On one hand there are perhaps people who have discovered Ashra via the Krautrock scene (Manuel Gottschings works with Ash Ra Tempel for example). Originally released in 1976. Long after the final echoes of New Age of Earth have faded into the deepening silence of the night, the memory of the dreams and visions they inspire will still resonate in the most remote chambers of your heart. The band's name is an abbreviation of the name of Gottsching's previous band, Ash Ra Tempel. Big disappointment however when I opened the package and saw that it was exactly the same 1977 album as in my collection. The four pieces on the album range from the 5'46 Deep Distance to the epic, 21'50 Nightdust and are stylistically very similar to works by electronica giants Tangerine Dream, German composer Klaus Schulze, and French composer Jean Michel Jarre. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 15, 2004. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 4, 2002. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Other albums that might prove enjoyable include Timewind (Klaus Schulze, 1975), Rubycon (Tangerine Dream, 1975), and Oxygene (Jean Michel Jarre, 1976). NEW AGE OF EARTH is a must, while that Ocean of Tenderness is a necessity to all those who missed it. Additional taxes may apply. A fury which overflows from a cosmic thick cloud of elements before melting up with the tenderness of a kind of a psychedelic Eden where the birds chirp in the singings of a synth and in some lines of an organ condemned to celestial harmonies. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 3, 2016. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I can listen to this while driving the open road in the middle of nowhere or relaxing to a Florida or California sunset(I do both quite regularly). To me, it is evocative of long, carefree summer nights. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. In this ice-cold blackness, the founder of Ashra Temple mixes some vampiric strata in clothing of drama from an intrusive Mellotron that float and converge towards his finely hatched structures of rhythms build around a fusion of synth / guitar whose soft tears are rolling in the lost loops of a jerky structure. Manuel Gottsching's synth and guitar work is exquisite throughout but reaches a climax on the final 21 minute cut, Nightdust. ffo EARTH Marcin Wielewski, Maat Lander "The Birth Of Maat's Galaxy"by R.A.I.G. This seminal piece bridges the acid-fuelled freakout of the earlier Ash Ra Tempel and the more sedate meanderings of later Ashra but manages to combine the best of both. Without percussions and equipped of an analog synth and his guitar, Manuel Gottsching maintains a rhythm supported by his genius and his way of modulating an artificial beat shaped by jerked breezes of synth rolling in the air. Artist. In well under 10 years he went from pioneering blitzed-out space rock in the band Ash Ra Tempel to helping lay the foundation for modern electronica with his Ashra project. MAAT LANDER featuring Ilya Lipkin from The Re-Stoned, Ark Fedotov and Ivan Fedotov from Vespero. One stays wide awake and one catches unmistakably the beat of synth strata which transport ethereal melodies and jerky rhythms. That hoary old chestnut - "what is your favourite album ever?". Only synth layers finely cut out and which stuck together are shaping a staccato style of rhythm of which the very hatched flow is used as rhythmic bed to a soft melody that haunts our senses and sings in a drizzle from a celestial fog. The soaring "Sunrain," with its chugging electro-rhythmic throb, parallels the theme of renaissance. Much as I am averse to all that I must admit that this album is the one that always springs to mind. Making so of NEW AGE OF EARTH the most electronic album from Ashra Temple. An ocean floating on a synth and on its ghostly breezes which embraces the very ambient modulations rocked by a lonely bass line in a sonic sky filled by Manuel Gottsching's guitar laments which is worth any kind of analog synth. After Deep Distance, which is more cosmic than Sunrain, Nightdust drags us into the entrails of an ambient and psychedelic Berlin School very near of Klaus Schulze's roots. I have been a fan of Ashra, Gottsching and his associated work ever since. