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Ash Ra Tempel is the eponymous debut studio album by the Krautrock band Ash Ra Tempel. It features guitarist Manuel Göttsching with drummer Klaus Schulze and bassist Hartmut Enke. Engineered by Conny Plank, it was recorded in March and June 1971 on Ohr Records. This 50th Anniversary album will be released in memoriam of all the musical contributors to this release and on Manuel Göttsching´s MG.ART label.
“On our album, the track ‘Amboss' represents the first layer. Conventional instruments communicate familiar music which is in part expanded through electronic means. In the second track of the album – ‘Traummaschine' – the actual basic sound approach is dissolved into an electronic Nirvana which no longer allows the concrete identification of actual instruments. Innocent, virgin listening, free from any and every association, can finally begin – and the music can be absorbed and processed free from the limitations of categorization. That is the purpose of our music: To convey freedom without any predetermined criteria or traditions. Thank you for your attention.” -Manuel Göttsching (Taken from the original A-R-T Bio 1970)
180gram black vinyl. Sticker, 50th Anniversary Edition, re-cut carefully overseen by Manuel Göttsching. 350-gram quadro fold-out sleeve that exactly replicates complex/original Ohr die-cut jacket, A2 poster, 2x (German and English) A4 inlays with original bio sheet written by Manuel Göttsching (1970). Pressed at Optimal, Germany.