Monday 2 April 2018
Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel (1971)
The debut album from this German band.
Ash Ra Tempel was a trio with drums, electronics, bass, percussion, guitars and vocals.
This band is one of the classic krautrock bands. They are among the classic space-rock bands too. They have been a massive influence on the space-rock and krautrock scene. Something I noticed straight away when I started to listen to this album.
Klaus Schulze, the electronica and krautrock pioneer was also a member of this band as their drummer and electronics expert.
This album, originally an LP off course, has two pieces of music. Side A has this long and heavy piece called Amboss. A twenty minutes long piece. The guitars are going wild over the main theme and they are followed by the drums, bass and the electronica.
A good piece of music.
Side B has a much more ambient piece of music called Traummaschine. It clocks in at just over twenty-five minutes. It starts really slowly but gathers pace and guitars after a while and ends up with a good melody at the end.
The end product is a tad over forty minutes long album and it is a good album. I do not admire this album as much as others do. But it is indeed a good album and one to check out.