Popol Vuh ‎– Affenstunde

Liberty ‎– LBS 83 460 I
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress


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A.1 Dream Part 4 8:40
A.2 Dream Part 5 4:50
A.3 Dream Part 49 7:35
B Affenstunde 18:57

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Released in a laminated gatefold cover, identical to the first issue.
Some copies have one or two advertising stickers on front.

This issue has "United Artists Records GmbH München" printed in label rim text.
According to the Discogs label profile, 'United Artists Records GmbH' did not exist before 1973, which indicates a release date of 1973 or later for this issue.
The first issue has "Liberty / UA GmbH, München" printed in label rim text.

Published by Phoenix
Recorded at Bavaria Music Studio in Munich
Liberty/UA GmbH, 8 München 22, Postfach 201 • Printed in Germany by C.v.d. Linnepe,Lüdenscheid

Published by Phoenix Musik Verlag
United Artists Records GmbH München

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): LBS 83 460 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): LBS 83 460 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout stamped): C 83460 A-2 Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout stamped): C 83460 B-1 Made in Germany
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

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
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
ARC-7182 Popol Vuh Affenstunde(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Arcàngelo ARC-7182 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
LBS 83 460 I Popol Vuh Affenstunde(LP, Album, M/Print) Liberty LBS 83 460 I Germany 1970 Sell This Version



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March 3, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
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.