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doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Popol Vuh - Live 1973
Thanks to Sleeve over at Shard of Beauty for sharing this excellent recording of Popol Vuh — LIVE! Not much live stuff from Florian Fricke and co., so you totally want it. Here’s what we think we know: 
This is a soundboard recording of a live performance in 1973, probably late summer or early fall, in the church in Baumberg in Germany (which accounts for the beautiful natural reverb). My guess is that this is just Daniel Fichelscher on guitar and Florian Fricke on keyboards and vocal (and may be the first recording of Fichelscher as a member of Popol Vuh - he would become co-partner with Fricke for all subsequent Popol Vuh albums. Vocalist Djong Yun did not sing here, because she was away in America at the time. Fricke’s dissatisfaction with his vocals - heard here and on the studio album from 1973, “Seligpreisung” - would prompt him to later add another vocalist, Renate Knaup, whom he met through Fichelscher (both Fichelscher and Knaup had been members of Amon Duul II). 
Song list (all are extended versions of the following pieces from their 1973 album “Seligpreisung”): 
1)Weinen und Lachen 2)Hungern und Dursten 3)Hungern und Dursten (2nd take) 4)Willig Arm 5)Leid Klagen 6) Interview (German) 
33 minutes of music followed by a 12 minute interview, which sounds like it was recorded in a park - because they sometimes have to pause to let a truck go by.

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Popol Vuh - Live 1973

Thanks to Sleeve over at Shard of Beauty for sharing this excellent recording of Popol Vuh — LIVE! Not much live stuff from Florian Fricke and co., so you totally want it. Here’s what we think we know: 

This is a soundboard recording of a live performance in 1973, probably late summer or early fall, in the church in Baumberg in Germany (which accounts for the beautiful natural reverb). My guess is that this is just Daniel Fichelscher on guitar and Florian Fricke on keyboards and vocal (and may be the first recording of Fichelscher as a member of Popol Vuh - he would become co-partner with Fricke for all subsequent Popol Vuh albums. Vocalist Djong Yun did not sing here, because she was away in America at the time. Fricke’s dissatisfaction with his vocals - heard here and on the studio album from 1973, “Seligpreisung” - would prompt him to later add another vocalist, Renate Knaup, whom he met through Fichelscher (both Fichelscher and Knaup had been members of Amon Duul II).

Song list (all are extended versions of the following pieces from their 1973 album “Seligpreisung”):

1)Weinen und Lachen
2)Hungern und Dursten
3)Hungern und Dursten (2nd take)
4)Willig Arm
5)Leid Klagen
6) Interview (German)

33 minutes of music followed by a 12 minute interview, which sounds like it was recorded in a park - because they sometimes have to pause to let a truck go by.

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Minoan faience figurine of a woman holding two snakes (“Snake Goddess”) from Knossos, Crete, c.1600 BCE.
The bird atop her crown has been interpreted by some as representing divine vision.

1910-again:

Minoan faience figurine of a woman holding two snakes (“Snake Goddess”) from Knossos, Crete, c.1600 BCE.

The bird atop her crown has been interpreted by some as representing divine vision.

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templewhite:

Louis René Astre, 1950

templewhite:

Louis René Astre, 1950

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delrayoblanco:

Mayerne’s experiments with pigments, Sloane MS 2052, f. 80v

delrayoblanco:

Mayerne’s experiments with pigments, Sloane MS 2052, f. 80v

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LAShTAL - Nuit

V/A - The Tape Of Pleasures

198? label unkown

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#ambient  #lashtal  #industrial music 
The Vratsa Greave, 380 - 350 BC. The face is thought to display the Thracian mother-goddess. The greave is made of silver and gold and is much too big to have been worn, so it may have been made specially for the grave. - Source

The Vratsa Greave, 380 - 350 BC. The face is thought to display the Thracian mother-goddess. The greave is made of silver and gold and is much too big to have been worn, so it may have been made specially for the grave. - Source

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#Vratsa Greave 
nihtegale:

Shipwreck of 11,000 virgins, ca. 1325-1350

nihtegale:

Shipwreck of 11,000 virgins, ca. 1325-1350

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noceans:

Lygia Clark

Sensorial Masks, 1967

Cloth­ing-Body-Clothing, 1967

I never experienced the series Cloth­ing-Body-Clothing (1967) nor the Sensorial Masks (1967). I have no desire or curiosity to dress in them. I am only interested to know the experiences of the person who puts them on. The viewer has felt as if he had taken LSD, or is being spied upon by millions of eyes or even terrified, spewing out on the streets.”

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erikkwakkel:

Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark

Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them. The 915 items are mostly letters, notes and receipts, all written between the 11th and 15th century. Among the more notable scraps is a marriage proposal from a man called Mikita to his beloved Anna: “marry me - I want you and you want me, and the witness to that is Ignat Moiseev” (item 377).

The most special items, however, are the ones shown above, which are from a medieval classroom. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning to write filled these scraps with alphabets and short texts. Bark was ideal material for writing down things with such a short half-life. Then the pupils got bored and started to doodle, as kids do: crude drawings of individuals with big hands, as well as a figure with a raised sword standing next to a defeated beast (lower image). The last one was drawn by Onfim, who put his name next to the victorious warrior. The snippets provide a delightful and most unusual peek into a 13th-century classroom, with kids learning to read - and getting bored in the process.

More information - On the scraps in general, see here. Here is a full inventory, in Russian. On the excavation, see here and here. More kids’ doodles here and here. Some letters in this Flickr stream. The Leiden scholar Jos Schaeken published a book in Dutch on this material, which can be downloaded for free here (English translation to follow next year). 

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