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Ash Ra Tempel / Ashra

Ash Ra Tempel / Ashra
Country
Germany
Profile
One of the classic Krautrock bands. The group was originally founded by guitarist Manuel Göttsching, keyboardist/drummer Klaus Schulze, and bassist Hartmut Enke in 1971. All three founding members had previously played together as part of the short-lived group Eruption founded by Conrad Schnitzler. Prior to that Schnitzler and Schulze had worked together in Tangerine Dream. Later, after recording the soundtrack Le Berceau de Cristal (1975; unreleased until 1993) Ash Ra Tempel shortened its name to Ashra, making a more melodic, synthesizer-based music. In 2000 the band was reunited in the line up of Manuel Göttsching and Klaus Schulze.
Website
http://www.ashra.com
Related articles (13)
Releases on file (24)
Various Artists — Kopf Musik Various Artists — Kopf Musik
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 79, 2017, 3CD)
Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
(Audion ISBN 0-9529506-0-CDRO, 2007, CD-ROM)
Ashra — @shra Vol. 2 Ashra — @shra Vol. 2
(MG.ART 202, 2002, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel  — Friendship Ash Ra Tempel — Friendship
(Manikin MRCD 7048, 2000, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel  — Gin Rosé at the Royal Festival Hall Ash Ra Tempel — Gin Rosé at the Royal Festival Hall
(Manikin MRCD 7049, 2000, CD)
Ashra — @shra Ashra — @shra
(MG.ART 201, 1998/2002, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel — The Best of the Private Tapes Ash Ra Tempel — The Best of the Private Tapes
(Purple Pyramid CLP-0299-2, 1998, 2CD)
Ash Ra Tempel — Sauce Hollandaise Ash Ra Tempel — Sauce Hollandaise
(Série Poème MRCD 9801, 1998, CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Ash Ra Tempel — Tropical Heat Ash Ra Tempel — Tropical Heat
(Spalax 14242, 1991, CD)
Ashra — Walkin' the Desert Ashra — Walkin' the Desert
(Spalax 14240, 1989/1992, CD)
Ashra — Belle Alliance Ashra — Belle Alliance
(Spalax 14591, 1980/2002, CD)
Ashra  — Sunrain - The Virgin Years Ashra — Sunrain - The Virgin Years
(Caroline CAROL 1109-2, 1980/1996, CD)
Ashra — Correlation Ashra — Correlation
(Spalax 14590, 1979/2002, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel — The Private Tapes Ash Ra Tempel — The Private Tapes
(Manikin, 1979/1996, 6CD)
Ashra  — Blackouts Ashra — Blackouts
(MG.ART 403, 1978/2008, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching — New Age of Earth Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching — New Age of Earth
(MG.ART 402, 1976/2008, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel — Le Berceau de Cristal Ash Ra Tempel — Le Berceau de Cristal
(Spalax CD 14275, 1975/1993, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching — Inventions for Electric Guitar Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching — Inventions for Electric Guitar
(MG.ART 401, 1975/2011, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel — Join Inn Ash Ra Tempel — Join Inn
(MG.ART 114, 1973/2011, CD)
Timonthy Leary & Ash Ra Tempel — Seven Up Timonthy Leary & Ash Ra Tempel — Seven Up
(MG.ART 113, 1973/2011, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel  — Starring Rosi Ash Ra Tempel — Starring Rosi
(Spalax 14247, 1973/1994, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel  — Schwingungen Ash Ra Tempel — Schwingungen
(MG.ART 112, 1972/2011, CD)
Ash Ra Tempel — Ash Ra Tempel Ash Ra Tempel — Ash Ra Tempel
(MG.ART 111, 1971/2011, CD)

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