Friday 16 November 2018
Popol Vuh - Yoga (1976)
The ninth album from this German band.
The band was only Florian Fricke on piano and harmonium on this album.
He had help from guest musicians who provided tabla, sitar, sarangi and vocals.
Popol Vuh has given us some strange, colourful albums during their existence. This is among their strangest albums.
Florian Fricke goes totally India on this album.
The music here is some Western music meeting up with India and creating a mostly Indian sounding album.
This album can almost be labeled raga-rock. But it is not. There is far too much Indian music here to create the balance between east and west the label raga-rock demands.
There is also a lot of hare-krishna at the final of the two pieces of music on this forty minutes long album.
Some of the music is rather very interesting. It is never a good album though. It is far too much one sided Indian album. The music is not even interesting Indian music.
This is a decent album but nothing more than that.