Tag Archives: Florian Fricke

Popol Vuh – Affenstunde

It begins with the sound of a sunny day for a few moments and then after a big splash and a few drips we go down the electronic rabbit hole into a listening wonderland. For their debut album, Popol Vuh … Continue reading

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Djong Yun – Du sollst lieben / Ave Maria

Djong Yun (daughter of the famous composer Isang Yun) contributed vocals to Popol Vuh records such as “Hosianna Mantra” and “Einsjäger & Siebenjäger”, for example. And maybe most Krautrock fans know her from performing “Kyrie“ together with Popol Vuh on … Continue reading

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Popol Vuh – Brüder des Schattens, Söhne des Lichts / Nosferatu

These are the two records that both contain the same music: the original soundtrack to Werner Herzogs “Nosferatu”, both released on Brain records in 1978 – actually it is one release with one catalogue-number but two different covers. (There’s also … Continue reading

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Florian Fricke – Die Erde und ich sind eins

“I travel once a month somewhere in Germany and sing with people. I’ve been doing that for eight years now, in a choir. You could label it as ‘body-space-music’ (Körperraummusik) where you sing inside the body and take it in … Continue reading

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Popol Vuh – In Den Gärten Pharaos

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Tangerine Dream – Zeit

“György Ligeti on tranquilizers” – That’s the catchphrase I’m returning to when I think about or listen to Tangerine Dream’s “Zeit”. There is this celestial quality to the music, but the heavens above are just a cosmos full of black … Continue reading

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Gila – Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Originally based in Stuttgart Conny Veit’s Gila had already recorded a more rocking psychedelic first album with a different line-up when Veit was invited to Munich to record “Hosianna Mantra” for Florian Fricke’s Popol Vuh. Hanging around frequently at Amon … Continue reading

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Popol Vuh – Herz aus Glas

Tradition has it that most of the actors were hypnotized during the shooting of “Herz aus Glas”. Popol Vuh’s music is the perfect equivalent to Werner Herzog’s mesmerizing movie. From the first single notes of “Engel der Gegenwart” to the … Continue reading

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Popol Vuh – Hosianna Mantra

After the previous years deeply electronic “In Den Gärten Pharaos”, Florian Fricke decided to take a radical detour with “Hosianna Mantra” and used no electronic instruments. Album opener “Ah!” begins with just the sound of him playing the piano and … Continue reading

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Popol Vuh – Aguirre

When I first started collecting the music of Popol Vuh, I skipped over their soundtrack work and concentrated on their “regular” studio albums. My logic for treating their soundtracks as poor relations was I had seen ‘Aguirre’ a few years … Continue reading

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