专辑类型：Ethnic Fusion / Space / Ambient / Electronic
专辑厂牌：Hearts of Space
Al Gromer Khan,著名西塔琴演奏家,1946年出生于德国巴伐利亚,先后在英国,印度及摩洛哥生活.
Al Gromer Khan师从西塔琴大师Imrat Khan.与德国前卫乐团(个人)Amon Düül, Popol Vuh, Deuter, Amon Düül II等都有过密切合作.
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.
Though his sitar talents take a back seat on this album, Al Gromer Khan creates the appropriate nocturnal ambience on Mahogany Nights with synthesizers, vibes, marimbas, bells, and unique percussion touches like African logs. Khan's sitar accents rather than dominates pieces like "Taj" and "Night of the Scorpion," and the overall effect is spacious and exotically melodic. Mahogany Nights is a good, gradual introduction to Khan's talents as a composer and sitarist.
02. The Abdullah Tree
03. Night of the Scorpion
06. Moghul Lace