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on 24 August 2010
The other reviewers were obviously expecting some sort of genre music.

Oh dear.

Popul Vuh's second album sees them returning from alien worlds, ditching the landing craft & spacesuits & wandering into an Earthly paradise.
(They did get rid of the Moog modular that dominates the start of this recording & returned to non-spaceage instruments.)

No - not everybody is going to like this. But then Popul Vuh never sounded like anyone else. Even the revered bands (Neu, Can & Faust could occasionally sound alike.) Popul Vuh always stood alone. They didn't need your approval!

This is an UNDERRATED album, worth every penny for the track 'Vuh' alone. There is NOTHING else like this track anywhere else.
It turned me to jelly the first time I heard it & it still does over 30 years later. It captures a rare atmosphere:
A glimpse of eternity (& somehow our place in it.)

Get on yer knees & pray to the rising Sun.

Don't bother reading books or reviews that try to tell you what 'classic Krautrock' is or was.
It's not (even) a genre with musical rules, unlike say; Heavy Metal... Use your ears.
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on 5 June 2008
I'd heard of Popol Vuh and decided it was time to buy one of their best known albums, so I chose this one. Tracks 1-3 remind me of early Tangerine Dream (Alpha Centauri/ Zeit era) but I thought track 4 was not too good really and not on a par with TD's work in my opinion, but PV fans would want it for 'completist' reasons.

Tracks 1-3 are interesting and generally contemplative/ spacey with Moog, organ, some piano and percussion as the main instrumentation. The packaging is similar in quality to the recent Klaus Schulze re-releases - a nice mini booklet with info on Florian Fricke (key man in Popol Vuh), discography, photos etc. If you like TD's Alpha Centauri then you may enjoy this. If your tastes are more Schulze's sequencing, you might not appreciate the 'spaceyness' if that's a real word.
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on 8 August 2014
This album is similar the first music of Tangerine Dream, Bo Hanson etc., is a sort of Electronic Meditation, so don't expect anything as Popol Vuh's Der Nacht Der Seele or Nosferatu. This is a classic experiment of the first electronic music in the early seventies
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on 24 October 2014
There's a lot of reviewers on this site who say something along the lines of "I'm a very broad-minded, middle-aged music fan with very wide taste, but...." and then proceed to slag off a complete classic. I hate that type of reviewer. Anyway - this album is a sublime work of genius made by a very perceptive and unfathomable talent. Works on about 6 different levels. The German guys really knew what they were doing during this period. By the way - Florian Fricke went on to soundtrack many Werner Herzog films - in fact he appears in one; The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser.
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on 26 October 2009
hardcore music fans please take note. 40 year old lp reputations are not to be trusted. as a total music fan with a very broad taste for years now there are things i feel every music fan should know. please don't be wary of mp3 download . for years i was vinyl only . then cd only. but with cash getting tighter all the time i can wholeheartedly recommend the amazon mp3. there is nothing different in the sound quality debate between mp3 at a rate over 256 and cd. the good thing about it is you can get only the good tracks and don't bother with the rest. . what i'm trying to say is please think carefully before spending loads on cds and also listen elsewhere(youtube ) to some of these old lps before buying. i have been a krautrock fan for years but always preferred the rockier stuff but i found an old cluster lp and decided to listen to some of the more floaty stuff. the 1st two popol vuh lps have one good track each (track one)and the rest is rubbish out of tune discordant organs that sound like a bad church service. vastly overrated. but i do recommend downloading the 1st track of each cd cosmic bongos and synths pretty good. if u want proper weird quality krautrock stick with cluster. neu. faust. amon duul(lps 1-3) brainticket. guru guru(1st 3 lps). kollektiv. moebius and plank. harmonia. and if you really want to delve deeper buy the crack in the cosmic egg cd rom from ultima thule in leicester. so there you go.... cheers
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