Saturday 22 September 2018
Popol Vuh - Einsjäger & Siebenjäger (1974)
The fifth album from this German band.
Popol Vuh was a trio on this album with a lineup of spinet, piano, percussion, guitars and voices.
A guest musician contributed with his flutes.
The band started out as a cosmiche krautrock band (first two albums) before moving into a more dynamic landscape. It is still krautrock and spaced out, but still, dynamic.
That goes for this album too.
The band has never sounded more dynamic as on this album.
This album is at times pretty heavy too. I did not see that coming from a Popol Vuh album..... But here it is.
There is a lot of folk rock ambience here and a lot of Mike Oldfield comparisons.
There are also some Indian music feel over this album.
The music is mainly performed with acoustic guitars and some flute and piano too. But mainly acoustic guitars.
The music is good throughout. Good and safe. I am surprised how dynamic the music is and I really like this album. It is an album well worth checking out.