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Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of Gods

Soul Jazz Records


Limited to1000 copies worldwide collectors bespoke box set 2LP + DVD with bonus cards/inserts.

Essential Piano Recordings:For the first time, this compilation on Soul Jazz Records unites a careful selection of Florian Frickes most favourite piano tracks and compositions, both released and previously unreleased. Aside from his groundbreaking work with Popol Vuh, Frickes background is that of a classical composer and it was one of his late wishes to release ‚piano only recordings.

These essential piano recordings by Florian Fricke should be considered as something like the core, or the heart, of many Popol Vuh compositions. They contain tracks from 1972-1989 that Florian Fricke would have liked on a piano only album, enriched with further song improvisations that have been found posthumously, after he passed away in 2001. Some of these are studies for key tracks of Popol Vuh (for example ‚Hosianna Mantra, 1972). Others are reoccurring patterns and sequences, with Florian often working with recurring motives frequently further developed with the group.

Kailash Pilgrimage to The Throne of the Gods:The holiest mountain in Asia, in a far away corner of west Tibet, amidst wild and ragged landscape, nearly entirely cut off from the rest of the world, is called Kailash. For the pilgrims of four religions this 6675m high mountain is the ‚throne of gods, or ‚navel of the world a place where the divine takes an earthly shape. For thousands of years pilgrims have travelled to this place to worship the mystery of the mountain circumnavigating it on foot. The path around Kailash is an archaic ‚path of initiation.

Florian Fricke and filmmaker Frank Fiedler (also an original founding Popol Vuh member) made their own spiritual trek along this path and documented the journey. Accompanying epic landscape scenes in the film is the music of Florian Fricke and Popol Vuh, spiritual music inspired by this unique journey.


Title: Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of Gods + Essential Piano Recordings
Artist: Florian Fricke / Popul Vuh
Cat #: SJRLP302
Label: Soul Jazz Records
Year: 2015
Format: Double LP + DVD

Track List:

1. Spirit Of Peace 1
2. Spirit Of Peace 2
3. Spirit Of Peace 3
4. Mahayana (Karuna)
5. The Heart
6. Earth View
7. Moses
8. Garden Of Pythagoras
9. West Tibet - Land Of The Nomads
10. The Garden Morya
11. Manasarowar - The Turquoise Lake
12. Nomads Move
13. Last Village
14. West Face - Place Of Death
15. The Kora - Ritual Circuit Of The Sacred Mountain
16. Valley Of The Gods
17. Buddha's Footprint
18. Transhimalaya

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