Popol Vuh - In den Gärten Pharaos (Wah Wah) LP

Popol Vuh - In den Gärten Pharaos (Wah Wah) LP


Second album by Florian Fricke's Popol Vuh. The last too feature prominent use of Moog and long-form improv-based composition.

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"In Den Gärten Pharaos" was Popol Vuh's transitional album, still quite fond of synth-driven improvisation, but veering towards the slowly unfolding forms of eastern traditional music and ethnic percussive instruments. It's quite natural then that the contents of the record originate from the same sessions that gave birth to the monumental soundtrack for Werner Herzog's "Aguirre, The Wrath Of God". Both are using synth and organ primarily as the drone bed for all other instruments and percussion to built on top of. Quite similar to the principle of Indian raga composition it also employs insistent repetition of phrases.

"In den Gärten Pharaos" is quite understandably the more popular of the first two "electronic" Popol Vuh albums thanks to its more approachable structure, pronounced melodic component and inspired percussive ornaments. 

2013 reissue comes in edition of 500 copies worldwide in full glory laminated gatefold cover with extensive liner notes, photos and poster.