Popol Vuh (German band)

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Popol Vuh is a German experimental rock band founded by Florian Fricke in 1970. It began with an electronic approach as heard on first album Affenstunde. Other important members during the next two decades included Daniel Fichelscher and Bob Eliscu. The group evolved to include all kinds of instruments: wind, percussion and strings, electric and acoustic alike, combined to convey a mystical aura that made thir music spiritual and introspective.

Popul Vuh influenced many other bands from Europe with their uniquely soft but elaborate instrumentations, that took inspiration from Tibet, Africa, and Precolombian America. They created psychedelic walls of sound, and are considered by some to be precursors of contemporary world music, as well of new age music.

The band contributed soundtracks to the films of Werner Herzog, including Nosferatu, Aguirre, Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, and The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, in which Fricke appeared.

Florian Fricke died in 2002, and the group disbanded.de:Popol Vuh (Musik)

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