Das Hohelied Salomos
Label: BMG Rights Management GmbH
More than any other Krautrock band, Popol Vuh were obsessed with exploring the spiritual in modern experimental rock music. Like much of their catalog, Das Hohelied Salomos sounds like a religious invocation: majestic, sacred and exotic. By the time of the record's release in 1975, the group was clearly moving away from the electronic-based compositions of their earlier drone work. The stars here are the incredibly ethereal vocals of Djong Yun, and Daniel Fichelscher's chiming electric-guitar work. Interestingly enough, Popol Vuh sound influenced by The Grateful Dead's mid-'70s fusion phase.