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2019-09-11  -  The ‘Requiem for Florian’ – project by Popol Vuh Beyond (Frank Fiedler, Biljana Pais, Guido Hieronymus) has been published on bandcamp, Released September 5th

2019.08.09 - New Project: Popol Vuh Beyond. In an interview for Prog (june 2019) Fiedler states he supplied rare piano and Moog III tracks by Popol Vuh to Guido Hieronymus who used it for compositions. Fiedler: "His wife, Biljana Pais, wrote lyrics and she has a fantastic gospel voice, and so we suddenly had a project: the name is Popol Vuh Beyond and the title is Requiem For Florian". First results: : ‘Sing Fool Sing’ and ’Golden Isle’

2019.06.28 - Interview with Frank Fiedler in: Prog, nr. 99, june 2019. Text is also published here: More Dark Than Shark

2019.06.06 - ‘Popol Vuh – Emotional Enlightment’ : Interview by Eclipsed with Frank Fiedler on the occasion of the release of ‘The Essential Album Collection Vol.1’.
2019.06.04 - 'The Essential Album Collection Vol.1' boxset has been nominated for the Reissue Of The Year Award at this year’s 2019 Progressive Music Awards. Voting is now LIVE https://www.loudersound.com/features/vote-now-in-the-2019-progressive-music-awards/7 and remain open until midnight August 9. So please make sure to show some support for a tremendous product and a groundbreaking band.
2019.03.24 - A great find: fully transcribed interviews with Florian Fricke for German radiostation SWF3 (1972-1973). With many thanks to Hans Fellner (Luxembourg)!
2019.03.12 - ‘The Essential Album Collection Vol. 1’ : In April BMG reissue five 1970s albums as separate CDs and LP box set
2018.10.18 - New album ‘The Moment of Creation’ by Mathias Grassow comes with two bonustracks. One of them is a dedication to Popol Vuh: ‘Spirit Of Peace (Inspired by Florian Fricke - Popol Vuh ) A Hommage’ (67:35).
2018.10.18 - Allister Thompson (aka The Gateless Gate) remixed and remastered his album ‘Germania’ (2013). This album has a homage to Florian Fricke: ‘Für Florian Fricke’. Together with two other remixed albums, all three are now included on ‘Germania+’
2018.03.07: One Way Static Records anounces: ‘Messa di Orfeo' (color vinyl LP with insert/1000 copies) and ‘Florian Fricke spielt Mozart' (2XLP SET/1000 copies). Both for the first time on vinyl. Available on April 21.
2018-02-07: Announced by Transmission Records, ‘Affenstunde’ (transparent blue vinyl) by Klimt Records. Release date: 2018-03-01
2017.09.13 - Allister Thompson (The Gateless Gate) has a new upcoming release of his project Khan Tengri. The ‘KT2’-album will contain a cover version of 'Last Days, Last Nights (Letzte Tage-Letzte Nächte)'. Thompson: "As far as I know, the beautifully spiritual “Last Days, Last Nights” from the eponymous 1976 album is Popol Vuh's only English-language song. The only thing wrong with the original version is that I find it too short! I always wanted the verse and chorus to repeat. So again, I recorded the version I’d like to hear." Listen here: dazyofpurpleandorgange.blogspot or bandcamp
2017.08.02 - New vinyl release by One Way Static: For you and Me
2017.05.17 - Available now from One Way Static: OWS15 - Spirit Of Peace & OWS14 - Agape-Love:
2017.05.13 - After 'Cobra Verde', two more vinyl-released by One Way Static:
2017.05.02 - New article by David Stubbs: ‘Between Heaven and Hell: Florian Fricke & Werner Herzog’, for Redbullmusicacademy. Earlier he wrote Too Much The Darkness" The Werner Herzog Soundtracks Of Popol Vuh’(2014) for Quietus and ‘Future Days’ (2014)
2017.04.18: Rare footage from Miesbach-times (1971) at the Bundesarchiv. Start at 5:30. A news-item in two slightly different versions:

2017.03.13 - Wah Wah announcement: 

