s/d popol vuh

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the only vuh album i have is herz aus glas and i love it. what should i get next?

urkel pit (electricsound), Thursday, 13 May 2010 23:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

bruder des schattens and letzte tage letzte nacht are both solid and similar in vibe.

ian, Thursday, 13 May 2010 23:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

what he said, and tantric songs is good too if you're feeling it

an outlet to express the dark invocations of (La Lechera), Friday, 14 May 2010 00:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

dear lord 'aguirre' is gooooorgeous

kamerad, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 03:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

i've been trancing out w/two nice Popol Vuh compilations:

mars bonfire (m coleman), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Love that first cover- it's a Herzog megamix!

Neil S, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

That first comp pictured above was my introduction to PV, I'd actually recommend it as a good starting point.

the same relation to machines as that which machines have to man (Matt #2), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 17:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

both of those covers are intense!

tylerw, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 17:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Die Grosse Ekstase die Bildschnitzers Steiner (The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner) (director: Werner Herzog, 1973)
This is a typically idiosyncratic Herzog documentary on the Swiss show jumper, Walter Steiner. Features some lovely Popol Vuh music, music which I’ve yet to hear on any album – damn it!

Has any of the music for this ever been released? It drives me crazy that I can't find the main theme for this film anywhere.

SoftDog (MaresNest), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 22:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://vimeo.com/18046748

^^ lunar eclipse video, watch while listening to 2 min pv song of your choice

my choices: ...als lebten die Engel auf Erden (pretty) or mantra of the touching of the earth (scary)

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 21:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

shit totally forgot to watch that eclipse

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 22:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

it was snowing here so i had to rely on the video :(

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 22:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

guess i missed the geminids meteor shower too haha (dec. 13)

this needs reposting

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 22:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 22:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 22:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Nice-looking boxset, though it's just five of the SPV soundtracks and no bonus tracks:

**Super luxurious, Limited edition 5CD collector's box including 98-page hardback book** The divine music of Popol Vuh is inextricable from the Werner Herzog films it soundtracks. German label SPV have compiled their body of five full length cinematic commissions Heart of Glass (1976), and the Klaus Kinski-starring Aguirre (1972), Nosferatu (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and Cobra Verde (1987) in one beautiful box set. Scoring Herzog's 'Aguirre', Popol Vuh, lead by Florian Fricke, established a longstanding relationship with the director, providing him with a milestone of electronic music which is still named as a masterpiece to this day. Fricke's innately moving compositions presaged the electronic ambient and new age genres, incorporating avant-garde classical, religious music, prog and krautrock themes into a substantial, harmonically rich sound. As fellow krautrock pioneer Klaus Schulze says "Here, he went on to create a new world, which Werner Herzog loves so much, transforming the thought pattern of electronic music into the language of acoustic ethno music" perfectly reflecting the films inherent themes of humanity, religion and nature. Over the next fifteen years Fricke's musical evolution was charted by his work for Herzog, weaving increasingly elaborate instrumentation into the electronic fabric of his compositions. Between his captivating choral work for Nosferatu, the operatic classicism of Fitzcarraldo, or the breathtaking lushness of Cobra Verde, Fricke and Popol Vuh inspired a generation and re-defined the art of the soundtrack. This box set is a tremendous testament to his accomplishments - grab one while you can.

Can your monkey do the Bot? (seandalai), Thursday, 20 January 2011 14:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

vinyl box of hard to find stuff, please!

stirmonster, Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

pleeeeeease
that i would buy

a box of 5 albums i already have with a book? only if i had a gift card that needed to be spent. lovelovelove these albums but i already have them and i'm not crazy enough to double up on cds.

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

WANT

WANT SO BAD

children of the church planters (Edward III), Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

^

Trip Maker, Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

could listen to this till the end of time

children of the church planters (Edward III), Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

Aguirre is the only own I already own out of those five.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Same here, though the fact that they're all on Spotify makes me substantially less likely to shell out £40. It does look nice though.

