Mar 3, 2013

Sundaze 1309

Hello, thanks to all my well wishers, after a miserable day yesterday full of shaking chills I had to drop the beats, luckily today I feel somewhat better I just keep on sneezing and working my way through packets of tissues. I hope I get this virus under control, meanwhile I had enough juice left to share another dose of Deuter.

Like many artists in the contemporary instrumental realm, today's artist mixes acoustic and electronic instruments, ethnic influences, and sounds from nature -- only he's been doing it since the early '70s. His style is characterized by gentle melodies and joyful rhythms that render his music accessible even as he presents an intriguing blend of Eastern and Western styles. ..N'joy..

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Born Georg Deuter in 1945 in post-war Germany in the town of Falkenhagen, he taught himself the guitar, flute, harmonica and "just about every instrument I could get my 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, entitled D, is widely acknowledged as a Krautrock 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, etc.

During the 1970s and 1980s Deuter, after travelling extensively in Asia in search of spiritual and creative inspiration, settled for a long time in Pune, India, where under the name Chaitanya Hari he became a neo-sannyasin — a disciple of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who later changed his name to Osho. With the aid of a multitrack tape machine, living in the neo-sannyas ashram, he produced a series of music tapes to be used in "active meditations", consisting of several "stages" of ten or fifteen minutes each, which range between, and often merge, Indian classical motifs, fiery drums, loops, synthesisers, bells, musique concrète and pastoral acoustic passages. These works, constructed to the master's instructions in consultation with a team of disciples testing the meditation methods, deserve recognition for their purely functional or objective origination as well as for their originality, power and sometimes beauty.

In the early 1990s, Deuter — who always retained his professional name — ended his long standing relationship with Kuckuck, the small record label that had released nearly 20 original Deuter albums in as many years, and relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he signed a deal with New Earth Records, an independent label founded by fellow sannyasin Bhikkhu Schober and Waduda Paradiso. This proved to be a lucrative move for all involved, as Deuter's New Earth Records releases, the majority of them intended to accompany various healing and spiritual practices such as Reiki, massage and meditation or, in the case of Earth Blue (2003), a collaboration with the Autostadt Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, have sold well over half a million copies.

Deuter continues to learn and master an ever-expanding array of instruments, including the drums, the shakuhachi flute, the koto, sitar, Tibetan singing bowls, santoor, bouzouki, piano and keyboard. He has recorded and released over 60 albums and claims to have sold more than he can count during the course of his career.

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Silence is the answer is one of the best recordings of all time to go into a deep meditative trance. Experience this with headphones especially after breathing and it transports one to another reality. If your into meditation, breathwork, light/sound machines, or just enjoy being in altered states of conscieneness. There's a double bill here.

Deuter - Silence is the Answer (flac  364mb)

01 Silence is the Answer Pt 1 5:51
02 Silence is the Answer Pt 2 11:57
03 Silence is the Answer Pt 3 6:13
04 Silence is the Answer Pt 4 12:34
05 Silence is the Answer Pt 5 1:04
06 Silence is the Answer Pt 6 5:44
01 Gratitude 3:20
02 Call Of The Unknown 4:59
03 My Best Friend Is A Buddha 5:19
04 Aus Der Stille 1:50
05 As Far As The Ear Can Listen 4:29
06 Song Of The Heart 2:09
07 Dawn 3:39
08 Loving A Buddha Pt 1&2 6:30
09 Divine Dust 5:43
10 I Take Rest 3:51
11 Ananda Nada 1:12

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Nada Himalaya is one of the strongest meditation/healing discs of the '90s. Deuter lived and traveled in Asia for ten years and amassed a collection of Tibetan bowls and bells. The sonority of these bowls is absolute. The power is magnificent to the tenth power. Deuter is the veteran's veteran and has injected the spirit of his experiences into this CD. The extra attraction is the melody. Deuter designed the sound to serve as an ambient soundscape as well as a meditation focal point.

Deuter - Nada Himalaya (flac 231mb)

01 Nada Himalaya 1 31:19
02 Nada Himalaya 2 16:07
03 Final 2:58

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Of all the CDs designed to accompany the healing energy of Reiki, Reiki: Hands of Light, by Deuter, is one of the best, if not the best. That is no surprise, because Deuter always ascends to the top in whatever style he chooses. His releases are always diverse, with many different applications. This CD is perfect for use in the healing arts. It is also outstanding ambient and deep space music. The atmospheres and soundscapes evoke images of exploration and discovery. It is like a perpetual sunrise -- always new.

Deuter - Reiki-Hands of Light (flac 233mb)

01 Loving Touch 10:10
02 Healing Circle 12:00
03 Waves Of Light 10:40
04 Illumination Of The Heart 9:30
05 Mystic Voyage 8:40
06 Shamanic Healing 11:00

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Anonymous said...

I too am working through tissues, the chills and a sleepless night all reading about Deuter on your site. Have his Nada Himalaya, look forward to the Reiki disc. Thanks for sharing, get well soon.

Emblem said...

The Deuter links are down due to inactivity. Could you please reup them. This would be very nice of you.
Thank you a lot for these re-discoveries!