2017.03.06 - To be expected in april: rerelease ‘Cobra Verde’ by the One Way Static-label (green vinyl. 1000 copies). Comes with insert and extensive liner notes.
2017.01.05 - Wah Wah Records (Barcelona) plans a rerelease of ‘Die Nacht der Seele’, ‘Sei still, wisse ich bin’ and ‘Die Erde und ich sind Eins’ for spring 2017. All on vinyl.
2016.12.08 - Message Roland Appel (Facebook)
2016.11.04 - Another recent study on Krautrock: Alexander Simmeth, Krautrock Transnational, Die Neuerfindung der Popmusik in der BRD, 1968–1978, Transcript, 2016. Pages on Popol Vuh can be read via Google Books
2016.10.25 - ‘Steh Auf, Zieh Mich Dir Nach’ on 6CD Box Set ‘Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler’s Guide’. To be released in November by Purple Pyramid.
2016.10.13 - New book on Krautrock: Krautrock – German Music in the Seventies (University of Michigan Press, 2016) by Ulrich Adelt. He devoted a chapter to Popol Vuh: Ecstatic Heritage: Popol Vuh’s Soundtracks for Werner Herzog (110-127)
2016.09.20 - 'Brüder des Schattens - Söhne des Lichts (abridged)' on new compilation: 'Microcosm; Visionary Music of Continental Europe 1970-1986'.
2016.08.19 - "Die grosse Evolution" : a documentary on philosopher and artist Fritz Schranz by Matthias Luthardt. Schranz, who died earlier this year, had his base in Pfarhof,Peterskirchen for many years and was a partner of Gottliebe von Lehndorff. He was neighbours with Popol Vuh who also lived at this place for a while in the early 70s. The documentary contains part of the 'Improvisation'-video of Popol Vuh, shot on location, and some footage that has Florian Fricke in the company of others who lived there.
2016.08.12 - Cortona Mix Festival 2016 - Popol Vuh in one program with Johan Sebastian Bach and Arvo Part in a concert for voice and musicians with Caterina Murino and Riccardo Vannuccini, on august 4.
2016.07.18 - In the trailer of the new horror film ‘The Conjuring 2’, ‘Brüder des Schattens’ appears at about 29 seconds
2016.07.18 - ‘Slipped Through Heaven’, track from new ‘Felder’ album (Thrill Jockey) by Jan St Werner (Mouse on Mars), uses an unreleased piano phrase from ‘Spirit of Peace IV’, courtesy Johannes Fricke Waldthausen/Edition Popol Vuh.
2015.12.21 - ‘Parallelograms’, a new experimental documentary film by Steve Rowell will be premiered at the Transmediale Festival (February 2016) in Berlin as an installation (video loop, map, text). Music by Popol Vuh: ‘Kha-White Structures I’ and ‘In den Gärten Pharaos’. See trailer at Vimeo. 2015.12.21 - ‘A Bigger Splash’ (2015, France/Italy). New film directed by Luca Guadagnino. Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Giacinto Scelsi, John Adams, Rolling Stones, Popol Vuh (‘Aguirre’). 2015.12.03 - Cover of ‘Last days, Last Nights’ by Doctor Club/Cross Record. A Track by Randy Reynolds and his band, produced for the soundtrack of ‘Nowhere to Nowhere’ by the Dual Tape Deck-collective from Austin, Texas.
2015.11.11 - 'Shady 'by Marco Lucchi. Beautiful and inspired reworking of 'Engel der Luft' (listen: bandcamp, soundcloud) 2015.10.06 - Waxwork Records releases deluxe double album ‘Nosferatu the Vampyre’ this month. Artwork by Jessica Seamans.
2015.07.23 - ‘In den Gärten Pharaos’, an exhibition by Venetian painter Saturno Butto, curated by Alain Chivilo. See: photos, performance
2015.07.05 - Italian group No Strange did a cover of 'Die Sanftmütigen' for their 10"ep 'Universi e Trasparenze' (2015) 2015.06.07 - To be expected this summer rom Wah Wah Records: Nosferatu - double lp

2015.03.15 - Waxwork Records made following announcement on Facebook today: ‘We are beyond thrilled, and truly honored to announce, that Waxwork Records will be releasing a definitive, expanded double LP release of POPUL VUH's score to Werner Herzog's NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE’. Also on Instagram: We are beyond thrilled and honored to announce that we will be releasing an expanded, definitive double LP of Werner Herzog's NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE. Composed by POPOL VUH, we have been working directly with Florian Fricke's (Popol Vuh founder) family to create the ultimate LP release of the score. @_jseamans of LANDLAND will be creating album art and the score is being remastered for vinyl by @jyuenger. This will be the first of numerous Herzog/Popol Vuh scores we will be releasing on wax. See also: Bloody Disgusting

2015.03.14 - Five new vinyl-releases by Wah Wah Records (Barcelona) to be expected this summer: DAS HOHELIED SALOMOS (LPS157), AGUIRRE (LPS158), LETZTE TAGE, LETZTE NÄCHTE (LPS159), HERZ AUS GLASS (LPS160) and NOSFERATU (LPS161). All albums will have extras.

