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I didn't know that, actually. I already had all of the SPV CDs and was pretty short on bread, at the time, so I only picked up a few of those. I assumed that each subsequent batch had a different set of liners or something.

winnebago taco, Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

FYI it's in German:

Also includes the 50 page booklet 'Das Alphabet des Körpers' (in German) that Fricke wrote and relates closely to the release. It was not included in the original release and only received a very limited publication later by Florian Fricke's widow Bettina. This release also includes two inserts: firstly, a 12" x 12" sheet with liner notes by Dolf Mulder (in English) and three black & white photos; and secondly, a 12" x 24" one sided, high quality stiff paper insert with drawings & notes by Fricke relating to the album.

sleeve, Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

some pissed off Discogs reviews referencing that booklet, also covers w/o glue

sleeve, Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

At any rate, I just grabbed a copy off of Discogs for $25. Looking forward to reading as much as listening; should be a good chance to brush up on my shitty German skills. But I've been looking for a copy of this record for like twelve years (even the CD, which NEVER shows up, would've done), so I'm definitely looking forward to listening. My tiny-sounding mp3s are pretty well-worn, by now.

winnebago taco, Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

At least I can work on translating the German. I'll never forget buying Ya Ho Wha 13's massive God and Hair box and not having any way to tackle the extensive and entirely Japanese liners. I survived, but it was kinda depressing.

winnebago taco, Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

But I was fine with the (terrible) German verse which Roedelius's wife read during a performance, a few weeks ago. So at least I've got a chance!

winnebago taco, Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

damn I never knew that about the Ya Ho Wha box, that is disappointing

there's a great Vinyl On Demand box set (German Punk And Wave) with all-German liners, but the label at least put out a pdf translation

sleeve, Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

Well, this has probably got something to do with it. Some musical/singing/breathing therapy stuff.

http://www.popolvuh.nl/d/archafa1995

winnebago taco, Saturday, 28 October 2017 21:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

taco i was at that roedelius show too! i wonder if i already know you?!?
i loled when he rhymed "nature" with "creature"

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 28 October 2017 21:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

The German-language verse was just as silly. It was the equivalent of "I saw you on the train/And our eyes, they met/You've since been on my brain/Do you have a pet?" But I doubt we know one another. I think I know like three people irl who know who Roedelius is, and none of them were in attendance.

winnebago taco, Sunday, 29 October 2017 01:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

But if you ever see some dude who looks like he's just dying to talk about the Vuh, by all means give him/me a shout!

winnebago taco, Sunday, 29 October 2017 01:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I was at Lands End National Park in San Francisco last weekend, where it was a beautiful sunny day and I listened to Einsjäger & Siebenjäger on my headphones amongst the cypress trees.

I guess it's not really from that album originally, but Wo Bist Du? is an all-time great rambling tune, it makes any straight path into a labyrinth that pleases and soothes a troubled mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bguDZdGj9gI

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

you are a person who knows how to live, f hazel!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

Wow, that is a great track. And it's not on my earlier CD issue of E&S (damn!) so I'll need to find a copy of the expanded remaster.

doug watson, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

Wah Wah for the win there, nice of them to add those two tracks to the vinyl reissue

sleeve, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp that track was originally released on their "Die Nacht Der Seele" album.

is the version that was added to E&S a different recording?

new noise, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 17:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

haha, I was thinking "LL would approve of this choice" when I decided what to listen to! Last night I was lying on picnic bench in a state park in Arkansas looking up at the stars through towering pines and shivering, but I was listening to Music for the Age of Miracles by the Clientele. It wasn't a Popol Vuh moment.

As for Wo Bist Du? the bonus track on the E&S SPV CD (the one I have) is identical to the one on Die Nacht Der Seele, as far as I can tell. Why it ended up as a bonus track on E&S I cannot fathom.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Monday, 27 November 2017 01:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

i was having religious / sacred kinds of feelings listening to hosianna mantra while driving through the mojave over the weekend. i think it just repeated 4-5 times because i couldn't think of anything else i wanted to listen to.

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:31 (five months ago) Permalink

that sounds dreamy

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 1 February 2018 13:37 (five months ago) Permalink

See America by Popol Vuh!

erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 1 February 2018 14:33 (five months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

The music wasn't very loud, the worst noise pollution came from the back of the hall where they were selling cans of beer - lots of popping, clanking and fizzing. Problem solved by moving nearer the front!

