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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.
A short-lived project Manuel Göttsching had in 1970 was the Steeple Chase Blues Band, which also included Hartmut Enke, Wolfgang Müller, and Volker Zibell.

Ash Ra Tempel released its self-titled debut album in June 1971. This release is considered by critics to be a classic of the genre; Schulze temporarily departed for a solo career shortly after its release. Schwingungen (1972), Seven Up (with Timothy Leary) (1972), and Join Inn (1973) are all considered key works from the band. The pop-oriented 1973 album Starring Rosi was thus named because it featured lead vocals by Rosi Mueller.

Their music is widely characterized as cosmic and atmospheric. The early albums were more psychedelic-oriented and all had one lengthy track per side: one more powerful and dramatic, the other of a more atmospheric nature.
ART’s last concert performance took place in Cologne in February 1973.
Later, after recording the soundtrack Le Berceau de Cristal (1975; unreleased until the 90’s) Ash Ra Tempel shortened its name to Ashra, making a more melodic, synthesizer-based music. In 2000 the band was reborn. Joined by long-time colleague Klaus Schulze, the album Friendship was released.


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  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    Toll_Suur, а ты "Schwingungen" слушал? вот это подлинный эталон краутрок-альбома!

    9 Jul 10:43am Reply

    What a cosmic travel

    4 Jun 5:17pm Reply
  • Lancasster

    Невероятно глубокая музыка. Из всех краут-групп того времени самая выдающаяся на мой взгляд , хотя классифицировать это как краут довольно сложно. Для путешествий самая лучшая группа ;) Особенно треки Jenseits и Time. Ну в общем что говорить,это открытый космос , вы и сами всё слышите)

    1 Apr 8:09pm Reply
  • BruecknerSound

    This track is my contribution to a tribute radio show in honour of Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese, who was one of my biggest musical heros. Several listeners who missed the show did ask for this track, so here it is. May he rest in peace!

    8 Mar 1:51pm Reply
  • Toll_Suur

    Такие альбомы, как их дебют (1971), делаются раз в десятилетие. До таких майндфаков современным электронщикам расти и расти (ЛСД не поможет). Вообще группа уникальная в своих кислотных изысках, даже их, казалось бы, механизированный камбэк-релиз 2000 года вполне сносно звучит, не без энергии. ART!!!

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    вот это я называю музыкальной эзотерикой в чистом виде, странно, что слушателей в сравнении с faust-can-neu! так мало

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • jimanderson1234

    Porra muito foda mesmo

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • eloy22

    The singular world of electronic music Vol. 56 -querbeet- Wie jeden Freitag gibt´s auch am 17.01.2014 bei den underground-äxpärten Elektronisches auf die Ohren. Zu hören gibts uns hier ​bzw. Start ist 20.00h. Diesmal u.a. mit WMRI, Ash Ra Tempel, Robert Schröder, Dom F. Scab..... . Ich freue mich auf viele Gäste auch im chat. Grüße aus Berlin Andreas aka eloy22

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • studio308

    Hello friends! I'm Mike Winchester of WMRI. I want to invite you to my recent reissues of two epic Berlin School EM albums from 2010. They were available only on CD, but now they are officially free for download as web-releases on our label USC. Here's the links: The Source of Universal Energy | Etherworlds.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • drowning_aegir

    "where do i start" At the beginning.

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • blakemichigan3

    where do i start

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ytrewq_qwerty


    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • jazzthieve

    Spotify playlist:The Berlin School of Electronic Music

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • ashleyrobb


    24 May 2013 Reply
  • bigMATTz

    ocean of tenderness

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • A_Tamzarian

    those private tapes are something else

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Sumami

    Amazing band

    12 Nov 2012 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    Indeed. I've only got the Schwingungen 2011 remaster, but it sounds tremendous.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Randwer

    Get the 2011 remasters if you can. [2]

    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • momonga2345

    "Amboss" ... wow O_O

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
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