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    Frankie, I would say Das Hohelied Salomos, Einsjäger und Siebenjäger, Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte, and Aguirre, in no particular order. Are you familiar with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conti View Post
    Frankie, I would say Das Hohelied Salomos, Einsjäger und Siebenjäger, Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte, and Aguirre, in no particular order. Are you familiar with them?
    Those albums not so much! Basically the first three are the ones I know (and own) but I will check out those albums. Cheers

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    They are deeply spiritual albums that talk a lot to a non-spiritual pal like me. That says a lot. I hope you enjoy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conti View Post
    Frankie, I would say Das Hohelied Salomos, Einsjäger und Siebenjäger, Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte, and Aguirre, in no particular order. Are you familiar with them?
    These ones are pretty much my favorites too. I think Einsjäger und Siebenjäger is my top pick because of the lightness and sunny feeling. Daniel Fichelscher's guitar is beautiful for a morning (oops - afternoon!) like this one! Nice day in the Valley today, isn't it Frankie? Nothing but sun, kids playing, birds singing, cats in the yard... Perfect day for Popol Vuh...
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    ^ yes sir, beautiful out. Gotta mow the lawn then its drinks, vinyl, and probably a fire outdoors tonight. And my friends the magic dancing gummy bears

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    ^ yes sir, beautiful out. Gotta mow the lawn then its drinks, vinyl, and probably a fire outdoors tonight. And my friends the magic dancing gummy bears
    Soon we should be able to source those locally! A fire in the pit sounds like a good idea for tonight! And my friends the MMJ-card substances. Doctor's orders...
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    Renate from Amon Duul seems like such a great person! Ultra cool. I really enjoyed her interviews on the new Krautrock pt 2 doc. Actually the entire AD ii segment was fantastic.

    Working my way through the first 4 or 5 AD ii albums. Yeti is on...

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    She's very fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberrybrick View Post
    She's very fun!

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    Great!
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    Oh boy that sounds interesting.
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    Great!
    She's the older sister of highly acclaimed character actor Herbert Knaup, one of those ubiquitous German actors whose face and voice (in both English and mother tongue) everybody's seen and heard but can't quite place until you tell them. I remember watching a rather hilarious interview featuring both in which they talked about the obvious gap of age between them and how that corresponded with a gap in zeitgeist and social/cultural/political attitude and more. They were drinking wine and laughing throughout and it was great fun. Can't seem to locate it on YT now, though.
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    Those albums not so much! Basically the first three are the ones I know
    I'd say Siebenjäger is the third absolutely -vital- Vuh record to get for a complete overview of Fricke's musical path - if there's only three to get.

    It features their most absolutely gorgeous track altogether in "Morgengruss" - so damn elementary and simple, so innocent yet deeply beautiful (and repeated as a mock-second version on the Aguirre record, which of course has the classic ambient title track which was so effectful in Herzog's legendary film).


    But all the more astonishing, it features the monster of "Einsjäger und Siebenjäger" itself - all 19 minutes and 23 seconds of it, all of it evident to how full force obsession in transcendent -rock music- was certainly not beyond Fricke at all. It contains some of the most powerful piano-chords evident in 70s progressive, and never lets go of that initial reaction when you continue listening to it. It's a case of truly sheer bliss, as they say. And Fichelscher's guitars/percussions were about as one-of-a-kind as they came - even back then.
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    Cool thx R.

    It took me a while to really experience what this band/music was all about. But I am 100% in now and had a blissed-out headphone spin of LTLN last week - that album was markedly different albeit in a good way. I'll give Einsjager a spin this weekend. Cheers matey.

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    ^ Oh but it is - Letzte Tage, I mean. Just that it's merely the tip of a grand iceberg.

    Their major ambient statement, as I hear it, was In den Gärten Pharaos and the monumental title track of Aguirre.

    But parts of Hosianna Mantra, with Conny Veit's echoplex six-stringer, are close to otherwordly. As are the best passages of Siebenjäger. No one else ever sounded anything remotely like this.

    I'd also recommend Herz aus Glas (Coeur de Verre) for gross experience of sonic contemplation; to me this was their last truly fabulous work, although there are fine things on several later releases as well.
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    "Horizontology" is a kosmische journey where the field recordings often jolt in an interplay with some electronic burble and where a tension between a motorik structure and an alien habitat creates a fine-drawn celestial trail.






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    This thread prompted me to carry on with my discovery of the Popol Vuh discography. I just ordered Einsjäger und Siebenjäger.
    In den Gärten Pharaos features some of the most wonderful spiritual music I know. Ethereal and yet very much grounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monet View Post
    "Horizontology" is a kosmische journey where the field recordings often jolt in an interplay with some electronic burble and where a tension between a motorik structure and an alien habitat creates a fine-drawn celestial trail.
    Svetty, you've become a poet in your absence.
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    Aguirre the title track could be the best piece of music I've heard in my life.

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    ^^ I see god every time I listen to it, and I’m an atheist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Aguirre the title track could be the best piece of music I've heard in my life.
    Herzog's disturbing movie would never reach such level of transcendence without Popol Vuh's soundtrack. Masterpiece.

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