Out of Print Since 1991: First Ever Vinyl Release Outside of Europe
Born as Florian Fricke's brainchild, Popol Vuh needs little introduction, the band stayed active between the late 1960s and late 1990s (until Florian's passing in 2001). Regarded as pioneers in avant-garde German electronic music, their early works practically laid down the foundations for ‘Kosmische Muzik' (Space Music) with the then new sounds of the Moog synthesizer joined with ethnic percussions.
Later the group evolved to include all kinds of instruments (both electric and acoustic alike) shrouding their music in a spiritual and introspective mystical aura. Popol Vuh influenced many other European bands with their uniquely soft but elaborate instrumentation, which took inspiration from the music of Tibet, Africa and pre-Columbian America. With music sometimes described as "ethereal," they created soundscapes through psychedelic walls of sound, and are regarded as precursors of contemporary ‘world music', as well as of ‘new age' and ‘ambient'. Popol Vuh regularly contributed soundtracks to the films of Werner Herzog such as Aguirre, Nosferatu, Heart Of Glass and Cobra Verde.
For You And Me was their 17th album and now 28 years it holds up more than ever. While decidedly new age and world music in sound (with musical elements from the Himalayas, Ireland, Greece and Africa), this album has style and grace, and the updated sonic quality makes it a pleasure to listen to. The light pieces combined with their timeless dramatic signature sound, the majestic piano chords, the profound lyrics and the crescendos of emotions set this album apart from the banal new age mainstream. The authentic Popul Vuh spirituality permeates every track here so prepare for some goose bumps and a divine moment. With For You And Me, they created a more modern day classic, easily their best album of the 90's.
Out of print since 1991 and never released on vinyl outside of Europe, the album is now available once again as a gorgeously packaged deluxe vinyl edition with spot-varnished details on the jacket.