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Popol Vuh



4.16 | 301 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars After their first two experimental albums Popol Vuh (and Mainly Florian Fricke took a break , and engaged in different projects. Fricke found himself in Gila for their last album Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee and when that was over , He brought back Conny Veit with him for a new chapter in Popol Vuh's adventures. In the meantime, Fricke had found religion (both Hindu and Christiandom) and this will translate heavily into Popol 's music.

Hosianna is the blueprint for Popol's future albums for years to come although it does not reach the perfection of some of those . They reject totally the electronics of their first albums and Fricke concentrates on piano, and the music is very acoustic. the only link with previous albums would be the ethnic (mainly Indian) percussions. Actually, this album is a little too laced in spirituality and contemplative moods that I rarely(if ever) play it because I find it quite boring. There are real fine moments mixing the ethereal moments with the japanese sprano vocals but this stays relatively uneventful. Conny Veit will depart after this album but will still collaborate to the next one.

This third album is the start of the classic Popol Vuh, but there is much better to come in the next four albums.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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