NEWS & LATEST ADDITIONS
2013.05.11 - Interview by Enrico Bassi with Daniel Fichelscher on Youtube (publishted 2013.05.07).
2013.05.07 - To be expected soon: Valerio Cosi - Plays Popol Vuh (dreamsheep DS 009). Promising outtake here: soundcloud.
2013.03.26 - The Barcelona-based Wah Wah label announces the release of first five Popol Vuh albums in special editions for september. Have a look in their interesting backcatalogue in the meantime: www.wah-wahsupersonic.com
2013.03.18 - In september-december 2012 the Japanese label Belle Antique released following albums, licensed from SPV: Affenstunde, In Den Garten Pharaos, Hosiana Mantra, Seligpreisung, Einsjager & Siebenjager, Das Hohelied Salomos, Letzte Tage - Letzte Nachte, Aguirre, Herz Aus Glas, Bruder Des Schattens - Sohne Des Lichts, Nosferatu, Die Nacht der Seele, Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin. The last five albums are also available as a Nosferatu-boxset.
2013.01.29 - The Soul Jazz label will release a second Deutsche Elektronische Musik compilation in March. It will contain two Popol Vuh tracks: ‘Der Grosse Krieger’ and ‘Ja Sie Sollen Gottes Kinder Heissen Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei’
2012.08.15 - To be expected this month: 'Affenstunde' on vinyl, released by Paris-based Klimt Records. Unofficial release.
2012.06.16 - To be released in september on P.W.Elverum & Sun: 'Ocean Roar', new album by Mount Eerie, containing a cover of 'Engel der Luft'.
2012.06.15 - Out now through Pampa Records, 'Aimlessness', a new album by Dntel. Concerning the track 'Paper Landscape', Dntel writes: " Originally I made this song for a live set that was centered around the music of Popol Vuh. I cut up their song 'Engel Der Luft' and then added some modular synth melodies that were created by a random pattern generator. I like that there are moments where the synth melodies really work perfectly and then parts where they clash. I’m very thankful that I got permission to use the Popol Vuh samples, the song wouldn’t have worked without them” ( Altsounds )
2012.05.10 - DUBLAB and The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles Present: Krautrock Classics, An Evening of Cosmic German Music (Friday, June 1 2012).
Carlos Niño & Friends cover Popol Vuh: ‘Steh Auf, Zieh Mich Dir Nach’ and other songs. Carlos Niño: Conductor, Percussion, Special Effects; Dexter Story: Trap Drums, Drum Solo, Music Director; Diana Booker: Lead Vocalist; Gaby Hernandez: Vocalist; GB: Synthesizers, Drum Machine; Surya Botofasina: Electric Piano, Synthesizer. See: Dublab.com
2012.03.30 - To be released in april by Fruits de Mer Records: 'Head Music', double album with krautrockcovers. 'Mantra II' by Zenith: Unto the Stars
2012.03.15 - At the Suoni per il Popolo-festival in Montréal a promising "receation of Popol Vuh's 'Nosferatu' soundtrack by William Hesselink" is planned for june, 11th: A Reluctant Evil: Werner Herzog and Popol Vuh’s Nosferatu the Vampyre. See: www.suoniperilpopolo.org.
- LATEST ADDITIONS
2013.04.29 - New Page: Pest - Pest
2013.04.29 - New Page: Popol Vuh, in: Il Mucchio, nr.608, 2005
2013.03.22 - New Page: The Best of Krautrock
2013.03.21 - New Page: Seligpreisung / Das Hohelied Salomos
2013.03.20 -- New Page: Hosianna Mantra 8cd Box
2013.03.20 - New Page: Nosferatu Box Set
2013.02.20 - New Page: Lebenszeichen
2013.02.19 - New Page: Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2
2012.12.26 - New Page: Economics of Happiness
2012.11.04 - New page: Erebus - Son of Chaos and Light
Bettina told me once of the license Florian gave to some people from eastern Europe for releasing several Popol Vuh titles. Recently I found evidence for this. In 1996 Andrzej and Mira Boryna (Boryna Foundation) had a personal meeting in Munich with Florian Fricke. During that meeting they got from him licence for several titles on their Ananda Music label. Above mentioned albums – and maybe more? - were released on cassette. The Boryna Foundation is a organization dedicated to spreading the idea of using music as a tool for healing, therapy, supporting education. They consider Florian Fricke is one of their ‘Spiritual Patrons’.
2012.04.14 - New Page: R.Mandolini, Popol Vuh, in: Raro, nr.139, 2002, p.68-71
2012.04.02 - New Page: D. Fallowell, Siegfried Arising: A Report from Germany on Abstract Expressionism in Rock, in: Phonograph Record Magazine, may 1972, p.18-20
2012.01.02 - New Page: Popol Vuh, in: Bravo, 16, 1971 & Bravo, 45,1972
2008.03.08 - Start website