Ash Ra Tempel – Ash Ra Tempel (1971)

AshRaTempel_12 out of 5 Stars!

Although this album is rather highly rated at various music websites, and has received worldwide praise, I find it difficult to see why. Sure, there are some decent moments of pleasantness, but it seems barely more than some jamming background music, nothing that truly grabs me and convinces me to seek out more music by this band. The two long tracks are passable free-form Psychedelic Rock/Space Rock/Krautrock music, but definitely nothing to get me overly excited. I’ve heard bands tooling around in their garages that sounded much better and tighter and…interesting.

Sorry, but I had hoped for something more considering the high ratings this album typically receives…