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Al Gromer Khan - Tantra Drums [APE][World, Meditative, New Age]

Included here....

Almond Blossom Day (2000)
Chai & Roses (1987)
Divan I Khas (1984)
Konya (1997)
Tabris (1991)
Tantra Drums (1998)

Al Gromer Khan (aka Aloysius Gromer) earned the right to use the name "Khan" by demonstrating master proficiency on the sitar. Tantra Drums is a set of ethnic electro-tribal ambience based on the ritualism of an ancient Shakti cult. Tantra contains dark and exotic rituals and deep spirituality. Modern culture has bastardized the term, so Khan has composed, arranged, and performed these soundscapes in modern poetic parlance in order to preserve both the erotic and spiritual meanings. The music is deep and hot. Khan's atmospheres surround the rhythms; his sitar compliments the atmospheres. The ethnic overtones complete his soundworld. Deep listening is a must for this lush and full soundscape. The CD will appeal to fans of Mo Boma, David Parsons, and Omar Faruk Tekbilek. Fans of Middle Eastern and Far Eastern ambient fusion will find this important. Casual fans will find it interesting.

Outstanding for tantra or meditation, July 8, 2005 By Dr. Bill "Professor, spiritualist, mammal" (Charlottesville, VA USA)

The unique aspect of this album is the underlying steady beat... a single rhythm extending from beginning to end, and at a perfect pace for breathing meditation or tantric lovemaking. In fact, this album is so well crafted for those purposes that it's hard to imagine using anything else. I've not found its equal (though Al Gromer Khan's "Tantra Drums" is in the right ballpark). If anyone can recommend a CD with a similar, slow, steady, visceral beat and well suited to meditative or tantric practice I would love to hear it. Until then, BUY THIS CD!

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Al Gromer Khan & Amelia Cuni - Monsoon Point

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 D??l, 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.

Al Gromer Khan discography

1970 Divan I Khas
1974 Hesse Between Music (Wergo CD) ? Al Gromer Khan/P.M. Hamel/J.E. Berendt
1976 Yoga (High Tide) ? 1993 ? Al Gromer Khan/Popol Vuh (Florian Fricke)
1980 Uranus Venus (Warner Bros.) ? Al Gromer Khan/Mario Strack/Ute Lenz/ Jörg Evers
1981 Zuban (Major Music LP/Isis MC) ? Al Gromer Khan/Mario Strack
1984 Divan I Khas [Visions of a Mogul Prince] (Isis MC + LP) ? Al Gromer Khan/Mario Strack
1984 Hymns of Secret Glory (Aquamarin MC) ? Al Gromer Khan/Klaus Wiese
1985 In High Places (Aquamarin MC) ? Al Gromer Khan/Klaus Wiese
1986 Kama Sutra: The Original Music of the Indian Sex Ritual (Eversongs CD) ? Al Gromer Khan/ Jörg Evers
1986 The Neuschwanstein Tapes (Aquamarin MC) ? Al Gromer Khan/Kai Taschner
1987 Chai and Roses (Aquamarin MC) ? Al Gromer Khan
1987 The God Perfume (Aquamarin MC) ? Al Gromer Khan
1989 Khama Sutra 2
1989 Music from an Eastern Rosegarden (Aquamarin CD/MC) ? Al Gromer Khan
1990 Der Tigerbericht (Sheema Medien 2 CD Set Hörbuch & Musik) ? Dietrich Wild/Al Gromer Khan ? 2004
1990 Mahogany Nights (Hearts of Space CD/MC) ? Al Gromer Khan/Stephen Hill
1991 Kama Sutra II (Musicolor/Araba CD) ? Al Gromer Khan
1991 Tabris (Musicolor/Araba CD) ? Al Gromer Khan
1992 The God Perfume II [mp3] [ape](Aquamarin CD) ? Al Gromer Khan
1992 Utopia (Aquamarin CD) ? Al Gromer Khan
1993 Beautiful Marva
1993 Beautiful Marva (Aquarius CD) ? Al Gromer Khan
1994 Attar ? Musik als Parf?m (Wergo CD) ? Al Gromer Khan
1994 Konya (Bluestar Music CD) ? Al Gromer Khan
1995 Monsoon Point (New Earth Records) ? Al Gromer Khan/Amelia Cuni
1996 Black Marble and Sweet Fire (Hearts of Space) ? Al Gromer Khan/Kai Taschner
1996 Space Hotel
1997 Konya
1997 Marco Polo/Tan Dun (SONY/Opera) ? Al Gromer Khan/Soloist
1997 Space Hotel (New Earth Records) ? Al Gromer Khan
1998 Tantra Drums (New Earth Records) ? Al Gromer Khan
1999 Almond Blossom Day (Aquamarin CD) ? Al Gromer Khan
1999 Kamasutra Experience
1999 Kamasutra Experience (New Earth Records) ? Al Gromer Khan
1999 Music From An Eastern Rosegarden
2000 Almond Blossom Day
2000 Kamasutra
2000 Sufi (New Earth Records) ? Al Gromer Khan
2000 The God Perfume II
2001 Lexus: Future Miniatures (Intuition Wergo) ? Al Gromer Khan
2002 Future Lounge (New Earth Records) ? Al Gromer Khan
2002 Indian Music (RASA Music) ? Al Gromer Khan
2004 Chai & Roses (RASA Music) ? Al Gromer Khan
2004 Savoy Tea Time (RASA Music) ? Sébastien Illiano/Al Gromer Khan/Raed Khoshaba/Kai Taschner
2004 Tantra Electronica (New Earth Records) ? Al Gromer Khan/Emin Corrado
2005 The Alchemy of Happiness (RASA Music) ? Al Gromer Khan/Klaus Wiese
2006 Turya (RASA Music) ? Al Gromer Khan

