Artist: Al Gromer Khan
Title Of Album: The God Perfume II
Year Of Release: August 15, 2000
Label: Bluestar Comm.
Genre: New Age, Ambient
Bitrate: 256 kbps
Total Size: 102 mb (+5% recovery)
01. Opal Moon 25:14
02. Black Princess 04:51
03. The Paisley Handicap 04:33
04. Ghazal 04:41
05. Crystal Night Prayer 06:44
06. White Marble Reverence 05:01
The third album to be released by Al Gromer Khan in 2000, The God Perfume II is traditional ambient music mixed with elements of the far east. Khan uses traditional ambient elements, such as droned synthesizer chords and drowned beats, mixing them with things such as the sitar and heavenly female vocals. Khan's music is comparable to a lot of the ambient music that follows in the same vein, however in some unexplainable way, Khan's music seems more authentic.
Al Gromer Khan Biography
Born in Bavaria in 1946, Alois Gromer has lived in England, India, and Morocco, which broadened his musical tastes and performing style. He attended a recital by sitarist Vilayat Khan and was so moved that he dedicated his life and art to the study of the sitar. After studying with master sitarist Imrat Khan, Gromer became a member of the Khan-i-Gharana dynasty in 1975 and added the Khan name to his own. His contemplative, contemporary approach to music made him popular in the arenas of radio and television scoring, as well as with progressively minded artists like Deuter, Amon Düül, and Florian Fricke of Popul Vuh, with whom Khan collaborated. Solo outings like Mahogany Nights, Space Hotel, and Kamasutra drew critical acclaim for their supple blend of technique, tradition, and technology. 1999 saw the release of Music From an Eastern Rosegarden; Almond Blossom Day followed a year later and mid-2000 saw the release of God Perfume II. Sufi was issued a year later. ~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide