New Age of Earth

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New Age of Earth
Ashra New Age of Earth.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedMarch–June 1976
GenreAmbient,[1][2] new-age, electronic[3]
LabelIsadora Records
Ashra chronology
New Age of Earth
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]

New Age of Earth is a solo album by Manuel Göttsching. While originally released under Göttsching's name and Ash Ra Tempel in 1976,[4] the releases that followed in 1977 and onward were under the name Ashra.[5] It was the first album to be released under the name Ashra.[6] Although a solo album by Manuel Göttsching recorded after the dissolution of his band Ash Ra Tempel, Ashra later evolved into a full band. It was released in 1976 on Isadora Records. New Age of Earth has been listed as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Ambient Albums of All Time.[1] In 2016, Pitchfork (website) ranked it #31 on their list of the 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Sunrain – 7:26
  2. Ocean of Tenderness – 12:36
  3. Deep Distance – 5:46
  4. Nightdust – 21:50 [5][7]



  1. ^ a b Jeff Towne, Peter Manzi (Jan 27, 2009). "The 25 Most Influential Ambient Albums Of All Time". RockBox - archived version.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time". Pitchfork. Sep 26, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "New Age of Earth - Ashra | AllMusic". Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  4. ^ New Age of Earth (1976, Ash Ra Temple) at Discogs
  5. ^ a b c New Age of Earth (1977, Ashra) at Discogs
  6. ^ Ashra discography at Discogs
  7. ^ a b "Ashra: New Age of Earth". Ashra. Retrieved June 15, 2016.