After Uniton Records ceased activity, Opedal started a new label in 1985: Cicada Records. Again a small label of a similar scope. In 1985 the label presented its first release:

C001 – Spirit of Peace (lp and cassette)

The lp- version was produced in two versions, with different labels.

In their Newsletter of September 1987 Cicada announced:

C011 - Gesang der Engel

Because Popol Vuh became involved in the soundtrack for a new Werner Herzog movie (‘Cobra Verde’), this album ended up as the soundtrack for this movie, released by Milan (See: Newsletter 1-88).

Newsletter 1-88 made also mentioning of forthcoming cd-releases of ‘Agape Agape’ and ‘Spirit of Peace’. These releases have not been realized.

The same newsletter announces also the release of the compilation:

CACD 01 - Gesang der Gesänge

This was an exclusive release for Cicada. Realized in 1988. However it was paralleled that same year with a cassette-release by Herman Bauer Verlag. This compilation was authorized by Fricke himself who did the remix and editing.


Joseph D.Rowland (Pallbearer):

"Popol Vuh is one of my favorite bands of all time. I'm not really sure how I came across Popol Vuh years ago, but they have consistently stuck with me as one of the most atmosphere-filled music groups that's able to conjure up such an incredible feeling, a meditative feeling, with simple but with awesome melodies, hypnotic". (2013)

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