"Essential Piano Recordings: For the first time, this compilation on Soul Jazz Records unites a careful selection of Florian Fricke's most favourite piano tracks and compositions, both released and previously unreleased. These essential piano recordings by Florian Fricke should be considered as something like the core, or the heart, of many Popol Vuh compositions. They contain tracks from 1972-1989 that Florian Fricke would have liked on a piano only album, enriched with further song improvisations that have been found posthumously, after he passed away in 2001. Some of these are studies for key tracks of Popol Vuh (for example 'Hosianna Mantra', 1972). Others are reoccurring patterns and sequences, with Florian often working with recurring motives frequently further developed with the group. Kailash - Pilgrimage to The Throne of the Gods: The holiest mountain in Asia, in a far away corner of west Tibet, amidst wild and ragged landscape, nearly entirely cut off from the rest of the world, is called Kailash. For the pilgrims of four religions this 6675m high mountain is the 'throne of gods', or 'navel of the world' - a place where the divine takes an earthly shape. Florian Fricke and filmmaker Frank Fiedler (also an original founding Popol Vuh member) made their own spiritual trek along this path and documented the journey. Accompanying epic landscape scenes in the film is the music of Florian Fricke and Popol Vuh, spiritual music inspired by this unique journey. This posthumous project has been put together with the full cooperation and assistance of Florian Fricke's family." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2015| SOUL JAZZ | 26.90

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