S/D: Manuel Gottsching's (Manuel Göttsching/ Ash Ra Tempel/ Ashra) Private Tapes

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rvng intl tweeted about it, looks like it only went up a few days ago, so yeah, it's "doing the rounds"

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Monday, 17 September 2012 18:15 (nine years ago) link

o_O Wow, I am totally unfamiliar with Neuronium but this jam session is pretty great. Also, I'm realizing now that I've never actually seen Ashra performing before.

Non-Stop Erotic Calculus (bmus), Monday, 17 September 2012 20:47 (nine years ago) link

six months pass...

cool... the reggae bit!


Crackle Box, Thursday, 11 April 2013 17:28 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

just a phatic post to note that after not having played e2e4 for years, and after never having liked it quite as much as i thought i would like it, today it is perfect

disconnected externalized and unrecognizable signifying structure (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 19:09 (seven years ago) link

eight months pass...

i wish i knew more about this project:


feargal czukay (NickB), Thursday, 6 August 2015 06:16 (six years ago) link

oh duh, oren tweeted a link - it's an australian festival performance. i am sufficiently unlikely to go to this that i am spared having to deal with my conflicted feelings about the involvment of ariel pink

feargal czukay (NickB), Thursday, 6 August 2015 06:22 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

some good tapes

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Tuesday, 8 September 2015 00:03 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

What essential tracks--if any--are missing from this collection, for those of us without a spare $500 to collect all six volumes?


Wimmels, Friday, 27 January 2017 22:03 (five years ago) link

"sausalito" is rad correlations style funk rock

"schwerer dino" is superb spacey slow burner

full 20+ minute "deep distance" take is good

same with longass "shuttle cock" take

"soiree academique" is epic spacey noisy jammage

full length "lotus" is good

a but (brimstead), Saturday, 28 January 2017 01:07 (four years ago) link

Thanks! Will check these out today. I'm in a mood.

Wimmels, Saturday, 28 January 2017 14:12 (four years ago) link

one month passes...
one year passes...

Why did no one tell me Correlations sounds like a prototype for The Division Bell?

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:15 (three years ago) link

glad I have these on MP3 but it is very frustrating that they remain out of print as CDs.

sleeve, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 15:23 (three years ago) link

(xp) Because they didn't want to discourage from listening to Manuel Gottsching's music?

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 15:47 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

somebody pleeeeeeeaze reissue these

sleeve, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 22:36 (one year ago) link

fucking hell i never even knew about "correlations" - and there's a five cd box set of recording sessions for it? this is my jam for sure, top notch disco shit, i like this _way_ better than tgottsching's ambient stuff

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 23:28 (one year ago) link

it's so fucking good, enjoy

sleeve, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 23:36 (one year ago) link

so this is vol. 4 on youtube


pretty great so far

budo jeru, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 23:48 (one year ago) link

one of my all-time fav tunes is "77 slightly delayed" which i've found leads into a disappointing album experience w/ "blackouts" since it's all downhill from there imo

any suggestions of where to find this magic elsewhere in the ashra / MG catalog ?

budo jeru, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 23:51 (one year ago) link

I'd suggest New Age of Earth but I love all of Blackouts so that that as you will

Was hoping this revive would be an announcement of Private Tapes reissues. Of course when they do that it'll be something stupid like 7xLP vinyl deluxe box sets

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 00:04 (one year ago) link

sadly true, also they'd split the long tracks between LP sides which I can't stand either

brimstead called it upthread with "Deep Distance", "Shuttle Cock", and "Lotus"

sleeve, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 00:10 (one year ago) link

for the record i gave a quick listen to the box and here's my picks:

deep distance
le bruit des origines

live stuff from the disco band is kinda disappointing to me tbh

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 00:26 (one year ago) link

for the record i gave a quick listen to the box and here's my picks:

deep distance
le bruit des origines

live stuff from the disco band is kinda disappointing to me tbh

― Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:26 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

These are all great choices but - call me a philistine - I wish he'd broken up "begleitmusik" into discrete tracks. There are some beautiful pillowy floating drones in the middle but I don't always have the patience to find them inside the 25 minute piece (which, as far as I can tell, is pretty randomly assembled rather than being an actual suite of related tracks). I don't remember if there are others like this, should revisit, but that one sticks out

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 21 May 2020 18:40 (one year ago) link

I much prefer his ambient work. I recently listened to the first 4 Ashra albums and made this very satisfying playlist:

Sunrain (New Age Of Earth)
Ocean Of Tenderness (New Age Of Earth)
Deep Distance (New Age Of Earth)
77 Slightly Delayed (Blackouts)
Midnight On Mars (Blackouts)
Shuttle Cocks (Blackouts)
Ice Train (Correlations)
Oasis (Correlations)
Morgana Da Capo (Correlations)
Kazoo (Belle Alliance)

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 21 May 2020 18:46 (one year ago) link

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