Friday, 24 July 2015

Popol Vuh

Currently listening to The Best Of Popol Vuh From The Films Of Werner Herzog, a compilation which collects music from Aguirre Wrath of God, Heart of Glass, Nosferatu, Fitzcarraldo Cobra Verde and the rare 1984 mountain climbing documentary The Dark Glow of the Mountains. Hardly a definitive overview of Florian Fricke and Werner Herzog’s great collaboration but still this is 44mins of really terrific music. One piece of Popol Vuh soundtrack music that doesn’t appear on this collection or any other album I’m sorry to say is a beautiful nameless piece from Aguirre, the Wrath of God, heard during a shot of bubbling rapids, and later used for the opening of The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner as ski-jumper Walter Steiner soars thru the air. Here’s 49 seconds of it at least…

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