Monday, 4 January 2016
Florian Fricke - Die Erde Und Ich Sind Eins (1983)
In a 1989 interview with Audion magazine, Florian Fricke described some of his other pastimes beside making Popol Vuh records, one of which was holding occasional music therapy singing groups that he called Körperraummusik (Body-Space Music). Somewhere between mantric chanting, overtone singing and just general resonant humming, one of these sessions was recorded at a Gestalt Therapy Congress in Munich in 1983 and formed the basis of this album. Fricke considered these group experiences to have excellent therapeutic results that 'vibrated through the body walls, bones and flesh' - judge for yourself.
The final track, Song Of The Earth, would be redone for the subsequent Popol Vuh album Spirit Of Peace, to which this album makes a nice companion piece. Spirit Of Peace can be found at a blog I like called Opium Hum.
The earth and I are one