My friend Dave, this bthoers me. You're a wide reader and ranging thinker, and I enjoy what you have to say, and I'm glad you survived the apocalypse. (Trala!) But to me this misfires. The invoking of the Popul Vuh as an example really hurts your argument, despite the plain fact that conquistadors destroyed a good portion of Mayan culture. How would we have the Popul Vuh, save for the recording work of a curious and dedicated Christian priest? Without Francisco Xime9nez and his work, where are we? And you can find many other examples of such people who were and are excited by the culture of others, so to me this looks like a tired claim. Yes, there are hordes of people who don't care. Of course. There are hordes of people who don't care about many things you and I value (particularly poetry! XD.) But the passing down and dissemination of culture has ever belonged to the few who do care, and many times that has meant people like Dominican priest Francisco Xime9nez, very much a part of Western Christian culture. As for environmental degradation, exactly that is thought by many scholars to be a key component in the decline of the Maya, as I understand it exhaustion of farmland, excessive destruction of animal populations. I also think we could give a bit of slack to Europeans shocked by the Maya. We're talking about a culture of enormous brutality. Europeans had dreadful practices in the area of punishment and torture, but they were not prepared for some rather widespread acts (human sacrifice with heart and head offered, blood offerings via self-mutilation, etc.) on the part of the Maya. To choose to ignore these things is to romanticize.
By Raymond Richter on Fri, 20/09/2013 - 21:48 | E-mail
Ich hatte dich mal in der Filderhalle(gibt's nicht mehr)mit Gila erlebt und war auch von deinem Album"Bury my heart..."sehr beeinflusst.
Dein Live-Auftritt mit weisser Strat und Wah-Pedal waren richtungsweisend für mich.Tage später sind wir uns beim Schweitzer begegnet
-hatte mir damal eine Hayman 2020 gekauft-und ich war schwerstens beeindruckt.Bin dann irgendwann nach Berlin um Musik zu machen,
hatte auch ganz gut geklappt.Inzwischen bin ich alleinerziehender Vater,spiele aber noch immer.
Tja so ist das:manchmal weiss man garnicht was man für einen Einfluss ausübt der ein Leben lang bleibt.
Wie auch immer,ich hoffe es geht dir gut und du kannst noch von deiner Musik leben.
Ein alter Fan,
A message for Dolf Mulder: my name's Adam Casey, I'm from Australia and I'm beginning work/research on writing a book on Popol Vuh and Florian Fricke. Can you please contact me on the supplied email address?
I've a good article where Herzog assedres all the rumours about him (eg. hypnotising the cast of Heart of Glass ) I've been meaning to scan for a post. Been checking out his old shit the last few months, its bugged as fuck.
By Marc Argenter on Fri, 15/03/2013 - 10:18 | E-mail
We are working on the LP reissues of the first five Popol Vuh LPs, done in cooperation with SPV and Johannes Fricke, and found your site with amazing material. We would like to include some of your photos on the inserts with notes and so that we plan to add. Please contact if that is possible and if you have them at print resolution in that case.
Thanks in advance,
Choir organ- Jimmy Jackson- Haboob-
Just want to add that it's almost a certainty that JJ played the 'Choir Organ' on the Haboob album- Though as noted- the sound is very "processed"- It's also quite low in the mix- but you can hear it quite distinctly in the closing seconds of this track- (and almost certainly in some other tracks including track 1)
Here it is on Youtube-
Great and interesting article about the C.O. -Enjoyed it-
Hi! I would like to use some photos featured on this site for a (and future) Popol Vuh reviews on my blog/site.
My blog is here http://silmaeth.wordpress.com/
Please email me if its okay and who to give credit to for the pictures.
By sara on Thu, 21/06/2012 - 15:47
Hi Dolf, sorry I forgot to say we would like also to use Image at the bottom of: http://www.popolvuh.nl/bioveit. Please contact me.
I'm writing from a publishing gorup as we'd like to include the first photo on the page http://www.popolvuh.nl/photo5 in one of our reference books on Rock music. Pelase email me and will tell you more, Kind Regards
Ton anthologie du koautrrck est tre8s appre9ciable et je t'encourage e0 la continuer. Je ne connaissais que Can, Amon Duul et Ash Ra Tempel et, le0, je de9couvre d'autres horizons.Merci de ce partage.
By Francisco Martín on Mon, 30/04/2012 - 10:32 | E-mail | Website
Hello , I´m looking for some info. I´d like to include an excerpt from Spirit of Peace. Part 3 by Popol Vuh in a shortfilm I´m already shooting. I wonder if you know who is the holder of Popol Vuh´s music rights. Thank you.
By Russ Compton on Wed, 07/03/2012 - 01:31 | E-mail
Does anyone know what those opening chords are in Brüder des Schattens - Söhne des Lichts?
By Richard Kuipers on Sat, 03/03/2012 - 04:22 | E-mail
Hello from Sydney, Australia. Thank you for this wonderful site. Every day Popol Vuh inspires me in ways big and small. This site helps keep alive some of the most exquisite sounds ever created.
By Richard clarke on Mon, 02/01/2012 - 20:36 | E-mail
I was introduced to the music of popol vuh by a friend who lent me hosianna mantra on lp,i will never forget that evening when i heard it for the first time!!!!!! its magic was evident from the opening notes,.Istill believe it to be the best popol vuh album.my best wishes to this wonderful site that celebrates a very gifted group and a musical genius,the wonderful florian fricke.
By Michael on Thu, 01/12/2011 - 10:37
Thanks for giving the wonderful music of Popol Vuh an appropriate space in the crazy www.
By Roger Merrick on Sat, 26/11/2011 - 21:03 | E-mail
I can hear Popol Vuh in the music of The Necks