I found this wonderful healing CD at my old stomping ground off State Street in Madison, WI at Shaktis. I thought it was the perfect CD to carry on the theme of centering and grounding using the analogy of a mountain.
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For over three decades, New Earth Records recording artist Deuter has been merging influences, blending genres and shifting musical paradigms on a global scale.
Born in 1945 in postwar Germany, Deuter studied the flute, taught himself guitar and just about every instrument he could get his hands on, though it wasn’t until after a near-fatal car crash in his early twenties that he decided to pursue a career in music. His first release in 1970, simply entitled “D,” was to become a modernist classic. “D” marked the beginning of Deuter’s spiritual and musical journey, ostensibly paving the way for a new genre of music known as “New Age,” which combined acoustic and electronic elements with ethnic instrumentation and nature sounds, such as whale and bird song, the open sea, wind in the trees, et cetera.
Over the years, Deuter has continued learn and master a vast array of instruments, including the drums, the shakuhachi flute, the koto, sitar, Tibetan singing bowls, santoor, bhuzuki, piano and keyboard. He’s recorded and released over 60 albums and has sold too many records to count. All the while, Deuter has never ceased to explore new frequencies and resonances. “One thing that is important for me is that I love dancing on the edge of the unknown–to play around and open doors I haven’t walked through before,” says Deuter. It is this very outlook that has kept him at the forefront of musical evolution for over 35 years.
Deuter lives and works in the mountains outside of Santa Fe New Mexico, creating the contemplative, healing music he’s become known for today. His most recent albums include “East of the Full Moon,” two bestselling recordings of Tibetan singing bowls, called “Nada Himalaya”, as well as 2003’s “Earth Blue,” a collaboration with Volkswagen for their Autostadt exhibition in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Deuter’s masterful meditation music echoes the pristine essence of a Himalayan retreat by integrating Tibetan bells and bowls, chimes, and the natural sounds of a mountain stream. Expanding reverberations and overtones meld in perfect harmony.
Reviews “…Deuter has been gifted with an exquisite number of superb percussion pieces from Nepal, Tibet, Japan, and India. Sounding them with both tenderness and feeling, he manifests a timeless space in which endlessly expanding reverberations and overtones meld in perfect harmony.” –New Age Retailer Magazine
“The sound of the mild connection with the bowls echoes and drifts to the point of entering the realm of silence. Nada’s subtitle, ‘Music for Meditation,’ reveals ambient music at its very core…” –New Age Voice
You can hear the full CD during one of my yoga classes, or listen to clips and purchase it for your own listening pleasure at:
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