NEWS & LATEST ADDITIONS
2014.09.08 - The Quietus (august 29th, 2014): "Too Much The Darkness" The Werner Herzog Soundtracks Of Popol Vuh", an article by David Stubbs – author of ‘Future Days’(2014), to mark the British Film Institute's release of their stunning Werner Herzog blu ray box set. David Stubbs discusses the director's legacy of collaboration with Florian Fricke.
2014.09.07 - "Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt, composed a new soundtrack for Werner Herzog's 'Aguirre, The Wrath of God' at the invitation of Film Fest Gent, Vooruit and art collective Stroom. Once described as an extremely intense and colorful living painting, this film tells the story of an obsessed and insane quest for the secret golden city of El Dorado through the inhospitable jungles of the Amazon rainforest. Danny Wolfers is a Dutch electronic producer and DJ who became world famous under the name Legowelt. He made a shortened, more visually oriented version of the film and provides the soundtrack with live synthesizers. Partly inspired by the original enchanting soundtrack by the German krautrock band Popol Vuh and the insane and legendary protagonist Klaus Kinski. This screening takes place in the Theaterzaal of Vooruit" (24-10-2014/20:00). See: Vooruit
2014.08.23 - This fall Souljazz will release the Kailash-dvd and soundtrack, as well as the long-awaited Piano Recordings supplemented by the three ‘Spirit of Peace’-tracks.
2014.07.03 - After several months of delay, the album ‘Valerio Cosi plays Popol Vuh’is finally available now from the Dreamsheep label in a vinyl edition of 500 (400 black and 100 red vinyl).
2014.01.03 - Italian netlabel Batenim released the album ´Germania´ by The Gateless Gate (Allister Thompson). Thompson pays tribute to German electronic music from the 70s. Last track is dedicated to Florian Fricke: “Für Florian Fricke”. Download: Batenim. Listen: bandcamp. Release date: December 25, 2013.
2013.08.15 - New solo album of Gary Lucas will appear in October on Northern Spy Records, featuring versions of favourite music from films of Fellini, Hitchcock, Tati, Tarr, Herzog (Aguirre) a.o.
2013.08.01 - Interview by Perfect Sound Forever with Bettina von Waldthausen on Florian Fricke and Popol Vuh.
2013.06.21 - Interview by Dolf Mulder with Valerio Cosi on his album '.... Plays Popol Vuh'
2013.05.11 - Interview by Enrico Bassi with Daniel Fichelscher on Youtube (publishted 2013.05.07).
2013.03.26 - The Barcelona-based Wah Wah label announces the release of first five Popol Vuh albums in special editions for september. Have a look in their interesting backcatalogue in the meantime: www.wah-wahsupersonic.com
2013.03.18 - In september-december 2012 the Japanese label Belle Antique released following albums, licensed from SPV: Affenstunde, In Den Garten Pharaos, Hosiana Mantra, Seligpreisung, Einsjager & Siebenjager, Das Hohelied Salomos, Letzte Tage - Letzte Nachte, Aguirre, Herz Aus Glas, Bruder Des Schattens - Sohne Des Lichts, Nosferatu, Die Nacht der Seele, Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin. The last five albums are also available as a Nosferatu-boxset.
2013.01.29 - The Soul Jazz label will release a second Deutsche Elektronische Musik compilation in March. It will contain two Popol Vuh tracks: ‘Der Grosse Krieger’ and ‘Ja Sie Sollen Gottes Kinder Heissen Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei’.
- LATEST ADDITIONS
2014.09.11 - New Page: Sightseers (2012)
2014.09.08 - New Page: Einstürzende Neubauten - Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala
2014.07.29 - New Page: Valerio Cosi Plays Popol Vuh
2014.05.13 - New Page: Les Étioles du Cinéma
2014.01.13 - New Page: This is Quadrophonic Music
2014.01.11 - New Page: Two Originals of Werner Herzogs Nosferatu
2014.01.10 - New Page: Aguirre / In den Gärten Pharaos
2014.01.03 - New Page: The Gateless Gate - Germania
2013.12.28 - New Page: The 1979 Foundation of Black Arts presents In The Garden Pharao
2013.12.22 - New Page: Popol Vuh, Maya-kansan pyhä kirja, in: Musa, 10, 1976, p.28-9
2013.11.13 - New Page: Pete Namlook & Peter Prochier - Possible Gardens
2013.11.12 - New Page: Kenny Loggins/Popol Vuh/Azzaf
2013.11.03 - New Page: Popol Vuh, ein neuer Sound, in: Hamburger Abendblatt, 1.4.1972
2013.09.06 - New Page: Causa Sui - Euporie Tide
2013.08.06 - New Page Tangerine Dream - Zeit
2013.06.23 - New Page: Röyksopp - Late Night Tales
2013.06.15 - New Page: Bibliography - Articles by Fricke for Süddeutsche Zietung (1967-1969)
2013.04.29 - New Page: Pest - Pest
2013.04.29 - New Page: Popol Vuh, in: Il Mucchio, nr.608, 2005
2013.03.22 - New Page: The Best of Krautrock
2013.03.21 - New Page: Seligpreisung / Das Hohelied Salomos
2013.03.20 -- New Page: Hosianna Mantra 8cd Box
2013.03.20 - New Page: Nosferatu Box Set
2013.02.20 - New Page: Lebenszeichen
2013.02.19 - New Page: Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2
2012.12.26 - New Page: Economics of Happiness
2012.11.04 - New page: Erebus - Son of Chaos and Light
Bettina told me once of the license Florian gave to some people from Eastern Europe for releasing several Popol Vuh titles. Recently I found evidence for this. In 1996 Andrzej and Mira Boryna (Boryna Foundation) had a personal meeting in Munich with Florian Fricke. During that meeting they got from him a licence for several titles on their Ananda Music label. Above mentioned albums – and maybe more? - were released on cassette. The Boryna Foundation is a organization dedicated to spreading the idea of using music as a tool for healing, therapy, supporting education. They consider Florian Fricke is one of their ‘Spiritual Patrons’.
2012.04.14 - New Page: R.Mandolini, Popol Vuh, in: Raro, nr.139, 2002, p.68-71
2012.04.02 - New Page: D. Fallowell, Siegfried Arising: A Report from Germany on Abstract Expressionism in Rock, in: Phonograph Record Magazine, may 1972, p.18-20
2012.01.02 - New Page: Popol Vuh, in: Bravo, 16, 1971 & Bravo, 45,1972
2008.03.08 - Start website