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Best of Popol Vuh from the Films of Werner Herzog

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A match made in cinematic heaven — the meshing of Popol Vuh's grand atmospherics and sonic landscapes with the grand landscapes and near-mythic themes of many of Werner Herzog's films. This collection provides representative selections from the soundtracks to Aguirre, Fitzcarraldo, Nosferatu, Gasherbrum, and Cobra Verde. The music falls far enough into the atmospheres and ambient camps that the album is as easily used as a meditational piece as a soundtrack release. Either way, this is beautiful music.

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Journey to where Spirits Dwell

Popol Vuh are a great band who write other worldly music. My first time hearing their music was a USC for a Film by Werner Herzog titled "Nosferatu" which at that time a very hard movie to find…this being before the internet. The opening sequence has one of the most haunting music I had/have every heard sand I knew at that time that I had to find at all costs. I looked through countless books on film music and directors profiles and magazines on music until I found 1 reference about these guys and the journey began…I found a guy who knew who they were and had a way to get there music, so I purchased everything they put to CD and have been taken on many travels. I hope you enjoy this music as much as I do, I think you will not be disappointed…and may your journey be as beautiful as mine.


Formed: 1969 in Munich, Germany

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

Of the many now-legendary artists to emerge from the Krautrock movement, few anticipated the rise of modern electronic music with the same prescience as Popol Vuh — the first German band to employ a Moog synthesizer, their work not only anticipated the emergence of ambient, but also proved pioneering in its absorption of worldbeat textures. At much the same time Popol Vuh was formed in Munich in 1969, another group of Norwegian descent adopted the same name, an endless source of confusion in...
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