December 14, 2022

Manuel Göttsching, the pioneer of electronic music, dead at 70

Manuel Göttsching, the innovative German guitarist and electronic music pioneer who released influential works with Ash Ra Tempel and as a solo artist, has died at age 70. His early band Ash Ra Tempel released five albums from 1971-1973, helping to define the sound of the emergent krautrock scene. Later, Göttsching’s 1984 solo album 'E2-E4' played a key role in the evolution of house and techno music. Guardian remembers the musician.