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One of the greatest,
By A Customer
This review is from: In the Garden of Pharao/Aguirre (Audio CD)
It is impossible to describe just how much this album can affect you. Yes, it's slow... and yes, not an awful lot happens in it (if you're used to the hard rhythms of Metallica...), but immerse yourself in Fricke's work and there's not an awful lot else like it in the world of music. From the tragic disorientation of Aguirre to the tear-inducingly beautiful piano melodies of the "Spirit of Peace" trilogy, this is not just an album of songs. It is indeed one of the great works of art of the last 50 years. No, the music itself cannot be compared to the likes of Mozart, Beethoven or Shubert, but the effect Popol Vuh's harmonies produce is almost unparalleled. Everything serves a purpose - the silence between the songs is just as necessary as the music itself. No motif is repeated without a reason, and no fade-out occurs too early or too late. I don't know what the album means, and probably will never know, but this does not detract in the least from one of the GREATEST musical works of our time.
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Initial post: 28 Apr 2012 11:43:28 BDT
Funny you mentioned Metallica, i just found a new genre of music to get into im dumping Heavy Metal for German electronic music. Ive got bored of guitars, after 30 years.
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