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ASH RA TEMPEL

Ash Ra Tempel

 

Krautrock

4.14 | 258 ratings

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Jazzywoman
5 stars This album, even with only two tracks, is near perfection of the Krautrock genre. Manuel Göttsching got together with bassist Hartmut Enke and drummer Klaus Schulze to perform some of the most mesmorizing music played on the earth. The album is an acid trip or shroom trip without the acid or shrooms! Psychedelic riffs interlude with some jazzy notes and bluesy notes that intertwine with fast paced drumming and insane bass playing to create the "Mind - Melter" album. Feirce, to say the least.

1.Amboss - The heaviest of the two tracks, and my personal favourite. The intense beginning is the journey through a desert, then finally reaching the destination of the Tempel of Ash Ra. Inside the Tempel are so many trippy images and Egyptian leaders and Pharohs...at least in my eyes! The music is insane and chaotic from start to finish, even from the opening electronicly based opening of this monster 20 minute track, you can tell that you are in for an intense ride of emotions and maybe fear of the Tempel. (10/10)

2.Traummachine - The track of silent perfection. This track truely melts with your brain into one being of ultimate beauty and idealism. The opening part sounds very much like the opening track, though slightly scarier in nature, turns into one of the most lucid and flowing pieces of Krautrock music that there has ever been. This part of the Tempel will sooth your brain with sparringly played guitar notes with heavy effects and played with early electronics at their best. (9.5/10)

Though this album can seem to last forever, you truely don't want to leave the Tempel. The music melts into your brain and stays there for a prolonged period of time, and you can't get enough. 5 stars for a truely classic album, with truely classic musicians playing on it.

Jazzywoman | 5/5 |

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