What Popol Vuh album should I listen to first?

Heard “They Danced, They Laughed, As Of Old” on a comp and digging it.


Also interested in this.

Have only heard ‘In the Gardens of Pharao’, which is very nice. Discovered them on a noisey ‘under the influence’ doc on krautrock, which is really good if you have a spare 30 mins.

If you scroll a little bit down here there’s a very good guide https://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=14988

Off-hand I’d say Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin but i’m no expert on their catalogue

Hosianna Mantra

It’s a bit of an odd catalogue at times, for one the ‘soundtrack albums’ often feature music that has nothing to do with the film in question, or music from the film isn’t on the soundtrack album but shows up on another one of their releases. Fun!

Aguirre OST

Their soundtrack stuff is worth listening too (Aguirre and Nosferatu are both great). A lot of the other stuff is very new agey, which I have mixed feelings about.

I do like Brüder des Schattens - Söhne des Lichts though, and also In den Gärten Pharaos. Einsjäger & Siebenjäger is meant to be really good but for some reason I never got round to it.