Popol Vuh ‎– Affenstunde

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Debut album
Also reissued as part of Affenstunde / Die Nacht Der Seele - Tantric Songs

Tracklist

Ich Mache Einen Spiegel
Dream Part 4 8:40
Dream Part 5 4:50
Dream Part 49 7:35
Affenstunde 18:57

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LBS 83 460 I Popol Vuh Affenstunde(LP, Album) Liberty LBS 83 460 I Germany 1970 Sell This Version
LBS 83 460 I Popol Vuh Affenstunde(LP, Album, M/Print) Liberty LBS 83 460 I Germany 1970 Sell This Version
LBS 83 460 I Popol Vuh Affenstunde(LP, Album, RP) Liberty LBS 83 460 I Germany 1973 Sell This Version
IC 58 159 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(LP, Album, RE) Innovative Communication IC 58 159 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
IC 58 159 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(LP, Album, RE) Innovative Communication IC 58 159 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
BLR 84 706 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(CD, Album, RE) Bell Records (5) BLR 84 706 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
14205, CD 14205 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14205, CD 14205 France 1992 Sell This Version
14205, CD 14205 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14205, CD 14205 France 1994 Sell This Version
KICP 2804 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(CD, Album) Nexus (3) KICP 2804 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
SPV 085-70102 CD Popol Vuh Affenstunde(CD, Album, RE) SPV Recordings SPV 085-70102 CD Germany 2004 Sell This Version
ARC-7182 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Arcàngelo ARC-7182 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
121997 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Belle Antique 121997 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
MJJ347 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(LP, Album, Ltd) Klimt Records MJJ347 France 2012 Sell This Version
LPS116 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Wah Wah Records LPS116 Spain 2013 Sell This Version
MJJ347LP Popol Vuh Affenstunde(LP, Album, Ltd, Tra) Klimt Records MJJ347LP France 2018 Sell This Version
none Popol Vuh Affenstunde(5xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Hunter Records (3) none US Unknown
SPV 085-70102 CD Popol Vuh Affenstunde(CD, Album, RE, RP) SPV Recordings SPV 085-70102 CD Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

November 23, 2015
referencing Affenstunde, CD, Album, RE, 14205, CD 14205
Note: the first edition on Spalax was an LP transcription. It was a reasonably good copy, unlike the High Tide issue which used an obviously crackly LP (they tried to disguise it using echo and reverb). So, if you like the idea of hearing the LP a-la Germanofon then this is okay. Soon after though the master tapes were discovered resulting in a new 1994 Spalax issue.
progfan97402

progfan97402

March 3, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Affenstunde, LP, Album, RP, LBS 83 460 I
This was Popol Vuh's short-lived electronic phase. OK, I also have to point out Aguirre was also recorded during this phase, but released sometime after. Florian Fricke's use of the Moog was short-lived before he turned to religion and the piano (and ditching electronics). Affenstunde was their debut, and, not one bit to my surprise, was a very experimental electronic album with lots of spacy electronic effects, plus some ethnic percussion. There's a few droning synth passage that makes me think of Galactic Explorers' Epitaph For Venus (a release so rare and obscure many people believe it to be a 1990s UK fake when it was reissued on CD on the Psi-Fi label, but Galactic Explorers did feature Reinhard Karwatsky who was also with Dzyan, although obscure, is still much better known). The back cover shows Bettina Fricke (I presume is Florian's wife, I do know she's a photographer) playing percussion looking like some hippie who escaped the Haight-Ashbury (of course she didn't as she's German). Apparently she actually played in the group but not credited. Fans of their post-1972 works (Hosianna Mantra onwards) might have a hard time with Affenstunde with the spacy electronic approach that often dispenses with traditional song structure and form (Tangerine Dream were doing a similar approach around the same time, but with different results). I still enjoy this stuff, great to recommend for fans of more experimental electronic music.