Published Nov 08, 2011Good news for anyone looking for physical copies of Ash Ra Tempel's back catalogue without paying an arm and a leg, cult guitar god Manuel Göttsching has revealed that he's remastered the '70s-era output of his cosmic krautrock troupe.
Wire points to the musician's website now offering up updated CD versions of 1971's Ash Ra Tempel, 1972's Schwingungen, three platters from 1973 -- Join Inn, Seven Up and Starring Rosi -- and the 1974 effort Inventions for Electric Guitar, which came under the Ash Ra Tempel banner but is essentially a Göttsching solo effort. All have been pressed by Göttsching's MG.ART imprint and are, at the moment, only available through his website here.
If you order all six albums, the guitarist will also include your choice between three DVDs. The first offering is a film about Göttsching called Manuel: Postcards From Japan, but if you'd prefer something a little more concert-intensive, you could either select Wroclaw Live, a Göttsching performance captured in 2006, or Ashra - Live at Herzberg, which was filmed in 1997.
If you were aiming for something a bit fresher, though, you could always pick up William Shatner's recently released Seeking Major Tom. Göttsching pops up on the Shat's latest, laying down some six-string magic for a cover of U2's "In a Little While." Weird.