Al Gromer Khan - Mahogany Nights.
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.

Al Gromer Khan ~ Sufi

Al Gromer Khan (aka Aloysius Gromer) has built many soundscapes from his cross-cultural virtuosity. For Sufi, he relies heavily on Indian acoustic instruments and contemporary electronics. The CD is based on the intense poetry of the Sufi and the purity of their spirituality. Khan was deeply influenced by the teachings of Ustad Vilayat Khan and his demonstration of how a small fragment of music begets new realities. He embraces Sufism that works from direct experiences and allows it to affect his music -- deeply. This gentle soundscape is very subtle. The atmospheres are vacuous and large; Al Gromer Khan's sound design is flawless. The music builds and collapses upon itself continuously. Deep listeners will be fascinated by the depth of the journey. The unique soundscape will appeal to fans of David Parsons, Jalan Jalan, and Angelo Riccardi. It was a finalist in the New Age

Genre: New Age | Ethnic Fusion

1. Khanqah
2. Moderate Mast Near Motor Station
3. Zikr
4. Futura
5. Hal-Fez
6. Tanyet
7. Ya Aziz (Ambient-Adagio-Alap)
8. The Crowning Of H.S.
9. Dargah

Mahogany Nights

01. Taj 24:47
02. The Abdullah Tree 03:03
03. Night of the Scorpion 07:23
04. Kob-i-Noor 09:35
05. Mumtaz 06:04
06. Moghul Lace 06:07


Al Gromer Khan - Lexus

Al Gromer Khan (born Aloysius Gromer) has become quite prolific in the new millennium. Lexus: Future Miniatures is one of his discs and it is, perhaps, the most traditional or accessible of the lot. Slow raga rhythms carry deep atmospheres along a fine line that borders on electro-tribal ambience. Gromer has long been recognized as one of the premiere practitioners of that style. This is certainly among his best efforts in that vein. It is very reminiscent of some of the classic desert ambient CDs of the masters, and Gromer?s subtle sitar adds a real sense of depth. This CD will appeal to fans of Steve Roach, Biff Johnson, Ma Ja Le, TUU, and V

01. Venus in Wasteland 03:59
02. Air Wave 04:47
03. Shafaq 04:23
04. Urban Deo 04:44
05. The Procession 06:05
06. Bermondsay 06:48
07. Latif Plaza 04:59
08. Lexus 08:32
09. Numa Zone 06:58

Al Gromer Khan: Tantra Drum

It blends the Indian cadences of raja with a little Giorgio Moroder thrown in for good measure. Some of the cuts are transcendental ... very evocative of dreamy harems ... quiet temples at sultry dusk ... the tiniest soupcon of African rhythms. Mystical, flowing, sensual, erotic, engaging... lovely musical support for slow, ecstatic lovemaking. Transports the listener to another level of consciousness....

Fantastic.... beautiful, visceral rhythms. Great for meditation, and PERFECT for those intimate times!

