maandag 21 juni 2010

Popol Vuh - Hosianna Mantra (1972)

This album is so mesmerizingly beautiful, the music it contains so sacred, that it often makes me think that higher spirits do exist. This music sounds like if it was made by angels, especially the second part of Kyrie, the second song. Popol Vuh is considered among the best krautrock-bands, although they don't have much in common with the other bands in the genre. But that was the nice thing of krautrock: it doesn't sound like anything, it's just a bunch of amazing bands from Germany. Damn the Brits who dared to call it krautrock.

Popol Vuh makes ethereal music and they composed the soundtracks for the best movies of Werner Herzog (such as Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes, probably my favourite film of all time), and they did it like no one would ever be capable of. The music fits the movies so intensely, that it seems like it's part of the Amazon rain forest, where Aguirre was shot. Go see that movie by the way!

hosianna mantra

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