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Popol Vuh



3.98 | 177 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars Popol Vuh's discography is probably one of the most confusing one among the artists showcased on this site. This album has been released under so many different form and tracks added on as bonuses but with different names that I have given up all hopes to understand what went on in their minds.

As for the music developped on this album , we are very close to the debut album at least on side 1. The title track is very reminiscent of Froese both Solo and in Tangerine Dream's more experimental albums or early Cluster(or Kluster) albums. Forian Fricke loved to take apart his Moog synths and rip the gut out of it. Of course this music sounds dated , but back then this was groundbreaking stuff.

Side 2 differs quite a bit and is mostly made off of a church organ , pulling and screaching, scratching its way out of Fricke's velvet-dressed but iron-made claws and a few ethnic percussive moments . Impressive.

After this album. Fricke will collaborate then as a member of Gila for their final album befrore taking a new recruit and return to his Popol Vuh adventures , but with a much different musical direction.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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