Ash Ra Tempel

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Born out of the late-1960's Berlin underground scene, Ash Ra Tempel were rooted in a succession of beat and blues bands, including: Bluebirds, The Bomb Proofs, Bad Joe, and Steeple Chase Bluesband. The latter were transformed entirely when Klaus Schulze from Tangerine Dream met up with them becoming Ash Ra Tempel. The trio of Klaus Schulze, Manuel Göttsching and Hartmut Enke decided to abandon conventional composition and song writing, in favour of free-form improvising and developing a new musical language. As such, they became notorious for jams that could exceed 30 minutes (some such recordings can be found on The Private Tapes releases).

Ash Ra Tempel went to Hamburg in March 1971 to record their debut, with the aid of top engineer Conny Plank. A Krautrock twist on the space-rock music as pioneered by Pink Floyd and Hawkwind, with elements of both yet devoid of songs. One track per side: the power-drive storming "Amboss" and the shimmering timeless "Traummaschine". A yin-and-yang type concept that was followed on further albums. After this only the core of Göttsching and Enke remained constant for a while, with lots of other musicians passing through the band. Songs also featured on some, notably on "Schwingungen" which had psychedelic blues numbers on one side and a deep space trip on the other, and the similarly balanced "Seven Up" collaboration with acid guru Timothy Leary. Other related "super-sessions" that were born out of this "Cosmic Couriers" collaboration idea included albums with Sergius Golowin, Walter Wegmüller and The Cosmic Jokers.

Later, only Manuel Göttsching kept the band-name going, with the duo project "Starring Rosi" and the cosmic guitar album "Inventions For Electric Guitar" after which Ash Ra Tempel were re-branded as Ashra.

The current version of the Band is called Ash Ra Tempel Experience. The members are Manuel Göttsching, Oren Ambarchi and Shags Chamberlain.
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Albums

OMM 56.013 Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel album art Ash Ra Tempel Ash Ra Tempel (Album) Ohr OMM 56.013 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
OMM 556.020, OMM 556020 Ash Ra Tempel - Schwingungen album art Ash Ra Tempel Schwingungen (Album) Ohr, Ohr OMM 556.020, OMM 556020 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
658.001 Ash Ra Tempel - Seven Up album art Timothy Leary* & Ash Ra Tempel Timothy Leary* & Ash Ra Tempel - Seven Up (Album) Die Kosmischen Kuriere, Ohr, Die Kosmischen Kuriere, Ohr 658.001 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
KM 58.007 Ash Ra Tempel - Starring Rosi album art Ash Ra Tempel Starring Rosi (Album) Kosmische Musik KM 58.007 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
OMM 556.032, OMM 556032 Ash Ra Tempel - Join Inn album art Ash Ra Tempel Join Inn (Album) Ohr, Ohr OMM 556.032, OMM 556032 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Pld. SQ 6031 Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel VI: Inventions For Electric Guitar album art Manuel Göttsching, Ash Ra Tempel Manuel Göttsching, Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel VI: Inventions For Electric Guitar (Album) Kosmische Musik Pld. SQ 6031 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
ISA 9003 Ash Ra Tempel - New Age Of Earth album art Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching - New Age Of Earth (Album) Isadora, RCA ISA 9003 France 1976 Sell This Version
14275, CD 14275 Ash Ra Tempel - Le Berceau De Cristal album art Ash Ra Tempel Le Berceau De Cristal (Album) Spalax, Spalax 14275, CD 14275 France 1993 Sell This Version
MRCD 7015 Ash Ra Tempel - The Private Tapes Vol. 5 album art Ash Ra Tempel - Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel - Manuel Göttsching - The Private Tapes Vol. 5(CD, Ltd) Manikin Records MRCD 7015 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MRCD 7013 Ash Ra Tempel - The Private Tapes Vol. 3 album art Ash Ra Tempel - Ashra - Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel - Ashra - Manuel Göttsching - The Private Tapes Vol. 3(CD, Ltd) Manikin Records MRCD 7013 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MRCD 7016 Ash Ra Tempel - The Private Tapes Vol. 6 album art Ash Ra Tempel - Ashra - Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel - Ashra - Manuel Göttsching - The Private Tapes Vol. 6(CD, Ltd) Manikin Records MRCD 7016 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MRCD 7014 Ash Ra Tempel - The Private Tapes Vol. 4 album art Ash Ra Tempel - Ashra - Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel - Ashra - Manuel Göttsching - The Private Tapes Vol. 4(CD, Ltd) Manikin Records MRCD 7014 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MRCD 7012 Ash Ra Tempel - The Private Tapes Vol. 2 album art Manuel Göttsching - Ash Ra Tempel Manuel Göttsching - Ash Ra Tempel - The Private Tapes Vol. 2(CD, Ltd) Manikin Records MRCD 7012 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MAR 00582, MRCD 7048 Ash Ra Tempel - Friendship album art Ash Ra Tempel Friendship (Album) Manikin Records MAR 00582, MRCD 7048 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
MRCD 7049 Ash Ra Tempel - Gin Rosé (At The Royal Festival Hall) album art Ash Ra Tempel Gin Rosé (At The Royal Festival Hall) (Album) Manikin Records MRCD 7049 Germany 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

P.A.C.I. 127 Ash Ra Tempel - You Are Sixteens / Cosmic Tango / Canto / Rock De La Megghiera (Rock Della Moglie) album art Franco Bertagnini, Ash Ra Tempel, Tihm, Rossano Attolico Franco Bertagnini, Ash Ra Tempel, Tihm, Rossano Attolico - You Are Sixteens / Cosmic Tango / Canto / Rock De La Megghiera (Rock Della Moglie)(7", EP, Promo) PDU P.A.C.I. 127 Italy 1974 Sell This Version

Compilations

940.117/18, OHR 940.117/18 Ash Ra Tempel - Discover Cosmic album art Ash Ra Tempel Discover Cosmic(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Cosmic Music (2), Cosmic Music (2) 940.117/18, OHR 940.117/18 France 1975 Sell This Version
Pld. SQ 6074 Ash Ra Tempel - Communication – The Best Of Ash Ra Tempel album art Ash Ra Tempel Communication – The Best Of Ash Ra Tempel(LP, Comp, Quad) PDU Pld. SQ 6074 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
940.115/16 Ash Ra Tempel - Discover Cosmic  - The Klaus Schulze Sessions album art Klaus Schulze / Ash Ra Tempel / The Cosmic Jokers Klaus Schulze / Ash Ra Tempel / The Cosmic Jokers - Discover Cosmic - The Klaus Schulze Sessions(2xLP, Comp) Cosmic Music (2) 940.115/16 France 1977 Sell This Version
14741 Ash Ra Tempel - The Ash Ra Tempel Works album art Ash Ra Tempel The Ash Ra Tempel Works(6xCD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) Spalax Music, MSI 14741 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLP 0299-2 Ash Ra Tempel - The Best Of The Private Tapes album art Ash Ra Tempel / Ashra / Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel / Ashra / Manuel Göttsching - The Best Of The Private Tapes (Comp) Manikin Records CLP 0299-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
CLP 0309-2 Ash Ra Tempel - Join Inn / Starring Rosi album art Ash Ra Tempel Join Inn / Starring Rosi(CD, Comp) Purple Pyramid CLP 0309-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
CLP 0310-2 Ash Ra Tempel - Schwingungen / Seven Up album art Ash Ra Tempel & Timothy Leary* Ash Ra Tempel & Timothy Leary* - Schwingungen / Seven Up(CD, Comp) Purple Pyramid CLP 0310-2 US 1998 Sell This Version