01. Kublai Tec 05:27
02. The Ritual 05:10
03. Agori Dance 07:07
04. Moon Retros 02:46
05. Take This Ruby 03:25
06. Tantra Drums 07:50
07. Kula 03:58
08. Blue Raga 05:52
09. Conga Jog 04:25
10. Unmoved Mover 07:41

Al Gromer Khan - Space Hotel

From the perplexing poem in the liner notes by the ?unknown dervish? to the intoxicating circular pulsating rhythms, Al Gromer Khan?s Space Hotel, with its paisley of Indian instruments and keyboards, offers a hypnotic, metaphysical experience. These seven Dervish dances, plus one, are based on the graceful twirling rituals of the Sufis. The first track, as thick as perfumed incense, almost slurs the mind. The thirteen-minute ?Dance the Hadra? offers a circular dance beat ? stately, sensuous, and uplifting ? against throaty-horn drones, vocal ?aums,? and accents of sitar strings. ?The Wayfarer? dance languidly embraces the cosmic ?gong? while clapping seems to demand an alert mind. ?Vilayat?s Song? features the worldly voice of Vilayat Hussain amid crystalline drones and sparkling bells. Our Unknown Dervish is ?honored? with an unsettling yet redemptive anthem; angelic voices echo, then a throaty drone adds ominous undercurrents to sensuous drumbeats. The multi-talented spacemusic composer plays keyboards, sitar, and surbahar; Saam Schlamminger plays percussion; and Gilles Zimmerman plays viola da gamba.

01. La Chanson De La Rose 07:08
02. Dance The Hadra 13:10
03. The Wayfarer 08:37
04. Vilayat?s Song 02:44
05. Utopia Al-Kahira-Beautiful Future 08:04
06. Mast Africaine 06:27
07. The Samarkand Run 06:37
08. How Can We B Sure? 07:07

Al Gromer Khan E Emin Corrado - Tantra Electronica

Description:
World ambient music pioneer Al Gromer Khan collaborates with producer Emin Corrado to revisit elements of ritual dance and electronic space on Tantra Electronica. The mood is mesmerising, evocative, sensual, erotic, and engaging. Another level of consciousness can be reached through the listening of Tantra Electronica.

Biography:
Al Gromer Khan is the best European member of the legendary Khani-Gharana lineage of sitarists, a tradition that considers melodic beauty to be the highest musical virtue.

01. Input Electricity
02. Big Sur
03. Sahasra
04. The Twilight
05. Pleasure Palace
06. Black Stone With Drilling
07. Maha Maya
08. Output Electricity
09. From Lust To Bairagia
10. A Tantra Dance
11. Tantra Electronica
12. Caru
13. Ganesh Puri Revisited



Al Gromer Khan Presents

Al Gromer Khan spent his early years in London and India where he studied Indian music with renowned musical masters. Since that time he has been practicing sitar and surbahar daily. He travelled a great deal and has given breath-taking concerts in Europe and India. As a composer and producer he developed a style of contemporary music that was originally influenced by John Cage, Joseph Beuys and Vilayat Khan. It has become known as Paisley Music to lovers of
Ambient music around the world. As a writer he contributed documentations on music for a number of radio stations. In 2006 he completed his novel The Paisley Handicap.


Tan Dun - Marco Polo (1997)

CD1
1. Marco Polo: 'I Have Not Told One Half Of What I Saw'
2. Marco Polo: 'No'
3. Marco Polo: 'What A Place That Was'
4. Marco Polo: 'Venezia vento'
5. Marco Polo: 'Journey - shin tsen'
6. Marco Polo: 'Wayward The Air This Morning' Listen Listen
7. Marco Polo: 'Listen' Listen Listen
8. Marco Polo: 'The Past Goes On' Listen Listen
9. Marco Polo: 'We Stood At The Harbor' Listen Listen
10. Marco Polo: 'Such A Moment' Listen Listen

CD2
1. Marco Polo: 'Desert... As Near As My Finger's End'
2. Marco Polo: 'M-'
3. Marco Polo: 'Silence'
4. Marco Polo: 'I Wait'
5. Marco Polo: 'Himalaya'
6. Marco Polo: Himalaya (Dance) Listen Listen
7. Marco Polo: 'Himalaya' (Overtone Singing) Listen Listen
8. Marco Polo: 'Stone Song' Listen Listen
9. Marco Polo: 'Human, A Grace Note' Listen Listen
10. Marco Polo: 'Was This In The Book?' Listen Listen


Chai & Roses (1987)

1 Kailash Castles
2 Neon Mond
3 Shirdi (Good To Give Respect)
4 Gensing Antiques
5 Foret Diplomatique
6 In October We Take Rose
7 Shadwell
8 After The Crash
9 Kashi
10 Winter 1958
11 Chai & Roses (Assam Light Inf.Ret.)



