Manuel Göttsching

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Manuel Göttsching
Born (1952-09-09) 9 September 1952 (age 66)
Berlin, Germany
GenresKrautrock, electronic, ambient, psychedelic rock, experimental
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Years active1970–present
Associated actsAsh Ra Tempel, Ashra

Manuel Göttsching (born September 9, 1952) is a German musician and composer.[1]

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[edit]

With Ashra[edit]

  • 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[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tony Naylor (30 Aug 2013). "Manuel Göttsching: the Göttfather".

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