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AGAPE-AGAPE LOVE-LOVE

Popol Vuh

 

Krautrock

3.39 | 33 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This album was released in 1984, in fact all my other POPOL VUH records came out before this one. Good to see Conny Veit here on guitar as well as Renate Knaup on vocals. Another good recording from Florian although I did find this one less inspiring than most of his others that I own. Not a lot of variation in sound here.

"Hand In Hand" opens with chanting only,no instruments until the percussion arrives before 2 minutes. "They Danced, They Laughed, As Of Old" is a Daniel Fichelscher composition, in fact the only song on here that Florian didn't create.This one's a top three for me. It sounds so good with the electric guitar playing over top. "Love, Life, Death" features percussion throughout. "The Christ Is Near" opens with Renate and percussion.The sound gets fuller before settling 2 minutes in with acoustic guitar; electric guitar then joins in. "Love-Love" is a top three with the guitars and percussion all sounding great.

"Behold, The Drover Summonds" features Renate's high pitched vocal melodies as the music follows and builds. Piano and loud percussion are up next as Renate continues. "Agape-Agape" is the other top three tune. This sounds amazing as Renate sings with the guitars, piano and percussion filling out the sound. "Why Do I Still Sleep" is the final and longest song at 8 minutes. Guitar and piano are played tastefully throughout.

My release has a bonus track which is very dynamic and reveals why this album doesn't reach the heights of most of their earlier records.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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