Thursday, 29 October 2009

POPOL VUH Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte (1976)



Germany's Popol Vuh pulled out all the stops on this album and went for a much more Krautrock approach than anything else previously heard , or indeed after.

This is a fantastic album which benefits from "Renate Knaup" on vocals and the dominating guitarwork of "Daniel Fichelscher" which lights up every piece.. Surprisingly "Florian Frickes" keyboards are very sparse on the ground.

This was the beginning of film director " Werner Herzog" partnerships which created those legendary soundtracks of the 70's.

An essential album!



Songs / Tracks Listing
1. Der grosse Krieger (3:15)
2. Oh wie nah ist der Weg hinab (4:36)
3. Oh wie weit ist der Weg hinauf (4:30)
4. In deine Hände (3:00)
5. Kyrie (4:38)
6. Haram dei Raram dei Haram dei Ra (1:30)
7. Dort ist der Weg (4:30)
8. Letzte Tage ~ Letzte Nächte (4:20)

Total Time: 30:19

Line-up / Musicians
- Florian Fricke / piano
- Daniel Fichelscher / guitar, percussion
- Djong Yun / vocals
- Renate Knaup / vocals
- Al Gromer / sitar
- Ted De Jong / tamboura




Popol Vuh -Der Grosse Krieger


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