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Popol Vuh is still alive
the beginning of German electronic music
Florian Fricke lives on in his piano and Moog tracks in the middle of our new project "Popol Vuh beyond"
a new Berlin soul mood in the timewarp machine
from two old members of Popol Vuh and a new balkanian voice
in the spirit of Florian's musical genius
It was a great journey for us to continue Florian's legacy.
enter and let yourself be thrilled

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released September 5, 2019

Florian Fricke: piano, moog3, vocals
Biljana Pais: vocals, lyrics, programming
Guido Hieronymus: all keys, guitars, programming, arrangement
Frank Fiedler: tibetan sound bowls, sound sampling
Friedemann Wieland: big tamtam

cover painting: Tamara Ralis - Kind durch die Zeit
cover art: Frank Fiedler

produced by Frank Fiedler, Biljana Pais, Guido Hieronymus

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Track Name: here is no war
standing one beside another 
one drink beside another 
one bigger than another
you're so Schik and got power
dancing one beside another
saying one word or two 
yours are louder 
peaceful people in this place 
love is in this place
good thoughts in this place
harmony is in this place
here is no war
war is on the other shore
far away from your full pocket
far away from your full glass
are you happy

ground falls out from underneath my feet
and I do sometimes feel lonely

bar like my time machine
bright light blending me
in my eyes letters flattering
plan with more illusion less reality
reflecting happiness 
in this sadness
plan in my pocket 
message sending me
empty bottles inviting me
darkness bearing old dried beer stains 
perfume mixed with sweet sweat
reflecting happiness 
happiness falling out of your eyes
happiness on burnt skin

ground falls out from underneath my feet
and I do sometimes feel lonely
Track Name: new ride
through this
and that
throw this
take that 
throw up this
swallow that
shake hands
in the dark
my horizon
breaks apart
and my heart
breaks my ride
on the bus window
due drops dry
like tears 
and silent cry
somebody waves 
from outside
ticket paid
let's start new ride
Track Name: like life itself
the sun is shining on her white morning dress
while she moves curtain aside and looks up
her short black hair still wet some drops on her shoulder
she is so pretty 
like life itself

trying to catch soap-bubbles a kid blows from a third floor 
it's November morning but unusually warm
she breaths in and breaths out 
looking busy but yet holding the moment 
so pretty pretty 
like life itself

she
would throw her dress out of the window
and it would ride on the bubbles 
and she would dance with the child


she combs her hair 
and she runs runs  and she runs
she has a lot of things to do today

before she disappears on the left corner
she looks up 
to see 
her life
to live
Track Name: you better sing
my world is all I 
ever thought about 
my world 
is all you ever told me 
to believe in

there was a land 
I believe 
I had only
in my head
with perfect man and
perfect house and
perfect dog and
perfect kids

it occurred to me 
I have to wake up
but I can't 
I have
to sing fool
you better 
sing fool

I got to let
you got to let
they have let me
sing fool 

my brother in white clothes
my sister in red
my neighbor in yellow
my kid in black 
man in black
sing fool sing


my world is all that ever was laid down in front of my feet
my world is all was ever told me to believe in
my world is exchanging old worn out clothes old memories 
my world is grabbing for water and not being thirsty

I have to sing here for all
so sing fool 
in this Situation 
you better sing
in whatever situation 
you better sing
Track Name: on a whales back
I ride on a whales back
he will bring me safe
to my golden isle 

raving sea against me
I have salt in my eyes
holding on to his slippery back

through the waves I command
faster I shout
and not deep down

I see my isle on horizon
I smell the palms 
I smell my wealth at last
I have hoped to find 

the sea is calm now
it glitters
it's peaceful its friendly
you won't see what it swallowed

you won't see what it's hiding
under its glimmering coat
it's a secret deep down 

through the waves I command
faster I shout
and not deep down

I ride on a whales back
he will bring me safe
to my golden isle
Track Name: everybody wants to be free
everybody wants to be free

walked the streets
on January the first
spent lots of money 
the fog all around me
it's still smoking and I'm choking 


kids picking up fireworks from streets 
to set off again
and I am turning 
to hate
hate 
this desire for the big party
for what
is this a new beginning 
for same old things to go on
has something changed
and I am turning to hate

where are you 
pharaohs of today
between us yes you are
pharaohs of today
deserting our home 
pharaohs of today
grabbing 
Track Name: riding a whales back
I ride on a whales back
he will bring me safe
to my golden isle 

raving sea against me
I have salt in my eyes
holding on to his slippery back

through the waves I command
faster I shout
and not deep down

I see my isle on horizon
I smell the palms 
I smell my wealth at last
I have hoped to find 

the sea is calm now
it glitters
it's peaceful its friendly
you won't see what it swallowed

you won't see what it's hiding
under its glimmering coat
it's a secret deep down 

through the waves I command
faster I shout
and not deep down

I ride on a whales back
he will bring me safe
to my golden isle

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