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Popol Vuh



3.20 | 110 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars Not to be confused with the Norwegian group of the same name and of the same era that released two albums under this monicker also developping some prog rock but less adventurous than this German band. When the two groups discovered each other's existence , the Norwegians changed their names to Popol Ace and made three further albums. Those Norwegians should deserve inclusion on this site, also.

As for the German group, this is mostly the project of Florian Fricke especially on the debut album. Popol Vuh is the Maya Quiche tribe's name for God and the Sacred Texts. The music developped on this debut is of a very experimental nature mostly electronic and Moog based. The few things I can compare it to is dgar Froese's works both solo and in Tangerine Dream's Zeit era. This becomes quickly nightmarish (as opposed to Froese's Aqua album) but stays interesting throughout the album although nowadays this sort of "music"is quite dated but still worth a spin. The title track is more of the same never violent but somber. Only some ethnic percussions accompany this bizarre stuff.

Some of the cd releases came with the title track of the second album In The Garden Of The Pharaoh (weird....... but so is the very confusing discography of Popol Vuh) which stays in the same spectrum of experimental music.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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