with Sukhawat Ali Khan and Robert Powell
"With the release of 'Receive' and the wonder of Sukhawat Ali Khan's soaring voice added to the lush arrangements, Praetzel's new music will knock you off your feet."
~ Ben Kettlewell/Alternate Music Press
an East/West Blend of Spirit and Groove
2 I Am What I Am FULL MP3
3 Tarana FULL MP3
4 Ropes and Ladders sample mp3
5 Eternal Wife sample mp3
8 Elder Days sample mp3
9 Fish That Walk On Land
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Conrad Praetzel: sound design, sampling, keyboards and percussion
Sukhawat Ali Khan: vocals
Robert Powell: guitars, dobro, pedal steel, electric sitar
Solomon Feldthouse: oud, ney flute
Sachiko Kanenobu: vocals
and featuring Prophet Omega's sermon on I Am What I Am
Lucinda Williams listed Receive as one of her favorite cds in Oprah Magazine (March 2005) and on amazon.com.
some quotes about Receive ....
"The album is a combination of spellbinding vocals and compelling percussion that compliment the more western instrumentation , together creating a unique hybrid of world influences, western tonalities, and irresistible electronic textures."
~ Ben Kettlewell Alternate Music Press
Prophet Omega completists who tune in to hear his cameo will likely be charmed by the swirling East-meets-West concoctions.
~Peter Melton/ Tower Pulse (selected as Indie 100 Fave)
Sukhawat certainly has the real goods ~ Bob Tarte The Beat
"One of the more outstanding tracks in terms of spaghetti East-meets-West is "Ropes And Ladders," as electric and pedal steel guitar [Robert Powell] accent the whirring exotic beats and drifts acapella, *excellent*!"
~ Kim Alexander Last Sigh
ôReceive receives an 8.4 for excellence in craftsmanship and purity in emotion....these uplifting pieces truly do achieve their aspirations"
~ David J Opdyke AmbiEntrance May "99
Sukhawat Ali Khan