German musician Manuel Göttsching has died. He was 70 years old. Göttsching founded Ash Ra Tempel together with Tangerine Dream’s (then) drummer Klaus Schulze, and bassist Hartmut Enke. The first incarnation of the band was active before 1976. Ashra Tempel’s Ash Ra Tempel (1971), Schwingungen (1972) and Join Inn (1973), Ashra’s New Age of Earth (1977) and Göttsching’s Inventions for Electric Guitar (1977) and E2-E4 (1984) are considered unrepeatable krautock and progressive electronic masterpieces.
The legacy of Manuel Göttsching will live forever.