Under the title of Nosferatu two different albums appeared by Popol Vuh in 1978. One was subtitled Brüder des Lichts, and the other one On the way to a little Way. Both albums were totally different, and both were released as the soundtrack to the Werner Herzog film of the same name. After finishing Brüder des Schattens, Söhne des Lichts Herzog asked Fricke for “music to be afraid by”. Fricke delved up three old Moog-pieces of Angstmusik from his archive, that became the base for the second Nosferatu - album.
The CD opens with Brüder des Schattens, Söhne des Lichts. In an abridged version offering only the main theme from the film. Just like the ethereal ‘choir organ’-based theme for the Aguirre movie, Fricke once again composed a strongly evocative and imaginative vocal work that would return on several moments in the movie. This time he worked with a real choir. In the following classic Popol Vuh tracks Höre, der du wagst, Das Schloss des Irrtums and Die Umkehr we hear Daniel Fichelscher (acoustic and electric guitar), Alois Gromer (sitar), Bob Eliscu (oboe), Ted de Jong (tamboura) and Fricke himself on piano.
All remaining ten tracks made up the second Nosferatu - album. It has three old spooky Moog-pieces: Die Nacht der Himmel, Der Ruf der Röhrflöte and To a Little Way. Remaining tracks are strongly eastern-flavoured and have the involvement of Al Gromer Khan (sitar) and Dutch tabla-player Ted de Jong. Morning Sun, has Fichelscher on acoustical guitar and in the title track the choir returns with the theme of Brüder des Schattens, Söhne des Lichts. This release is now newly remastered by former Popol Vuh collaborator Guido Hieronymus.
CD - Digipack with Detailed Booklet with Photos and Liner Notes.