-techno of E2-E4, Inventions for Electric Guitar is an essential document for space rock enthusiasts.
Popelick

Popelick

April 25, 2016
referencing Ash Ra Tempel 6 / Inventions For Electric Guitar, LP, Quad, Pld. SQ 6031
A selection from the sleeve notes regarding the SQ pressing: "This Cosmic Courier 33 1/3 r.p.m. quadrophonic record is produced by the SQ system which permits the reproduction of sound from four separate channels when a special SQ decoder is used in association with suitable amplifiers and four loud-speakers. This SQ record will be produced as 2-channel stereo when played through standard stereo equipment."
progfan97402

progfan97402

April 25, 2016
edited 9 months ago
referencing Inventions For Electric Guitar, LP, Quad, Album, KM 58.015
This is essentially a Manuel Gottsching solo album as he really gets help from no one else, but this was also billed as an Ash Ra Tempel album. Perhaps he wasn't sure if he could still legally use the Ash Ra Tempel name or not. This is truly the ultimate solo album, as it's all done by multi-tracked delayed guitar with absolutely no outside help. I have wondered if Steve Hillage got a hold of this album, since he used that very same approach on his 1978 album Green on "Ether Ships". It also happened that Nick Mason from Pink Floyd produced that album, so that same guitar effect was used on The Wall like on "Another Brick in the Will Part 1" and "Run Like Hell". Ozric Tentacles later used the effect occasionally, like on "Dissolution" from Pungent Effugent and on several of their early cassette releases like on Tantric Obstacles. But you go all the way to Inventions for Electric Guitar where that Pink Floyd's The Wall guitar effect had its origins. What you get here is Berlin School electronic music, all done exclusively on guitar, but you might think synthesizers were actually being used but not one synth or any other instrument. "Echo Waves" is that perfect example of that Pink Floyd and Steve Hillage guitar effect, really high paced rhythms, to think this was not done by synths and sequencers is truly amazing. It can be done other ways! That effect was caused by tape delay. "Quasarsphere" is an ambient piece, reminds me of the ambient parts of "Traummaschine" from Ash Ra Tempel's debut, as well as a lot of Klaus Schulze's work. "Pluralis" is more of a mid tempo number. Parts of this sound like a Mellotron was used, but it seemed he was just doing tricks to make his guitar sound like one. Who could have imagined an album using exclusively guitar can end up like this? It's just simply amazing stuff, and obviously an album required in your collection.
matId

matId

July 26, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Inventions For Electric Guitar, LP, Quad, Album, KM 58.015

I think this is the best work of Manuel IMO. True masterpiece. You can listen to this for months without listening to anything else (I just did).
Acidtabloid

Acidtabloid

June 30, 2015
referencing Inventions For Electric Guitar, LP, Quad, Album, KM 58.015

Sings the cybernetic soul! Progressive electronic noodlings for all-eternity!
tonumaa

tonumaa

October 19, 2013
referencing Inventions For Electric Guitar, LP, Quad, Album, KM 58.015
Manuel Göttsching is a time traveller, this album is proof of that.
5/5