Popol Vuh, The German Temple of Music

This is Popol Vuh, the incarnation of spirituality, deepest deepness, naturally peace and beauty in music, a religious experience for those able to relax and take it in. Popol Vuh is about religion and spirituality, but not one particular religion, any religion.
From Letzte Tage – Letzte Nächte (1976)

After two electronic spacy albums, Popol Vuh changes dramatically, into something more acoustic, more organic. Hosianna Mantra (1972) is the birth, of a very different Popol Vuh, it lays the foundation of a now legendary band, with their very own sound and style, within the Krautrock scene.
From Hosianna Mantra (1972)

Popul Vuh is the creation of pianist Florian Fricke, he is the only permanent member, and like in many other 70’s progressive bands, members are changed regularly. With the change of member we also find a change in instrumentation, where we had no percussions on Hosianna Mantra, with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Daniel Fichelscherin 1973, percussions would become a dominant factor on the albums to come, making their sound become a bit less ambient.
From Das Hohelied Salomos 1975

In general Popul Vuh can hardly be called Rock in the traditional sense of the word, but their 1976 album Letzte Tage – Letzte Nachte have got something hard, something sharper at the edge, than their other albums. It sound a bit like the psychedelic tracks from Paul Kantner and Grace Slick’s Baron Von Tollbooth or Sunfighter, but that is another story.
From Letzte Tage – Letzte Nächte (1976)


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