2015.01.16 - The release of ‘Kailash’ by Soul Jazz is scheduled for march 16th. Unreleased Piano Recordings & The Tibet Journeys (3-Set: Double CD plus DVD / Double-Vinyl plus DVD). See: residentadvisor

2014.11.12 - Klemen Breznikar interviewed Danny Fichelscher, published here: psychedelicbaby

2014.11.12 - Stephan Mathieu produced the soundtrack for ‘Sacred Ground’, a documentary about the Wounded Knee and Mount Rushmore memorial sites in South Dakota, by Tim Grünewald and Ludwig Schmidtpeter. Mathieu: “dedicated to Florian Fricke (1944 – 2001), whose soundtracks with Popol Vuh for Werner Herzog were a huge inspiration during my work for the feature”. Find it here: Schwebung

2014.09.08 - The Quietus (august 29th, 2014): "Too Much The Darkness" The Werner Herzog Soundtracks Of Popol Vuh", an article by David Stubbs – author of ‘Future Days’(2014), to mark the British Film Institute's release of their stunning Werner Herzog blu ray box set. David Stubbs discusses the director's legacy of collaboration with Florian Fricke.

2014.09.07 - "Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt, composed a new soundtrack for Werner Herzog's 'Aguirre, The Wrath of God' at the invitation of Film Fest Gent, Vooruit and art collective Stroom. Once described as an extremely intense and colorful living painting, this film tells the story of an obsessed and insane quest for the secret golden city of El Dorado through the inhospitable jungles of the Amazon rainforest. Danny Wolfers is a Dutch electronic producer and DJ who became world famous under the name Legowelt. He made a shortened, more visually oriented version of the film and provides the soundtrack with live synthesizers. Partly inspired by the original enchanting soundtrack by the German krautrock band Popol Vuh and the insane and legendary protagonist Klaus Kinski. This screening takes place in the Theaterzaal of Vooruit" (24-10-2014/20:00). See: Vooruit and Youtube

2014.08.23 - This fall Souljazz will release the Kailash-dvd and soundtrack, as well as the long-awaited Piano Recordings supplemented by the three ‘Spirit of Peace’-tracks.

2014.07.03 - After several months of delay, the album ‘Valerio Cosi plays Popol Vuh’is finally available now from the Dreamsheep label in a vinyl edition of 500 (400 black and 100 red vinyl).

2014.01.03 - Italian netlabel Batenim released the album ´Germania´ by The Gateless Gate (Allister Thompson). Thompson pays tribute to German electronic music from the 70s. Last track is dedicated to Florian Fricke: “Für Florian Fricke”. Download: Batenim. Listen: bandcamp. Release date: December 25, 2013.
2013.08.15 - New solo album of Gary Lucas will appear in October on Northern Spy Records, featuring versions of favourite music from films of Fellini, Hitchcock, Tati, Tarr, Herzog (Aguirre) a.o.

2013.08.01 - Interview by Perfect Sound Forever with Bettina von Waldthausen on Florian Fricke and Popol Vuh. 2013.06.21 - Interview by Dolf Mulder with Valerio Cosi on his album '.... Plays Popol Vuh'

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. . Pre-order the album from Cosi's Dreamsheep-label

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

2011.12.28 - Archie Patterson of Eurock:

2011.12.16 - Reprise of 'Miesbach, der Moog und die Mayas: Der Klangmystiker Florian Fricke und seine Band Popol Vuh' on Deutschlandfunk, december 25, 20:00 (8 pm)

2011.11.13 - New 12" by International Feel Studio with rendition of 'Morgengruss II', titled 'Morgengruss III'. Listen: soundcloud

2011.11.03 - In a blindfold-test Frank Fiedler will be led through 400 years of Music history on WDR 3 (radio), 17.12.2011 at 23.05

2011.08.05 - On youtube: Impression of 'Record release Preview Night' at Cookies, Berlin, june 23th 2011, filmed by Frank Fiedler.

2011.07.27 - New single by Locrian with coverversion of 'Dort ist der Weg'. To be released on Flingco Sound System in september. Listen here: bandcamp

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2011.05.23 - New video by Frank Fiedler on Youtube, with promising outtakes from 'Revisited & Remixed 1970-1999' combined with unseen footage from the early days of Popol Vuh.

2011.05.23 - On the tenth anniversary of the death of Popol Vuh's founder Florian Fricke, SPV Records are releasing a double disc collection of Popol Vuh material. Popol Vuh: Revisted & Remixed (1970-1999) includes soundtracks composed for Werner Herzog's Nosferatu and Aguirre: Wrath Of God, Moog III tracks, and remixes from the likes of Mouse On Mars, Stereolab, Moritz Von Oswald, Thomas Fehlmann, Mika Vainio and others. The compilation will be released as a double CD at the end of June.