Can your monkey do the Bot? (seandalai), Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah kinda want this -- don't have cobra verde or heart of glass. box is not terribly expensive, given that it's "super luxurious"

tylerw, Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

already have most of these, curious about the book but not enough to buy it

am0n, Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

coeur de verre is one of my favorites of all of their records -- get it immediately!

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yes, I have heard it.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

am0n, Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

so good

tylerw, Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

revive!!

here's the latest reissue, with a disc of remixes by Moritz von Oswald, Stereolab, etc:

http://www.factmag.com/2011/05/20/popol-vuh-remixed-by-moritz-von-oswald-stereolab-and-more/

geeta, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 19:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've been waiting for this to come out!! It's even on my calendar. Have you heard it?

Garyln (La Lechera), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 19:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

june 24th -- i guess i'm going to be reviewing it? i'm trying to figure out who's working the promo for this. it's not forced exposure.

geeta, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

i guess i'm only really interested in disc 2 since i could assemble disc 1 myself, but w/e

Garyln (La Lechera), Wednesday, 1 June 2011 19:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

oh man i thought this came out on june 24, and i started to get excited, but then i realized it was july 24 :(

Fa la la (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

ah. it's already out in germany, but it won't be coming out til july 24 in the US.

geeta, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 23:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

just got my hands on this--reviewing it for the Voice.

my favorite remixes: 'In den Gärten Pharaos' remixed by Moritz von Oswald, 'Nachts: Schnee' remixed by Mika Vainio

the Thomas Fehlmann remix of 'Schnee' is also very nice

'Through Pain to Heaven' remixed by Mouse on Mars is super glitchy, sounds like Mouse on Mars circa 'Radical Connector'

not really feeling the Stereolab remix of 'Hosianna Mantra'

geeta, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 16:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

cool, sounds interesting. did anyone buy that soundtracks box set? i still haven't dropped the $$$. convince me to do it! is the book pretty?

tylerw, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Still loving the Moritz remix...it's kind of refreshing to hear him making straight up techno again after all that Moritz von Oswald Trio stuff

The Stereolab remix I have more time for, after listening to it a few more times...but there's something very mysterious about the original, and Stereolab's take on it sounds very Stereolab, and not mysterious at all

geeta, Thursday, 7 July 2011 20:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

i finally got a record by these suckas!

it's good

aguirre it's call, think it's a film soundtrack, got it on vinyl at a garage sale

it's kinda like if cluster and the grateful dead made a record together

the beta banned (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 7 July 2011 20:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

next step you should see the movie! it's the bessssst. it's like if david lean and the grateful dead made a movie together.

tylerw, Thursday, 7 July 2011 20:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

next next step: get another pv record

Fa la la (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 July 2011 20:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

When love is calling you, turn around

Trip Maker, Thursday, 7 July 2011 20:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

ahhhhhhh

Fa la la (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 July 2011 20:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

two things:

* wanted but did not buy aguirre LP b/c it was 25 euros -- is that ridiculous or am i crazy?!?!
* listened to heart of glass while walking through an aquarium, it was totally awesome, took these pictures


still haven't received my remixes yet, but waiting patiently

Fa la la (La Lechera), Monday, 25 July 2011 16:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Excellent! Those jellyfish are like flying saucers apart from that one weird ghost dude on the right.

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Monday, 25 July 2011 16:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

really fucking great pictures, way to go. you srsly added to an already rad thread.

69, Monday, 25 July 2011 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

man I thought that diving suit was a painting, the lighting is uncanny

ogmor, Monday, 25 July 2011 17:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

yea, those are wild!

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Monday, 25 July 2011 17:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

reminds me of this guy's pics

69, Monday, 25 July 2011 17:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

thanks! i have others (the one of a turtle floating serenely through space is a personal fave) but haven't gotten around to vacation photo organization yet.

Fa la la (La Lechera), Monday, 25 July 2011 18:17 (3 years ago) Permalink


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