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Options October 3, 2018: Popol Vuh

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The origin of the Popol Vuh "myth" is a document of ancient Mayan mythology
and culture (now Guatemala). Written in K’iche’ (a Mayan language)
mid 16th Century, it chronicles the creation of humankind.


A two hour experience with Popol Vuh, Florian Fricke’s prog-rock 19-album experiment,
alongside Can and Tangerine Dream, soundtracks for Werner Herzog, early Moog work,
and trippy journeys that influenced artists from Radiohead to Freddy Mercury.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Popol Vuh  OM Mani Padme Hum 1   Options For You and Me  Milan Records  1991  For You and Me is the seventeenth album by Popol Vuh. The origin of Popol Vuh is a document of ancient Mayan mythology and culture (now Guatemala). Written in K’iche’ (a Mayan language) mid 16th Century, it chronicles the creation of humankind. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 
 
Music behind DJ:
Popol Vuh 
Nascita Mix   Options Ridgewood Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer  2018  A buzzy bed created from the Nascita track off the Popol Vuh album Revisited & Remixed 1970-1999. 
Popol Vuh  Affenstunde   Options Affenstunde  Liberty Records  1970  Affenstunde (Hour of the Monkey) is the first album by German band Popol Vuh. It is a notable early example of the Moog synthesizer being used for the production and composition of popular music. Florian Fricke – Moog synthesizer; Holger Trülzsch – percussion; Frank Fiedler – Synthesizer mixdown; Bettina Fricke – tablas. 
Popol Vuh  Train Through Time   Options Affenstunde  SPV  2014  A bonus track on the Affenstunde re-release. 
Popol Vuh  Hosianna Mantra   Options Hosianna Mantra  Pilz  1972  Hosianna Mantra is the third album by Popol Vuh. 
Popol Vuh  Einsjäger und Siebenjäger   Options Einsjäger und Siebenjäger  SPV  2004  The fifth album by Popol Vuh. It was originally released in 1974 on Kosmische Musik. The album's title is a German translation of the names of two characters in the Popol Vuh legend, Hun-Hunahpu and Vucub-Hunahpu (One-Hunter and Seven-Hunter). 
 
Popol Vuh  Aguirre I   Options Aguirre  PDU  1975  Aguirre is the seventh album by Popol Vuh. It contains music used in the soundtrack to Werner Herzog's film Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972). 
Peter Kruder  Aguirre I/II (Lacrima Di Rei Edit)   Options Popol Vuh: Revisited & Remixed 1970-1999  SPV  2011  A Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister) remix, part of a project by the son of Popol Vuh founder Florian Fricke, Johannes Fricke, to remaster the entire 19 album collection and commission artists influenced by the work. 
Alex Barck  Haram Dei Raram Dei Haram Dei Ra   Options Popol Vuh: Revisited & Remixed 1970-1999  SPV  2011  Alex Barck (Jazzanova) remix. Original track 1976 on album Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte, United Artists. 
Popol Vuh  They danced, they laughed, as of old   Options Agape – Agape / Love – Love  Uniton  1983  From the fourteenth album by Popol Vuh. 
 
Popol Vuh  Nachts: Schnee   Options Cobra Verde  Milan Records  1987  From the soundtrack to Cobra Verde (featuring Klaus Kinski), the final collaboration between Popol Vuh & director Werner Herzog. This is the sixteenth album by Popol Vuh. 
Mika Vainio  Nachts (Schnee) Remix   Options Popol Vuh: Revisited & Remixed 1970-1999  SPV  2011  A highly regarded remix by Mika Vainio (Pansonic) of the Cobra Verde soundtrack piece. 
Popol Vuh  Wanderer am Himmel   Options Popol Vuh/Florian Fricke  Bell Records  1991  Recorded 1979, but released later as part of this compilation disk. 
Popol Vuh  Am Tor   Options Popol Vuh/Florian Fricke  Bell Records  1991  At this point, if you are trying to keep track as we move into these anthems, the 1991 personnel is Florian Fricke / piano, vocals; Daniel Fichelscher / guitars, percussion, drums; Djon Yun / vocals; Al Gromer Khan / sitar; Bob Eliscu / oboe; Ted de Jong / percussion. 
Popol Vuh  For You and Me   Options For You and Me  Milan Records  1991  For You and Me is the seventeenth album by Popol Vuh. 
Popol Vuh  Strofa 1   Options Messa di Orfeo  Spalax Music  1999  Florian Fricke died in Munich in 2001, at the age of 57. His son Johannes Fricke provided much of the music in this program. Thanks to Johannes. 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/3/18 2:58pm listener james from westwood:

Howdy, Ridgewoodians and all! I like the look of that show title!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:00pm david w:

Hello James. 2 hours of Popol Vuh , yep!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:01pm βrian:

