Bliss out to one of Krautrock’s great 20th century musical figures.
Few names in the history of electronic psychedelic music inspire the kind of awe as Manuel Göttsching. Göttsching founded German prog-rock band, Ash Ra Tempel alongside fellow-Kosmische traveller, Klaus Schulze in the 1970s before embarking on a subsequent solo career that has had profound influence on ambient, dance, new age and krautrock musics.
Along the way he collaborated with other seminal Kraut figures like Michael Heonig and Harald Grosskopf and even recorded with über-counterculture guru, Timothy Leary. While people steeped in dance music may know Manuel’s music largely from his 1984 solo masterwork—the proto-house, chess-inspired E2-E4—Göttsching’s discography is as deep as it is diverse and spans well over two decades of music.
So, if you’ve been looking for a good access point to the biggest records, look no further than Vinyl Factory‘s “Introduction To Manuel Göttsching In 10 Records.” They’ve done all the hard scouring and deliberation over what records make the cut, so you can just press play and drift off to the supine sounds of one of music’s deepest dreamers.
Read another Kraut legend, Michael Rother in conversation with Roman Flügel here.