Manuel Göttsching

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Manuel Göttsching
Born (1952-09-09) 9 September 1952 (age 64)
Berlin, Germany
Genres Electronic, ambient, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, progressive rock, art rock, new-age, krautrock
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Years active 1970–present
Associated acts Ash Ra Tempel, Ashra

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

As the leader of the group Ash Ra Tempel or Ashra, one of the most notable German groups of the 1970s and 80s, as well as a solo artist, he is one of the most important guitarists of the 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.


  1. Ash Ra Tempel (1971) (Ash Ra Tempel)
  2. Schwingungen (1972) (Ash Ra Tempel)
  3. Seven Up (1973) (Ash Ra Tempel)
  4. Join Inn (1973) (Ash Ra Tempel)
  5. Starring Rosi (1973) (Ash Ra Tempel)
  6. Inventions for Electric Guitar (1975) (Manuel Göttsching)
  7. New Age of Earth (1976) (Ashra)
  8. Blackouts (1978) (Ashra)
  9. Correlations (1979) (Ashra)
  10. Belle Alliance (1980) (Ashra)
  11. E2-E4 (1981, 1984) (Manuel Göttsching)
  12. Walkin' The Desert (1989) (Ashra)
  13. Dream & Desire (1991, 1977) (Manuel Göttsching)
  14. Tropical Heat (1991, 1985/1986) (Ashra)
  15. Le Berceau de Cristal (1993, 1975) (Ash Ra Tempel)
  16. Sauce Hollandaise (1997, 1998) (Ashra)
  17. @shra (1997, 1998) (Ashra)
  18. Friendship (2000) (Ash Ra Tempel)
  19. @shra Vol. 2 (1997, 2002) (Ashra)
  20. Die Mulde (1981, 1997, 2004, 2005) (Manuel Göttsching)
  21. Concert for Murnau (2005) (Manuel Göttsching)

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