|Born||9 September 1952|
|Genres||Krautrock, electronic, ambient, psychedelic rock, experimental|
|Associated acts||Ash Ra Tempel, Ashra|
Manuel Göttsching (born September 9, 1952) is a German musician and composer.
As the leader of the groups Ash Ra Tempel and Ashra in the 1970s and 80s, as well as a solo artist, he is one of the most important guitarists of the Krautrock (also known as Kosmische Musik) genre. He also participated in the Cosmic Jokers sessions. His style and technique influenced dozens of artists in the post-Eno ambient and Berlin School of electronic music scenes in the 1980s and 1990s.
In 2000, Göttsching and Klaus Schulze released a studio album and a live album as Ash Ra Tempel. The live album was recorded as part of the Cornucopea concerts organised by Julian Cope at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England.
With Ash Ra Tempel
- Ash Ra Tempel (1971)
- Schwingungen (1972)
- Seven Up (1973)
- Join Inn (1973)
- Starring Rosi (1973)
- Le Berceau de Cristal (1993, 1975)
- Friendship (2000)
- New Age of Earth (1976)
- Blackouts (1977)
- Correlations (1979)
- Belle Alliance (1980)
- Walkin' The Desert (1989)
- Tropical Heat (1991, 1985/1986)
- Sauce Hollandaise (1997, 1998)
- @shra (1997, 1998)
- @shra Vol. 2 (1997, 2002)
As Manuel Göttsching
- Inventions for Electric Guitar (1975)
- E2-E4 (1981, 1984)
- Dream & Desire (1991, 1977)
- Die Mulde (1981, 1997, 2004, 2005)
- Concert for Murnau (2005)
- Tony Naylor (30 Aug 2013). "Manuel Göttsching: the Göttfather". theguardian.com.