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Popol Vuh - Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte CD (album) cover


Popol Vuh



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I'm not sure why I like the cover so much, a country setting with trees and sheep in a field with the sky showing above. This picture gives a clue as to what kind of music is offered here. A pastoral, gentle and beautful work that is reflective as well.

I really like the melody in the first song "Der Grosse Krieger" with the beautiful guitar melodies and the piano that comes and goes. "Oh Wie Nah Ist Der Weg Hinab" opens with some odd sounds (samples?) and out of those sounds come the drums. A minute and a half in the piano and guitar join the soundscape.The guitar sounds fantastic 3 minutes in. We have vocals for the first time on the next song "Oh Wie Weit Ist Der Weg Hinauf", she sings the same line over and over (for a minute and a half) as drums and guitar play along.The final 3 minutes are a hypnotic and mesmerizing treat for the ears.

I really like "Dort Ist Der Weg", it just seems like everyone performs on a higher level on this song including the vocals, drums and guitar, Just an amazing tune.The title song "Letzte Tage-Letzte Nachte" is also the final song on the record.The female vocals are in English for the first time and she sings over and over "when love is calling you, turn around". I don't know why but these words are so powerful and amazing to me, along with the beautiful guitar playing.

I believe that Florian Fricke must have been a very special and warm person judging from his music. And this work is highly recommended.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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