Like the forests that creator William Sol roams in rural Washington state, Prana Crafter’s music is both familiar and ever-changing. Without pledging devotion to any one, Sol invokes great spirits of the past with acoustic and electric guitars, synths, and hand drums. Not so much an album as it is a channeling, "Bodhi Cheetah’s Choice" needs to be heard by the third ear.
Fans of Six Organs of Admittance, Popol Vuh, John Fahey’s late-60s experimental side, and slightly melted third generation audience tapes of 72-74-era Dead will find their new favorite modern alchemist when they give "Bodhi Cheetah’s Choice" a spin.
- Jeff Conklin (WFMU)