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Popol Vuh



3.65 | 49 ratings

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4 stars One of the last great Popol vuh albums, released in 1976, is the soundtrack from the Werner Herzog movie.

The pieces ranging from meditative to energetic, from mid 70's Popol vuh style to pure eastern music (thanks to sitar). Spiritual inspiration is still important and illustrates very well the Herzog movie contemplative moments, such as countrysides views or beautiful skies.

The first piece especially is stunning, with its fantastic guitars, but don't expect to hear that on CD, especially from the Spalax and SPV records CD reissues which are awful, compared to the original vynil. Not only sound is atrocely muffled on the CD version, but instruments are missing as if it was a different mix! Especially the sublime dialogues between the two guitars on the vynil version are inaudible on the CD cause one guitar has been forgot in the mix!! There must a be a dark (sad) story with a mastertape, cause it's the same on both Spalax and SPV CD versions.

A very good Popol vuh album, but to get on vynil to fully enjoy it.

oliverstoned | 4/5 |


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