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EINSJÄGER & SIEBENJÄGER

Popol Vuh

 

Krautrock

4.02 | 120 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Once again Florian blesses us with some meditative and reflective music. And I have to say that this is one of my favourites from him. Down to a trio here with Djong Yun on vocals, while Daniel Fichelscher adds electric and acoustic guitars and percussion. Florian is mostly on piano but does add some spinett, which is a smaller version of a harpsichord.

"Kleiner Krieger" is just over a minute of very cool and pleasant sounding acoustic guitar and spinett. "King Minos" features a piano, drum and guitar melody that is really enjoyable. It does settle a little after 2 minutes as the guitar becomes more prominant. "Morgengrob" is laid back and led by intricate guitar melodies. Strummed guitar comes in as the electric guitar plays over the top. Beautiful. "Wurfelspiel" opens with piano as some guest flute joins in followed by a full sound as drums and guitar arrive. "Gutes Land" opens with the sparse sounds of piano and cymbals that come and go. A full sound kicks in with a melody before 3 minutes. As it settles again the guitar comes in.

"Einsjager & Siebenjager" is the side long suite at over 19 minutes. Piano, cymbals then vocals lead off before drums and a fuller sound kicks in.That familiar sounding guitar arrives before 3 minutes. It settles again as the contrast continues. Nice piano work before 9 minutes. Vocals are back 10 minutes in as it calms right down, but not for long. The guitar shines 12 minute in. Another calm 14 minutes in. Back to the fuller sound as contrasts continue. Vocals return before 17 minutes. What a great way to end the album.

In my opinion if there is such a thing as spiritual music this is it, along with IONA's special sound. In fact if you keep this in mind while listening to POPOl VUH the music will become much more meaningful.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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