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Popol Vuh



4.20 | 204 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is probably POPOL VUH's most well known album, and my second favourite after the next one "Seligpreisung". I really feel that Conny Veit adds so much with his guitar playing on those two albums. I don't think Djong Yun sounds any better than she does on this album, her shining moment I guess you could say.

"Ah!" opens with some beautiful piano melodies and then it calms right down 2 minutes in. Piano and a fuller sound returns before another calm arrives 3 1/2 minutes in. Piano is back to end it. "Kyrie" features electric guitar and piano early and the Djong comes in like an angel before a minute. It's so moving 1 1/2 minutes in until it settles at the 3 minute mark. Guitar is back before 4 minutes. Nice.The vocals are fantastic !

"Hosianna Mantra" takes a while to get going and then the piano, guitar and vocals become prominant. Aboe after 3 minutes then guitar.This is gorgeous ! Words do little to express the emotion and beauty right here. Just listen. "Abschied" is led by aboe on this another moving song. "Segnung" is mellow with vocals. A brighter sound with piano and guitar takes over before 4 minutes. Vocals return. "Andacht" is a very short guitar tune. "Nicht Hoch Im Himmel" features vocals and piano early. Her vocals are so dreamy. Guitar comes in after 3 minutes. It's so peaceful 5 1/2 minutes in. "Andacht" like the earlier tune of the same name is short with guitar. This one has some atmosphere to it.

Simply a must have if you like spiritual contemplative music.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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