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HOSIANNA MANTRA

Popol Vuh

 

Krautrock

4.21 | 190 ratings

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Erpland316
5 stars Of all the albums I own, this is probably my favorite. Not best, but favorite. Florian Fricke is trully one of the best composers of our time. This album, from 1972, marked their transition from electronic-moog music to more cerebral ambient music. While their first two albums are great, there seemed be something missing, especially on Affenstunde. This album takes you on a journey through your own consciousness. I have never listened to an album and became as entranced and hypnotized as with Hosianna Mantra. The piano work or Florian Fricke, space guitar rock of Conny Veit, and the amazing voice of Djong Yun all work together so well. Its hard to believe this music was recorded in a few days! Every track is awesome, but the title track is probably the best compositionally speaking. While listed under krautrock, this album is more so space-rock to me. The delayed-wah-wah guitar soloing of Veit has more in common with Pink Floyd than Amon Duul II or Can. I own about 7 Popol Vuh albums, and so far this is the milestone. If you havent heard this album, please do yourself a favor! Turn off the lights, put on some good headphones or a nice stereo system and sit back in awe! It really is that good progarchives!
Erpland316 | 5/5 |

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