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Popol Vuh



4.16 | 302 ratings

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5 stars The first thing I noticed when I first heard Popol Vuh was the uniqueness of their style. This can also be heard on "Hosianna Mantra". It's actually a landmark album in their discography. The first two albums were more typical experimental electronica. "Hossiana Mantra" was a big change in style. Fricke stopped using electronic instruments. Instead his music started to focus more on the piano and acoustic instruments (oboe, violin, tambura). The only electrical instrument remained is the electric guitar which has a pleasant clean atmospheric tone. Overall, the music sounds very meditative and elegantly textured. A good listen before going to bed. The peaceful style can be described as a fusion of classical impressionism, Indian classical and krautrock. The only similar group I know is another German group BETWEEN. If you want to listen to some original and beatiful prog this album is a must!
terramystic | 5/5 |


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