RELEASE
May 23, 2006
LABEL
SPV
GENRES
Electronica, Kraut Rock

Album Review

Simply put, 70s Progressives is a Popol Vuh compilation. Four tracks come from the soundtrack to Coeur de Verre, including the amazing "Hüter der Schwelle," which borrows a bit of the riff from the Velvet Underground's "Venus In Furs" and turns it into an electro-acoustic raga. Two others come from the lovely Agape-Agape, four others from the very rare Letzte Tage -- Letzte Nächte, and one more from Die Nacht Der Seele: Tantric Songs. The pieces, taken as they are from the mid-'70s, offer a solid look at how Florian Fricke had moved away form his initial obsession with new electronic sounds as explored on the Moog III, and embraced the trance and pulse-like qualities that electronic music offered in an acoustic setting. It also reveals how deeply Fricke began exploring instruments, tonalities, and harmonics from other world cultures. This is a seamless listening experience form front to back and is a fine introduction to Popol Vuh.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Engel der Gegenwarthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
  2. They Danced, They Loved as of the Oldhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
  3. Lied von Den Hohen Bergenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
  4. Hüter der Schwellehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
  5. Love-Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
  6. Der Große Kriegerhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
  7. Wo Bist du, Der du Überwunden Hast?http://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
  8. Dort Ist der Weghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
  9. In Deine Händehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
  10. Der Rufhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
  11. Oh Wie Nah Ist der Weg Hinabhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/70s-progressives/id452707644?uo=5
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