Tuesday, June 26, 2007

MANUEL GOTTSCHING/ASH RA TEMPEL/ASHRA-THE PRIVATE TAPES VOL. 1-6, 6xCD SET, 1996 (RECORDED: 1970-1979), GERMANY



I expect many will be jazzed to see this classic krautrock compendium finally made available again, after it's disappearance elsewhere in the music share blogosphere a while back. At this late date, It'd be hard to find anything particularly novel to add to the mountain of verbiage already expended on the marvels of Gottsching and Ash Ra Tempel. Suffice it to say that anyone
into the whole mythos really shouldn't be without this essential piece of the puzzle a moment longer, containing as it does some three solid hours of otherwise unavailable live Ash Ra Tempel material alone. Beyond that salient fact though lies one other detail, namely that the 20 odd minute Gottsching's solo track "Lotus" on disc 5 is for me easily one of the loftiest peaks in his entire recorded canon.

NOTE: THERE WAS INITIALLY A MISTAKE MADE WITH THE LINK FOR VOL. 4 PART 1 OF THIS POST. THIS HAS NOW BEEN CORRECTED.

Get vol. 1 part 1 Here

Get vol. 1 part 2 Here

Get vol. 2 part 1 Here

Get vol. 2 part 2 Here

Get vol. 3 part 1 Here

Get vol. 3 part 2 Here

Get vol. 4 part 1 Here

Get vol. 4 part 2 Here

Get vol. 5 part 1 Here

Get vol. 5 part 2 Here

Get vol. 6 part 1 Here

Get vol. 6 part 2 Here

36 comments:

frostymug said...

The link for Vol. 4 part 1 gives you the download for whacked singles volume 4 section 1. Please fix!

Anonymous said...

OMIGAWD!!! THE SEARCH IS OVER!!!
Thanks SO much Eric for making this massive & essential collection available. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
Anyone who's interested in Ashra/MG oughtta check out:
http://toterallee.blogspot.com/search?q=ashra

for the other huge missing chunk The Making of (Correlations) 3xCD

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this posting. This wonderful set is OOP and extremely hard to find.

One comment. The link for Vol 4 – pt 1 points to a Non Ash Ra file named: ackedOutSinglesVol.4section1.zip. This file does not contain Privite tapes Vol 4.

Once again, thank you.

FIONA said...

Oh, awesome! Thanks for posting these :)

Anonymous said...

THIS HAS NOW BEEN CORRECTED.

Thanks a lot!!

kef mi tee said...

many thanx for this

i had this and accidently deleted some of the files when cleaning my hard drive

you are a life saver

:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Been looking for this FOREVER!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making this gem of music available to those or should I say many of us who love Ashras music. Be it musician or listener this is an essential to anyone who yearns for more than banal music. Ashra was and still is a milestone of krautrock!

RisingRunner said...

Thank you thank you !

Awesome music, and an awesome post.

Anonymous said...

massive thanks...such a great site and always full of great music. i haven't checked in for a long time and to see this rarity...thank you thank you thank you :)

Bilek said...

Actually I already have the album, so I don't need to DL, but I couldn't help write a few things...
Indeed, thank you very much for making this rare gem available to all kraut / ashra fans... as already mentinoed, "anyone
into the whole mythos really shouldn't be without this essential piece of the puzzle a moment longer"...

now my request: among the "legal" material by Tempel & Mr. Göttsching (in the '70's), the only missing piece is Ash Ra Tempel's (original lineup) "Der Vierte Kuss", which was released in the 5 CD sampler set "Supernatural Fairy Tales, The Progressive Rock Era". Any chance that you have this, and post here? (for me only that track is enough, and the entire set is also OK ;) ) Maybe also "Gedanken" from Seven Up era, which was included in "The Best of Private Tapes" sampler as a bonus track; I have the latter track in 128 kbps, I can upload if needed...

Thanks in advance!

Likedeeler said...

YEEEHA, great stuff all around here. can't wait to get my ears on the private tapes... big shout from berlin

douglas said...

So glad I found your site :-)
Many many thanks for the amazing music, now I just need another 24 hours in the day to listen to it all...saludos de Madrid!

obserwator said...

Thank you very much for this post. I love this music.

unusual music said...

Another thank you for posting Private Tapes. I've listened to the first three CDs so far. Absolutely fantastic!

rick said...

This is terrific stuff, thanks so much for the d/ls. I never knew this existed. Do you have any good quality rips of Achim Reichel and Machines - Echo and Die Grune Reise?

vanDiemerbroucke said...

Thanks for uploading all these files.

Anonymous said...

mindblowingly good. thank you thank you.

Anonymous said...

A Million Thanks for this! I have been looking for these recordings for many years. I have heard only Vol.6 and was blown away. I am sure the rest is as good if not better. Gottsching is a true master of cosmic musics and he is coming to the USA soon for his first visit.

Richard said...

Hi,

Holy respect for your blog! This kind of blogs are raritys like the music in it.
Especially i would thank you for the ASH RA TEMPEL - Privat Tapes!!!

This one is the one!! Like a floating Pyramid over the Ocean.

Thank you!

Greetings from Estonia/Tallinn
2008

Anonymous said...

This is some of the most amazing music I have ever heard, thank you so much for posting.

lenzos said...

I would like to thank you very much for the box-set of private tapes it's very hard to find!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing. I've been searching for this for a very long time. Found a homemade "best of the early years" private tapes compilation on another blog somewhere, but I am ecstatic to have found the whole collection. Thank you thank you thank you!!! Manuel Gottsching is brilliant!

itchybum said...

Far out! Were was I ever going to find this? It's been out of print for so long. Thanks so much from Australia

Anonymous said...

Thank You very much for this. I've wanted to hear it for years!

Anonymous said...

This is the collection I've lusted over for 10 years.I NEVER thought I'd have it in my files! Now I can die happy!

Anonymous said...

This is the collection I've been lusting after for the last 10 years. I thought I'd NEVER have it in my files. Now I can die happy and " jazzed!"

nick said...

Thank you for these! Three years later and your generosity is still very appreciated!

Anonymous said...

http://manuelgottsching.blogspot.com/


I've just had word that as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations for Japan's Metamorphose Festival Manuel Gottsching will be playing his classic album Inventions for Electric Guitar live at Mount Fuji on September 3rd-4th 2010.

Thanx and Grüsse aus Berlin.

J.H.M. said...

One of the coolest releases I've heard in a while. Thank you for taking the time to put this gorgeous beast up.

Anonymous said...

thanx from urkenny

Anonymous said...

yeah, have one of these, this is amazing! should be more widely available for everyone. thanks for putting it out there.. js.

machinemusic.org » trackback said...

[...]“The incredible career of the electric guitar since the beginning of rock’n roll times and my personal experiences on that instrument within the last six years gave me the possibility to lead the guitar to a new way of performance – electronic music.” – Manuel Göttsching [...]

Anonymous said...

Very, very many thanks for making this available. Truly magnificent! Thanks again. The missing piece from my collection.

Anonymous said...

The link for vol.4 pt.1 doesn't work. Can anyone help?

Anonymous said...

life at ufa-gelände
in berlin this time
cheek it out!

http://www.ufafabrik.de/de/nav.php?pid=calender&op=details&eid=1169&back=calender&bid=a11