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DAS HOHELIED SALOMOS

Popol Vuh

 

Krautrock

3.70 | 64 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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3 stars Some parts in music character at which Florian Fricke aimed. Especially, music that drew the flow of the search for some unknown areas and the directionality at which the band had aimed might have been expressed if it thought about an essential part.

The creativity of Florian Fricke that had both a superior capability might have been expressed in the field of classics as opening the creation since time when Popol Vuh debuted before the activity as Popol Vuh. The change in the music character and getting rid of from an electronic element in "Hosianna Mantra" meant the flow and establishment that expanded the width of the band enough from the debut in the activity in the especially 70's.

Methodology of expression of music mainly composed of acoustic as band. Element of various music added to it. And, it is necessary to have developed an original methodology by doing the part of ethnical and the construction of the sound. Getting rid of the electronic element selected as a flow of the music character was a method of the expression by uniting an exactly mental part for the band and a mysterious part. The album that concretely showed it will have been "Hosianna Mantra".

A consistent flow doing might have been development natural as development from an electronic part emphasized the culture of the Orient and the West and the music characters by them while assuming an acoustic part to be a subject. And, it is impressive of the admiration that flows incessantly as a theme added to opening a mental element that continues from "Hosianna Mantra". Or, it suggests a variety of and the theme of the Bible is introduced including the mystery. Those parts might be being succeeded also by this album. A mystery part including the impression of the Old Testament is expressed as for this album. However, it might be also true to conceive some senses of relief compared with a past work. As for this album that gives the extension of the width of the sound and the expression to the construction of a consistent flow, a kind of light is included. Especially, the song of Djong Yun that listens in this album might have a certain kind of sense of relief. Flow to which psychedelic and mysterious element are taken while following construction of done consistent music character. And, the solemnity and the sense of relief cohabit. These are satisfactorily demonstrated with this album.

"Steh Auf,Zieh Mich Dir Nach" is a melody with the part of a complete solemnity. Melody that is reminiscent of music of the Orient where the atmosphere is continued. Part of rhythm and guitar that repeats four rhythms and five rhythms. Part of decoration with metallic cymbals. The song of Djong Yun might be a symbol of Popol Vuh at this time. Transparent feeling of guitar that appears after it shifts to rhythm of shuffle. The guitar of Daniel Fichelscher consistently constructs a good flow.

"Schonste Der Weiber" continues atmosphere with the arpeggio and the expression of feelings of a beautiful guitar. Beautiful chorus in close relation to consistent expression of feelings. Part of obbligati of guitar. These continue flowing. And, bright light by the transposition of Chord emphasizes the part of admiration further.

"In Den Nachten Auf Den Gassen" is a chorus and progress of perfect piano Chord. A piano melody is decided to the flow with a mysterious composition.

"Du Sohn Davids 1" is a flow of the guitar in close relation to the chorus of quiet admiration. And, a piano melody that continues atmosphere. The performance creates one space exactly in union.

As for "In Den Nachten Auf Den Gassen 2", the element of a few psychedelic and Blues might be included in the melody with expression of feelings. The overall atmosphere of this album continues. It succeeds in the content of the impression of the solemnity Chord is transposed in the tune.

"Der Winter Ist Vorbei" is a flow that is reminiscent of the music of India by guest's musician by the part of the sitar and Tabla. Sense of relief caused by chorus and guitar in close relation to the flow. Expression of sense of relief that adds element of various music to done consistent theme exactly. And, it is overwhelmingly a song of beautiful Djong Yun. The tune expresses complete ensemble and the mystery.

The progress of Chord that there is a transparent feeling in the sound of a beautiful guitar of 12 bowstrings pulls "Ja,Deine Liebe Ist Suber Ais Wein". Effective sense of relief caused by cymbals. How to take song that doesn't obstruct tune. The composition that puts the melody with expression of feelings on the flow of a few Folk and expresses it might be splendid.

In "Du Sohn Davids 2", the melody of a quiet flow and the sitar is features. Solemn and mystery part that flows consistently. Chorus of admiration. The element of a few Folk and psychedelic is taken and it turns up the volume gradually. The chorus tells the theme of this album.

The construction of a beautiful piano melody and the guitar progresses to "Tranke Mich Mit Deinen Kussen" attended with the element of psychedelic and Blues. The whole continues atmosphere as the part of Rock with power twining a little.

Part of mental on which they worked exactly. Flow that mystery part is emphasized. And, the construction of a certain kind of sense of relief and the theme might be especially expressed by this album.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |

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