- The set focuses on bandleader Florian Fricke's piano recordings and Tibet travelogue and will drop in March.
Soul Jazz Records will release a compilation of Popol Vuh recordings called Kailish on March 16th.
The posthumous collection serves as an informal career retrospective, largely comprised of solo piano recordings made by Popol Vuh's Florian Fricke. Present are sketches which led to influential early works by the krautrock band (such as Hosianna Mantra) as well as unreleased improvisations and recordings found after Fricke passed away. The material spans from 1972 through 1989.
Fricke, who soundtracked four films for director Werner Herzog, made three films of his own over the course of his career. The 1995 documentary Kailish gives the collection its name and is included on DVD for the first time. The movie was made in collaboration with original Popol Vuh member and filmmaker Frank Fiedler and documents the duo's ascent of the holiest mountain in Asia, known as Kailish or "The Throne Of The Gods." An audio version of Fricke's soundtrack is included.
Check out Part 1 of the documentary below.
CD 1 - Piano Recordings
01. Spirit Of Peace 1
02. Spirit Of Peace 2
03. Spirit Of Peace 3
04. Mahayana (Karuna)
05. The Heart
06. Earth View
08. Garden Of Pythagoras
Kailash – Pilgrimage To The Throne Of Gods (Original Soundtrack)
01. West Tibet - Land Of The Nomads
02. The Garden Morya
03. Manasarowar – The Turquoise Lake
04. Nomads Move
05. Last Village
06. West Face – Place Of Death
07. The Kora – Ritual Circuit Of The Sacred Mountain
08. Valley Of The Gods
09. Buddah’s Footprint
Kailash – Pilgrimage To The Throne Of Gods
Florian Fricke's Popul Vuh Kailish compilation will be issued by Soul Jazz Records on March 16th, 2015.