The Alchemy of happines (2005) with Klaus Weise

1. The Alchemy of happiness

Sufi (2001)

Al Gromer Khan (aka Aloysius Gromer) has built many soundscapes from his cross-cultural virtuosity. For Sufi, he relies heavily on Indian acoustic instruments and contemporary electronics. The CD is based on the intense poetry of the Sufi and the purity of their spirituality. Khan was deeply influenced by the teachings of Ustad Vilayat Khan and his demonstration of how a small fragment of music begets new realities. He embraces Sufism that works from direct experiences and allows it to affect his music -- deeply. This gentle soundscape is very subtle. The atmospheres are vacuous and large; Al Gromer Khan's sound design is flawless. The music builds and collapses upon itself continuously. Deep listeners will be fascinated by the depth of the journey. The unique soundscape will appeal to fans of David Parsons, Jalan Jalan, and Angelo Riccardi. It was a finalist in the New Age Voice 2001 music awards.

1. Khanqah
2. Moderate Mast Near Motor Station
3. Zikr
4. Futura
5. Hal-Fez
6. Tanyet
7. Ya Aziz (Ambient-Adagio-Alap)
8. The Crowning Of H.S.
9. Dargah

Attar (1996)

1. The wind at Jabal Musa 8:11
2. I am not that rose 8:52
3. Aires de Cadiz 10:27
4. The Allah Cup 7:51
5. Le parfum Khus 7:12
6. Eros and denial 6:19

Tabris (1991)

1. Tabris 16:34
2. Landscape And Sky 12:10
3. Subhana Recall 3:19
4. The Green Domes 16:12
5. Subhana 7:31


Turya (2006)

This Ambient music is based on many years of experimentation with simple melodic cycles on different levels of emotion.
The aim is to re-awaken a familiar state of feeling that has been covered through layers of thought. In terms of melody the transition from stage three to stage four and from stage four to stage five seems important. The fourth note represents - not symbolises ? the female aspect which is thus fecundated in terms of the spirit: the original tantra.
TURYA aspires to go to the place where music originally comes from. TURYA is not composed music in the old sense. At the same time it is based on decades of research, practise and sifting. Ordinary music produces outer intensity while TURYA seeks inner intensity . The two types are reciprocal in their relationship. This inner intensity is experienced as a kind of magnetism, sanctifying ordinary circumstances and objects. TURYA?s music takes place inside the music. It does not require confirmation through trends.
AGK 8. April 2006


?In India there once lived a saint who was known for his goodness?. The sentence both elated and depressed me on account of my own limited capacity. I turned on the television and switched from channel to channel. A lady in an American movie wanted to know: "What?s that supposed to mean?" I switched channels. "I?ve no idea" answered the man in the talk show. I switched back: "Yes" the lady in the movie said. "No" answered the man in the talk show after I?d switched channels again. What is happening to me? I went to the kitchen, put the kettle on and started thinking about money - some people owned portfolios. "... shares took a drastic nose-dive to-day " someone on the telly said. So I turned it off. That?s when it started, during an early winter invasion in November that felt like a reversed spring. Through layers of wet snow in the field over by the beeches shone bright green leaves, that same juicy green that creepers show in April when they announce blissful May. But this was November and there was nothing to look forward to on that day other than getting a log-fire going in the evening, till the stove-pipe turned burning red. And the peace. All of a sudden there was this ?other condition?: relief and contentment. A feeling rather than a scientifically measurable term, gratitude that youthful ambitions didn?t work out and one didn?t end up in cobwebs of obligations. Success seemed to imply hindrance to the advance of the soul. The ?feeling? consisted mainly of the absence of certain elements: pop music, mechanical noise, people... A term I read in a novel once, came to my mind: ?Misanthropologist?. I had to laugh, things were put into reverse, what had been interesting before was now boring, what was important was now unimportant and what used to be right was now wrong. A reciprocal element appeared in many things: as one thing improved, another deteriorated. `The Reciprokal System? I called it. (One has to give names to things at a certain age). I was, however, oblivious of the fact that this apparently unspectacular state would later on lead me into certain dilemmas. I was convinced that somehow it had to do with Vilayat?s sitar music. The playing finger of his right hand danced up and down like the sting of the scorpion. It was around the time when Indian music went out of fashion. Even the Catholic Church had intervened: We have instructions from above not to allow your music to be performed here anymore. I didn?t ask: from how far above...? Next, muscle men replaced thin hippie boys in fashion shows. Cars with wide tyres and boom-boom appeared. Refined sentiments were regarded a weakness. Little smiles between strangers went, too. The term ?soul? was subtly discredited and it wasn?t long till I wanted nothing more than my peace and quiet. Vilayat Khan had been like opium or heroin: in the end I always relapsed - the soul had no knowledge of a better, a richer watering place. After forty thousand hours of practice and thirty-five years later there is still hope that the sentiments that stem from this music may help me break through to a life of ordered neglect.

