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Ash Ra Tempel (Göttsching/Ulbrich) with music from 1975 at E-Live 2015!
More information here. Don't miss this unique concert!
Manuel Göttsching's E2-E4 opens the Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam on July 30, 2015!
It is the 8th live performance of this track ever. Don't miss the chance to attend :-) Here is a picture of this great location!.

For the complete program and ticket order take a look on the festival website.
Christian Wheeldon's book about Manuel's music ist out!
Well over six years in the writing, this has been painstakingly pieced together but was also a real labour of love.

Here's some information about the book:
  • 156 pages
  • 95,000 words
  • Four pages of colour photographs
  • 12 black and white photographs/images throughout the text
  • Limited edition print run
It covers the early years, Ash Ra Tempel, The Cosmic Jokers, Ashra and Manuel's solo career to date, and includes exclusive contributions from Harald Grosskopf, Lutz Ulbrich, Steve Baltes, Joaquin Joe Claussell, Steve Hillage and concert recollections from fans.

The book is priced:

UK: £11.99 + £3.00 p&p, Total = £14.99

Europe: £11.99 + £5.00 p&p, Total = £16.99

USA and Rest of World: £11.99 + £7.00 p&p, Total = £18.99

The front side of the book The back side of the book

This will be a limited print run so make sure you don't miss it out. More information on the author's page.
Ash Ra Tempel's Friendship re-released by MG.ART
This album was the result of the last collaboration between the original founders of Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Göttsching and Klaus Schulze. Invited by Julian Cope, author of the Krautrocksampler they prepared their concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London on April 2, 2000, dedicated to the band's 30th anniversary. The first edition was sold out soon and not available for many years. Due to the numerous requests we have decided to re-release this album in a new dress for Xmas 2014. The CD is available in regular shops, but you can order it also here.

Gin Rosé, the live CD of the concert to be re-released next year!

New 'Friendship' cover
Daisuke Konno's T-shirt with an anti-nuclear power message for the festival
You can order it in the artist's shop, but a limited number of big sizes, signed by MG, is also available in our shop. A part of the money is contributed to orphans and animals of Tsunami and Fukushima.
Transmediale Blog
Laura H. Zurriaga created and posted one video for every day of the transmediale to show her impression. This video blog was supported by Realeyz TV, the transmediale festival and club transmediale (CTM). Click here to see the clip about Manuel!
A Rare Occasion - Meeting Manuel Göttsching
Lodown Magazine visited Manuel in his historical Berlin studio
Ash Ra Tempel up for a laugh!
Manuel Göttsching's „Traummaschine“ a track from his first Ash Ra Tempel album is played in the British comedy quiz show "Lucky Sexy Winners" on Channel 4, hosted by the famous comedians Vic & Bob. The show started on August 23, at 10 pm BST, and can be watched online on Channel 4 on demand for the next 30 days. Please scroll down to "Episode 1 - Vic & Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners".
E2-E4-Japan
On August 11, 2012 Manuel Göttsching performed E2-E4 in Japan at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, as part of Dommune's benefit concert for orphans who have lost their families in the earthquake in Japan on March 11th, 2011 and its aftermath. The concert has been streamed all over the world, and we asked our fans for donations. But as there were some countries where it was not possible to see it, we will upload the stream soon to additionally help the victims. Thank you in advance for your support!

Wire

Space Shower TV has filmed the performance and interviewed MG before. A mixture of both will be shown as an 1 hour programme on Japanese TV in Septembert 2012. We will inform you about the date with a link soon. In the meantime please check out some excerpts of the concert filmed by fans. Some photographs you can see here.

And here is a Japanese blog with reactions to this concert and two videos.

Previous concerts of E2-E4 with links to video excerpts:
8. Poland premiere at the festival Sonic Fiction/przemiany on September 8, 2012.
7. E2-E4-Japan - Dommune's benefit concert on August 11, 2012.
6. E2-E4 at Museum Abteiberg on June 23, 2012. Interview before the concert and 10 min. excerpt of the performance here
5. Spain premiere at Electrónica en Abril in Madrid on April 12, 2012
4. China premiere in Peking at Art Zone 798 on November 1, 2008
3. US premiere with the legendary Joshua Light Show in New York's Lincoln Center on August 15, 2008
2. Germany premiere on it's 25th birthday, December 12, 2006 in Berlin at Berghain
1. World premiere in Japan at Mt. Fuji (the first performance EVER) on August 27, 2006
Special Event on March 25, 2005 at Volksbühne Berlin with the contemporary music ensemble Zeitkratzer (also known from the performance of Lou Reeds' Metal Machine Music)
E2-E4 30th anniversary:
For it's very birthday on December 12, 2011, THE WIRE dedicated the cover story of its December issue to the 30th anniversary of this groundbreaking album. The author Keith Molinè also features Manuel's legendary bands Ash Ra Tempel/Ashra. By the way, how do you like Manuel as a Chess figure?

Wire
To read the article please click on the cover.

E2-E4 at Museum Abteiberg
Mönchengladbach, June 23, 2012: Before the concert Manuel Göttsching spoke with Düsseldorf's art channel Eiskellerberg.tv about music, art and life style. Scrolling down the linked page, you can enjoy the music & maestro in a 10 min. video excerpt.
AshRa at ufaFabrik, Berlin
On June 8, 2012, Manuel's band performed at this historical location as a re-union of the band after 12 years, but also celebrating the release of the album CORRELATIONS COMPLETE which actually started here in 1978. The territory was abandoned and empty since the end of the war and young musicians like Manuel used it as a rehearsal space, before it was occupied in 1979 and an art center has been established. Enjoy some excerpts of the fantastic AshRa concert, filmed by fans: Icetrain / Flying Turtles / Morgana da Capo, Pas de Trois / Phantasus / 'new track' / Oasis, Club Cannibal / Blackouts.
MG & Joshua Light Show at Berlin's HKW
On February 4, 2012 they performed together as the hig light of the transmediale music festival. See some excerpts of the concert filmed by fans here: Big Birds, Dream, Lotus, Encore - a new track, composed for this concert, which will be released as a CD-DVD-box soon. Watch out!



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