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Start the wiki. The result, New Age of Earth, is a triumph in every way. Its locomotive surge of sequencers, almost transparent electronic percussion and kaleidoscopic synth arpeggios imply a rhythmic vitality appropriate to any intimation of rebirth. If you like 1970s Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, you'll positively LOVE this mainly guitar-based album which manages to sound like the smooth 70s synthesiser releases from the above. The song that I instantly got me hooked on Ashra that spring night was "Midnight on Mars". To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Ocean Of Tenderness (originally by Ashra) by Maat Lander, released 28 September 2020 1. New to Ash Ra. This rhythm teases the darkness in the half of Nightdust and is charmingly wrapped in the floating shadows of an ethereal movement which seems to contain a fury slightly lower to the pace of Deep Distance. On the other hand, there's the rather misleading implication that this is a new-age album. Sold by Amazon.com Services LLC. He also succeeds more than anything in creating a very intimist universe where one feels really alone to listen to his music. ... more, stoner, psychedelic, doom, blues. MAAT LANDERArtistic collaboration has always been a key issue for rock music. Even if you didn't ever explore the synth. “In this wonderful world of EM, New Age of Earth is an inescapable work which mixes soft jerky beats and wonderful ethereal melodies”, 1 Sunrain 7:26 I feel the title 'New age of Earth' has thrown people off guard a little. Overall, this is a wonderful recording and is highly recommended to all electronica fans. The compositions are structured such that a larger, more complex ensemble is intimated, with a throbbing, sequenced bass part underlying melodies and harmonies played on synthesizers with widely varying "tone colors". © 2020 Rhapsody International Inc. All rights reserved. Gottsching acquits himself admirably here as both synth programmer and cosmic guru extraordinaire, creating a joyous, celebratory anthem for the new solar-powered generation. Listen to Ocean Of Tenderness by Ashra. And since all that's off my chest I can impart that this album is nice spacey, floaty, chill music that perfectly embodies song titles like, "Sunrain", "Ocean of Tenderness" and "Nightdust". And the reason is simple; both names are open doors to the wonderful world of an EM which still had its paths in the Krautrock movement back in the end of the 70's. Ashra mainstay Manuel Gottsching creates some very visual soundscapes here … Ashra is a project begun by Manuel Gottsching in 1976, initially to facilitate his solo career although other members were included later on. Ocean Of Tenderness (originally by Ashra), Мааt Lander / Øresund Space Collective Split LP. ffo EARTH. The riffs and chords from his Gibson are beading of intensity on a crystal-clear tone and on fine modulations that jump just enough to chase away any drowsiness attempts. We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. I do like one piece which is nice to listen to on long bike rides. End User Agreement. Four tracks and 47 minutes of music, the album pulsates at times which gives you the sense of motion, or to travel. This 6th album from Ashra Temple follows a very turbulent era of the Temple where Manuel Gottsching leads the ship by both hands after producing his very first solo album; Inventions for Electric Guitar which has still its imprints on this new album. | Sylvain Lupari (February 11th, 2007) *****, © 2019 by  Synth&Sequences \ Sylvain (A.K.A. Go directly to shout page. Following the rules of hopping rhythms and of ambiences to perfumes of ether that one finds on Inventions for Electric Guitar, Manuel Gottsching is offering here his bridge to freedom and so expresses all of his genius. Nervous on a rhythm knotted into jerks which roll in loops. I first discovered Ashra (Ash Ra Tempel) and Manuel Gottsching on April 27, 2007 during an episode of Hearts of Space entitled "When Rock Meets Space". At times, a cloud of mist comes to comfort this duel of rhythm and harmony by transposing it towards another level of emotionalism. The sprawling "Nightdust" varies in mood from dark and melancholic to searchingly pensive. Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2020. Even the album cover itself--a brilliant sunburst rising over the ruins of a towering skyscraper amid a riot of vegetable growth--suggests images of rebirth and reawakening. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2014. Ocean Of Tenderness Ocean Of Tenderness (originally by Ashral) Track from Head in the Clouds compilations by Fruits De Mer Records If you're catatonic or on some serious bath salts, you may enjoy it immensely. Percussion is not used on this album at all. Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. 4 Nightdust 21:52 Song information for Ocean of Tenderness - Ashra on AllMusic. Manuel Gottsching multiplies analog modulations and frequencies of a very cosmic and floating movement.