― Matt #2, Thursday, 13 May 2010 15:52 (eight years ago)

Hahaha.

I went to this. Probably a very crappy idea to begin with but the 'bar' was just one of the cuntiest things possible in the circumstances. In the same (reverberant) room as we were supposed be quietly listening to this music (In Den Gärten Pharaos) the guy was literally tossing bottles into a bin of other bottles.

Absolute Unit Delta Plus (Noel Emits), Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:12 (one month ago) Permalink

ha i was just reading this thread earlier today, been listening to a bunch of the 70s albums this week

marcos, Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:16 (one month ago) Permalink

good move

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:57 (one month ago) Permalink

has this been posted before? new to me: https://sanjindumisic.com/florian-fricke-1981-interview-by-sandy-robertson/

tylerw, Friday, 1 June 2018 21:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Great interview!

I love his explanation of the band's name:

"It describes the music," says Florian. "The good soul of the good person, the feeling. Like now people call themselves the B52s and you know what the music will be like".

Presumably he was thinking about Cold War bombers rather than beehive wigs

Brad C., Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:21 (one month ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/KQjcriu.gif

my secret travelogue for popol vuh fans part 4: listening to Im Garten des Ruhe, a bonus track from Die Nacht der Seele, on the 148th-floor outside observation deck of the Burj Khalifa. we stayed late until everyone else left and lay along the glass looking at the city fade into unlit desert

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Saturday, 9 June 2018 21:50 (one month ago) Permalink

best travelogue, never stop!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 10 June 2018 05:44 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

heard "aguirre 1" playing between sets at a show recently
i looked around to see who else noticed and saw nothing :-/
(this doesn't mean no one noticed, just that PV fans don't tend to emote publicly, lol)

this is the second time i've heard PV between sets at a show. last time was probably about 8 years ago.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 14:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

You mean no-one punched the air and went, "Well, awwllllriiiiight!!!"

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 14:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

aside from me, no

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 14:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ha i think i would have given a big smile. "aguirre!!"

marcos, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 14:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the correct reaction is to pull a plush toy monkey out of your bag, and then loudly recite the soliloquy at the end of Aguirre about how you're going to marry your daughter and found the purest dynasty the world has ever seen, then shout WHO IS WITH ME

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 16:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the worst possible ending to that would be that it was not actually a song from Aguirre and was actually from Nosferatu and you have to crawl away and change your props real quick

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 16:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 16:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

now i am second guessing which track it was but seriously, i knew within a few notes WHO it was and that is what mattered to me

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 16:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the correct reaction is to pull a plush toy monkey out of your bag, and then loudly recite the soliloquy at the end of Aguirre about how you're going to marry your daughter and found the purest dynasty the world has ever seen, then shout WHO IS WITH ME

all of a sudden I can see this as DJT's next SOTU speech

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 19:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i put on Einsjäger & Siebenjäger at the bookstore where i work this morning, my boss came in and asked what jam band it was - "the Dead?" - i told him it was a German guy who did the soundtracks for Werner Herzog's movies and he said "keep it up" lol.

macropuente (map), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 20:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol yes my wife has also mistaken PV albums for the Dead

sleeve, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 20:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

more than just one guy!!
still active in my quest to get fichelscher the respect he deserves

i do see some upsetting similarities between klaus kinski & DJT now that i think about it

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 21:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

respect for the distinctive PV sound of the albums he was on, i mean
djong yun too
i wonder if she is still in north korea?!!?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 21:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I made a painting of Djong Yun once but it turned out so badly I threw it away. I must attempt again one day.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 21:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Speaking of Daniel Fichelscher, is there actually any difference at all between Morgengruss on E&S and Moregengruss II on Aguirre?

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 21:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

idk -- i would have to listen to them side by side and am not prepared to do that atm
report back and tell us!

that's such a good song they put it on 2 albums just in case

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 21:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yes, the second has more, or different at least, (electric) lead guitar on it, it's not as good.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 22:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it sounds to me like no, but all I did was sync them up and let them play, if the latter has an electric lead it might just be overpowering the former

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 22:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the backing tracks seem identical tho

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 22:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

playing along with that song is one of life's small joys

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 03:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Der Ruf from Herz aus Glas is also great Fichelscher, would be OK with like a 29-minute version of it

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 05:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the guitar tone make it sound like a song off the Real Ramona

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 05:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh yeah herz aus glas could have every song extended to lp side length and I’d be happy

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 13:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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