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    Manuel Göttsching, krautrock pioneer behind Ash Ra Tempel, dies, aged 70

    Manuel Göttsching, the krautrock pioneer behind the Ash Ra Tempel and Ashra projects, has died, aged 70.

    News of Göttsching’s passing on 4th December was shared by the group in a statement via Ashra’s website

    “Surrounded by his family, Manuel Göttsching passed away peacefully on December 4th, 2022. The void he leaves behind we want to fill with his music and loving memories. ‘When your fingers touched the strings of a guitar, the world stood still. May it stands still and bring you back to us whenever we hear you play'”, the statement reads.

    Led by guitarist Göttsching, with drummer Klaus Schulze and bassist Hartmut Enke, Ash Ra Tempel formed in 1970 and released their self-titled debut LP the following year. They…

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