Well ok, then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/3/18 3:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Hmm! sounds like a Daxophone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/3/18 3:02pm Stanley:

I hate mieces to pieces
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:06pm northguineahills:

Off to lunch, be back soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/3/18 3:06pm steveo:

got my ears on and looking forward to this!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:09pm geezerette:

Hello David, Ruth, fellow tourists. :D
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:10pm david w:

Hello Henry nad Stanley (squeak) ngh! steveo and geez all of you all!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:11pm david w:

Hey that did sound like a Daxophone, but of course impossible.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:12pm Sem:

Hiya, David, Ruth, the Ridgewood cadre, and aurally adventurous listeners.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:15pm david w:

Welcome, Sem. Glad to have you for this one.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:26pm geezerette:

collections.lacma.org...
4 views of a Mayan vessel. Drawing is more fluid than even the Japanese equivalent, and completely psychedelic.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:27pm david w:

Geez1 That is remarkable. Thanks!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:28pm geezerette:

::::)
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:28pm Sem:

I'll say, check the eyes on that toad. Licking himself, no doubt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/3/18 3:29pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks @geezerette! Now that they've found a zillion more Mayan ruins in the Guatemalan jungle, maybe there are more "vessels to be found. Goog thing it isn't 2012 anymore!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:29pm geezerette:

Sem! That would explain it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/3/18 3:29pm Jeff Golick:

I'll have whatever they were having in that vessel.

On second thought, never mind. I'll just listen to this show.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:31pm geezerette:

Webhamster Henry, yeah, but Terrence wasn't far off the mark!
Hope you're right about extra crockery!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:32pm david w:

I'm trying to avoid advocating for psychedelics while listening to this music. I'll leave it at that.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:34pm geezerette:

The music is more than enough!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:38pm βrian:

From Johns Hopkins: hub.jhu.edu...
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:40pm geezerette:

Ha! :D
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:41pm david w:

Thanks, βrian. I remember some excellent blues and greens.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:42pm david w:

Option/Shift. Florian Fricke was an excellent pianist and later released an album of Mozart sonatas.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:43pm geezerette:

This is just gorgeous.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 3:51pm Sem:

So much goodness.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:00pm northguineahills:

First Popol Vuh record I found!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:00pm david w:

If you have a little something something, here is your link to our show: pledge.wfmu.org...
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:01pm βrian:

I happen to know this may frighten some dinner guests ...
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:01pm david w:

Aguirre was the entry point for a lot of people and then you dig a little and big wow.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:24pm northguineahills:

I should ask Joe McG, but if I already have s4L at the $30/mo. I get both tees (I won't be able to add a heart until the end of the month.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:28pm david w:

Oh, ngh, you dear.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:35pm northguineahills:

Mika! (I need to get this remix album).

Leaving work early as I'm ill.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:36pm david w:

Take care, ngh. And thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/3/18 4:36pm steveo:

ugh, feel better ngh
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:40pm geezerette:

NGH, get well soon!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:41pm βrian:

The stream seemed to die, but it turns out our whole building is offline. Things are better now that I'm at home.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:42pm david w:

So βrian, has the dinner party started?
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:42pm northguineahills:

Will do so, meds eff up my circadian rhythms and make me nauseous. I only get decent sleep if I drink, which I shouldn't do on my meds very often.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:43pm βrian:

I need to be more selective when inviting guests, I guess.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:43pm Sem:

Clicky-starred the show. I will pass this way again. Grateful for these two hours.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:45pm βrian:

My cicadian rhythm is on a 7-year cycle. Feels great to shuck that exoskeleton, though.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:45pm david w:

Thanks, Sem Your enthusiasm is appreciated.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:47pm geezerette:

Elegant hippy music. I've been a jaguar for the last hour and a half, time to resume human form.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:48pm david w:

Thanks, geez. Elegant indeed. Agreed!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:51pm david w:

A quick point. This person, Daniel Fichelscher, was a loyal collaborator with Fricke for decades and deserves a mention.
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:53pm geezerette:

There's something so dignified about this music.
Thanks, David & Ruth !
Been lovely floating above the earth with you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/3/18 4:54pm steveo:

thanks david & ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/3/18 4:54pm listener james from westwood:

An utterly cosmic 2 hours. Thanks, y'all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/3/18 4:55pm Stanley:

Great programme this afternoon/evening
Many thanks, David
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:56pm david w:

steveo, james, Stanley, geez and all. You keep this thing moving!
Avatar Wed. 10/3/18 4:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever, Wed. 5-7pm on GTDR):

"I want to step across" (the line between idea and manifestation):

Dream-sound collage, originally made live on radio, with music layers, word inspirations, live phone callers, fly-away loops. Just, wow.

Over here, in a coupla minutes! wfmu.org...
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