29/03/2007

Popol Vuh - Einsjäger & Siebenjäger (1974)

One of my favourite Popol Vuh albums. This can be krautrock, but is (still now) lighter and fresher than water… (2 bonus tracks)

«Released in 1974, Einsjäger & Siebenjäger is a further rock entrenchment for Popol Vuh. Florian Fricke's piano is more percussively present with its runs and large chord voicings rippling throughout each composition. In addition, Daniel Fichelscher's electric guitar picks up where Conny Veit's left off, taking the bluesy space rock solo style into new territory by incorporating Eastern scales into the main body of his blues phrasing. There are five short compositions on the first side, which merely prepare the listener for the mind-blowing title cut, which takes up the entirety of side two. Here, in addition to the swirling organic percussion and pianism of Fricke and the loping, often singing guitar lines that repeat hypnotically with rock & roll tension, the vocals of the amazing Djong Yun become the catalyst for the other musicians to spiral off into extended improvisations. This is certainly one of the most beautiful albums Popol Vuh issued in the 1970s, and remains a watermark for their trademark of melding beauty and free-flowing composition.» (AMG)

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Anonymous said...

I don't download this one, which I think is one of the best albums not only of Popol Vuh and I already have as LP and CD. But because I didn't leave a comment on your blog until now I like to thank you for some other music I downloaded in the past and generally for your blog which combines much of the music I like with fotos and art nicely.
Thanks and regards
Wolfgang

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot babe, gorgeous album, been looking out for it.. lovely, thanks again!!
anthony