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Manuel Gottsching at the Barbican, London - live review

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Venue: The Barbican, London

Former Ash Ra Tempel guitarist brings a concert of two halves to the Barbican

In December 1981, Manuel Göttsching, former guitarist of Ash Ra Tempel and then simply Ashra, returned home from touring with Klaus Schulze and began work on a new piece of music. Having immersed himself in electronics, specifically with his work under the Ashra banner, Göttsching’s explorations with synthesisers didn’t appear to be that much of a bold move. What emerged, whether he intended it to or not, set about altering the course of electronic music.

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