2011.05.23 - Part Two of the Art on Air Radio Show of David Weinstein on Popol Vuh (may 23th 2011)

2011.05.12 - David Weinstein talking to Johannes Fricke on the new Popol Vuh release: ‘Popol Vuh Revisited and Remixed for Art on Air (may 9th, 2011)

2011.03.24 - To be expected for release in june: Popol Vuh Revisited - 'The Best of Soundtracks and Electronics' & 'The Remixes'. See: press-info

2011.02.11 - Bettina von Waldthausen published a text by Florian Fricke:‘Sie bauen an der Form - Über den Umgang mit dem Laut, dem Rhythmus und dem Klang im tibetischen Buddhismus und über die Entsprechung von Himmel und Erde'

2010.12.31 - Just published on www.artrock.pl, an article by Tomasz Ostafiński: POPOL VUH - MAGIA MODULARNEGO MAGNETYZMU (polish)

2010.12.31 - Just published on www.artrock.pl, an article by Tomasz Ostafiński: POPOL VUH - MAGIA MODULARNEGO MAGNETYZMU (polish)

2010.12.05 - To be expected this month on SPV: The Werner Herzog Soundtracks

2010.12.01 - 'Hosianna Mantra' was performed at the Sacred Music Festival at Brown University (12 november)

2010.10.05 - German radiostation Bayern 2, on october 30th (8.05-9.00) : Miesbach, der Moog und die Mayas - Der Klangmystiker Florian Fricke und seine Band Popol Vuh

2010.05.03 - Recent uploads by Frank Fiedler on Youtube: ‘A Little Rock Symphony’, realized with Thomas Elmar Cartier and Guido Hieronymus. In two parts: part 1 and part 2.

2010.02.24 - The newest issue of the Shindig! magazine (nr.15, march-april 2010) contains an interesting 4-page article on Popol Vuh written by Stuart Heaney: 'Mirage Music - Popol Vuh's spectral soundtracks to the early films of Werner Herzog. See: Shindig!15

2010.01.28 - 'Spirit of Peace 3' is part of the soundtrack for 'Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky' (2009) by director Jan Kounen.

2010.01.06 - A Celebration of Popol Vuh - Indepedent record label Sonic360 produced a series of events, each series focusing on a chosen legendary recording artist and their body of work. A hand-picked selection of albums from the artist’s catalogue will be played over a series of weekly sessions, 2 albums per night, at the magical 200 year old structure of Shoreditch Church, London. Artists and titles are chosen on their suitability to the Church’s wonderful acoustics and ambience. The first series of sessions will be A Celebration of Popol Vuh 25th Feb 2010: Albums: Affenstunde, In Den Garten Pharaos 8th Apr 2010: Albums: Hosianna Mantra, Aguirre 15th Apr 2010: Albums: Nosferatu, Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin 22nd Apr 2010: Albums: Coeur De Verre, Agape-agape More information: http://acelebrationof.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.sonic360.com/

2009.06.22 - The film 'Severed Ways - The Norse Discovery of America' by Tony Stone makes use of Popol Vuh music

2009.03.07 - In webmagazine 3 Quarks Daily (march 2009): E.B.Rackley, Music in the Service of Cosmology - Popol Vuh and Giacinto Scelsi

2009.02.12 - The Italian magazine Blow Up (nr.129, february 2009) published an 8-page (!) article on Popol Vuh, written by Gino dal Soler

2009.02.07 - On january, 27th, 2009, Klaus Wiese sadly passed away. He participated on 'Hosianna Mantra' and 'Seligpreisung'. He leaves behind an impressive catalogue of ambient music. See: www.klaus-wiese.com/

2008.10.20 - Frank Fiedler launched his own website: http://www.frankfiedler-film.de/

2008.10.03 - The october-november 2008 edition of the on line music magazine Perfect Sound Forever has an extensive article on Popol Vuh by Gary Bearman reviewing all Popol Vuh albums.

2008.08.23 - Black Metal Group Endless Blizzard opens their new cd 'Remember your Death' with a cover of 'Brüder des Schattens'

2008.06.21 - Gary Lucas, live at the Knitting Factory, NYC, in 1992, playing the 'Aguirre'-theme. Recently added on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuXn9e1OSUE

2008.04.27 - Gerhard Augustin, writer of 'Pate des Krautrock', is opening up his archive of filmed material. Including several items where he is interviewing Florian Fricke: http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=eOC9-u-zZdE http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=yWVPhm1rQ5E http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=YAFbJq_AIg4 http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=gFVLbQVPNPs

2008.03.27 - Released Saturday 23rd March 2008 on Some Bizzare Records: Gary Lucas vs. The Dark Poets - 'Beyond the Pale'. It features the track ‘Aguirre (Lacrime Di Re)/The Sheep Look Up’ (Fricke/Lucas). We find this track also on his album ‘Skeleton At The Feast’ (1991). For ‘Improve the Shining Hour: Rare Lumiere 1980-2000' (2000) Lucas concentrated on another Popol Vuh piece: ‘Listen, You Who Dare/Improve the Shining Hour’ (Fricke/Lucas).

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