Popol Vuh // In den Gärten Pharaos // Pilz // 1971
Genre: Krautrock, Ambient, Tribal Ambient
Every once in a while, I catch the back end of a conversation where someone is arguing about what “real music” is. It’s invariably a belligerent argument fueled by generational hatred and supported by the claim that somehow it’s possible for an electronic guitar to be more innovative than a synthesizer. And while it’s true that there were groups doing amazing things to mold and develop the culture of the 60s and 70s, the ripples of true visionaries could not be felt until decades later.
Just listen. Listen. LISTEN.