Beginning as Ash Ra Tempel, later Ashra, then solo as Manuel Göttsching, creating and originating the German music scene together at a time when groups like Tangerine Dream, Agitation Free, Kraftwerk and Can, to name a few, placed music made in Germany on the map. Manuel Göttsching certainly enjoyed a creative environment, surrounded by painters, musicians, film makers and fashion designers; this allowed him to expand his interests and artistic vision, creating collaborations and participating in the most various range of performances and events. Manuel recorded in December 1981 a one-hour session called E2-E4 in his Studio Roma; this was released three years later on the label "Inteam Records". This recording gained a great deal of attention at the end of the 80s in the house, techno and dance-floor scenes and was remixed as well as sampled by dozens of bands and DJs, one of them being "Sueno Latino", an Italian group of musicians and DJs. Brunswick in 2003) and Die Mulde. In March 2005, together with the contemporary ensemble Zeitkratzer, Manuel performed E2-E4 at Berlin's famous Volksbühne, and the following year performs for the first time ever E2-E4 in its original form solo on electric guitar and electronics at the Metamorphose Festival in Japan.