|In den Gärten Pharaos|
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|Popol Vuh chronology|
On side A is the title track "In den Gärten Pharaos", an ancient, contemplative meditation with the sound of rippling water, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, and African percussion. The Moog creates an exotic and alien sound while the African percussion and the water effects are interwoven throughout bringing the listener back to earth. The track was recorded at Trixi Studio in Munich.
The second song "Vuh" is dominated by one massive organ chord creating an epic wall of sound. "Vuh" uses the wide range of the organ, both the low drones and the high crescendos. Turkish percussion and layers of cymbals increase the intensity of the music. The song was played and recorded on a medieval cathedral organ in the Stiftskirche Baumberg (Altenmarkt) in southern Germany.
Perfect Sound Forever described it as "an altogether more mature and unified work" than Affenstunde.Head Heritage described it as "the most mind-blowing mystical experience" and "awe-inspiring".
All tracks written by Popol Vuh.
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