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Popol Vuh



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4 stars I would like to rectify things; Popol Vuh albums have never been released initially as soundtracks. The music used by Werner Herzog as scores for movies are first of all Popol Vuh original and personal efforts (must be considered as studio albums). As it was said by Hugues, we don't have to see Herz of Glas to understand and appreciate the music. However the special scenes dedicated to Popol Vuh's music (as the elegiac and dreamy-like opening theme when the hero is contemplating the landscape) are constantly evocative and reach the human soul in its most reflective moments. However as a score for Werner Herzog, "Aguirre" is a way higher. Musically "Herz aus Glas" sounds very calm, fresh and pastoral with dense floating guitar parts and sometimes raga-like eastern strings (as in the deep spiritual "Das Lied von den hohen Bergen"). It's a fine intersection between shimmering (mantric) folk rock melodies and absolute natural, organic ambiences. Very similar in style and aesthetic to albums as "Seligpresung", "Einsjäger & Siebenjäger" and a few others Popol Vuh's classics. The result is quite accessible and pleasant but not as transcendent as the droning, textural and dark mystical synth experimentations of "Affestunde"or "In Den Garden Pharaos"...anyway it's a matter of tastes.
philippe | 4/5 |


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