Bron: Cicada Records
Promosheet 'Spirit of Peace'
“Spirit of Peace”(C 001) is the first release on the exciting New Music label Cicada Records.
POPOL VUH formed in 1970 and, after a brief flirtation with synthesizers, switched to exploring the potential of piano, guitars, and human voice.
POPOL VUH also recorded the soundtracks to most of the films by noted German director Werner Herzog (“Aguirre: Wrath of God”, “Heart of Glass”, and “Nosferatu”just to name a few).
The man responsible for most of the tracks is the talented Florian Fricke, who has been making music since the age of 11. He learned Classical piano and contributed tot he “Zeit”album by Tangerine Dream.
As the title of the album suggests, this is the album for you to listen to after a long tiring day.
“Popol Vuh”is the name of the South American Mayan people’s holiest relic “The Book of the Dead”.
“Agape-Agape” which was first released by Uniton Records will be re-released by Cicada Records very soon with new catalogue number C 002.
Cicada Records are distributed in the U.K. by Making Waves and Rough Trade/The Cartel.
For more information about the Cicada Records releases contact the address below.
1 Clarence House, Rushcroft Road, London SW2 IJJ 01-2742025
A POPOL VUH BIOGRAPHY
Now 41, Florian Fricke has been making music since the age of 11 when he attended music collage and learnt Classical piano music. Subsequently he played with the likes of Manfred Eicher (later to form the Jazz label ECM) and Eberhard Schoner, who introduced Fricke tot he then revolutionary Moog synthesizer.
Entranced by the seemingly endless potential of the synth, the first Popol Vuh album ‘Affenstunde’ was released in 1970. Fricke then contributed to the ‘Zeit’album by Tangerine Dream and recorded one more synth album, ‘In the Pharaohs Garden’ in 71 before exhausting his interest and relinquishing the instrument as too mechnical and limiting.
From then on Fricke concentrated on his piano playing and released a series of albums in collaboration with Danny Fichelscher playing sitar and guitars. The result was some superbly inspirational music combining the ‘meditational’ forms of eastern music with a contemporary Western Rock understanding.
Also Fricke/Popol Vuh have produced the soundtracks to most of the highly respected films by noted German director Werner Herzog ( “Aguirre, God of Wrath”, “heart of Glass” and “Nosferatu” to name but three).
“Popol Vuh”is the name of the South American Mayan people’s holiest relic “The Book of the Death”, which reflects Fricke’s interest in diverse cultures. He has travelled extensively throughout the world, absorbing and learning all the while.
C001 Spirit of Peace lp/mc
C002 Agape Agape lp/mc