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Popol Vuh

Affenstunde

Label: SPV RECORDINGS

Format: CD digipack deluxe

Genre: Electronic

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Every once in a while I like to post something that doesn't fit the theme of this page and give ya'all a glimpse at some of my all time favorites. The spread the gambit. From punk to... early Krautrock. Popol Vuh was the creation of Florian Fricke. Intially a themed project - Popol Vuh means "Council Book" or "Book of the Community" and is a book containing mythological narratives and a genealogy of the rulers of the Post-Classic Quiché Maya kingdom of highland Guatemala. Musician extraordinare and musical visionary Fricke released a string of mind bogglingly great LP's in the early 1970's. His first LP, "Affenstunde" (named for the sacred Mayan holy book) relied heavily on the use of the moog synthesizer and was one of the very first entirely electronic records ever released. Interestingly enough, Liberty Records wanted Fricke to make an experimental moog synthesizer album... this is what we ended up with. A Journey into ancient Mayan Civilization, hippy style.

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Cat. number: SPV 085-70102 CD
Year: 2004
Notes:

Recorded at Bavaria Music Studio, Munich 1970. Track 5 is a previously unreleased bonus track. Comes with a 14-page booklet with many pictures, a biography and a discography of Florian Fricke, a list of his musicvideos, an In Memoriam on Florian Fricke by Werner Herzog and personal notes on Florian Fricke/Popol Vuh by Gerhard Augustin and Klaus Schülze, in English and German.