1 Tardeo
A reminiscence. Fragments of a melody that I used to practise in a small room in Bombay, India, sometime in the
early seventies of the twentieth century. As these fragments resound a time warp occurs, and sounds, odours,
weather, people reappear ? it seems that thirty years have not really passed since then. The impression is blissful,
precious, but lasts only a split second. It is perhaps for this reason that I kept this piece so short

2 ?Stamboul Train?.
This title is a quotation for two reasons: firstly, there is Graham Greene?s novel. It inspired me to call a chapter of
my novel ?The Paisley Handicap? after it. The trip by train to Istanbul was undertaken by my wife Ute and myself
in 1987. The chapter in the novel is pure fiction - only Abdullah is real. The piece is based on a Turkish folk or
dervish song, that we heard on the radio in Turkey. There have been a number of earlier versions of this piece that
I discarded, versions that, in my opinion, lacked the metaphysical balance. This version from 2003 satisfied me.

3 The Quiet World of Shree Nityananda.
Again several versions were made until I settled for this one. It represents an India without noise, stress and
competitive money-oriented thinking, that once existed. I still experienced this India in my younger days. Before
my mind?s intuitive eye the life and times of great Yogi and sorcerer Nityananda appear. Shree Nityananda
never said very much to anyone but who apparently gave inner peace to many.

4 Kubra
The intention here was to slow down the listeners frequency of thinking instead of creating excitement. This style
of composition was favoured by Florian Fricke (of Popol Vuh ? fame), a much underestimated German composer
of the 1970ies. I had the good fortune of working with him on a number of projects, including film music for
Werner Herzog. Kubra contains two sitars - one male, one female - in a dialogue, they are accompanied by an
incongruent simple drum beat.

5 Die Heiligsprechung des Helmut S.
The German word ?Heiligsprechung? points toward a declaration of sainthood. In this case, however, the meaning
and the context of the word and the person concerned are left ambigously open. Certainly holiness concernes
persons who have not the slightest interest in being ?certified? by theologicians or made public. To me theology
has always seemed to be the slightly ridiculous attempt to assess exalted states of consciousness with the means of
ordinary ones.

6 The Paisley Handicap
This stems from the early nineteen-nineties, a time when I thought that I had a clear vision of the music of the
future. It is one of my ?structural? pieces, one that is supposed to incorporate many genres of music. The mezzo-
soprano part is performed by Martina Koppelstetter.

7 Turya
The title track aims at the ideal of transforming and purifying any situation or object exposed to its sound.
Dispite its very simple form, this piece is the result of a long and tedious work process, one that includes the
exploration of different subtle emotional states with their specific landscapes, plus the sifting
and comparing of the effect of the music at different times, places, moods, plus the reaction different people
showed. Turya is an Indian word, meaning the transcendental state.



The God Parfume II (2000)

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.

1. Opal Moon
2. Black Princess
3. The Paisley Handicap
4. Ghazal
5. Crystal Night Prayer
6. White Marble Reverence


Konya (1997)

1. Konya
2. Anahat 841
3. Eastern
4. Konya



Beautiflu Marva (1993)

1 Door Of The Minibar
2 Tiefe Nacht Der Selle
3 The King's Chamber
4 Isfahan Green
5 Hearts Of Space
6 Beautiful Marva
7 Silent Voice
8 Minibar Recall


Kamasutra Experience (1999)

1. Mahal
2. Door of the Minbar
3. Paisley in Meherabad
4. Silent Voice
5. Atma Drum
6. The King's Chamber
7. A Hundred Moons
8. Mahal Recall
9. Isfahan Green



Divan I Khas (1984)

1 Visions Of Vilayat Khan 5:10
2 Hirubilal Part 1 1:51
3 Piz Pakiza 7:24
4 The Anahat Syndrome 4:21
5 Barhat Anga 7:08
6 Hirubilal Part 2 3:31
7 Zuban 4:25
8 Oriam Qarz 4:57



Utopia (1993)

1 Utopia 15:43
2 Denia 6:47
3 Numa 5:50
4 Cherry Blossom 5:45
5 Mikado 3:41



Al Gromer Khan - Space Hotel. 1997

01. La Chanson De La Rose 07:08
02. Dance The Hadra 13:10
03. The Wayfarer 08:37
04. Vilayat's Song 02:44
05. Utopia Al-Kahira-Beautiful Future 08:04
06. Mast Africaine 06:27
07. The Samarkand Run 06:37
08. How Can We B Sure? 07:07


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