Release Date: 13 February 2007
Deuter usually releases albums that fall in one of two categories: either they are more rhythmic and borrow from an extensive palette of ethnic instrumentation (for example, SUN SPIRIT), or they are mystical and deeply ambient (BUDDHA NATURE). KOYASAN resides in category number two. The album is a shimmering soundscape of haunting shakuhachi flutes and Chinese erhu, immersed in silky, flowing synth atmosphere.
The comparison to BUDDHA NATURE is a fitting one, as both albums carry a similar tone - enchanting Asian sounds and a mood that falls somewhere between reflective and melancholy. The album was designed to create a serene environment for Reiki and the healing arts, and it certainly succeeds in drawing you in to its powerfully tranquil and intimate world of sound.
Deuter: Chinese erhu, Japanese shakuhachi flute, East Indian tamboura, Tibetan singing bowls, drums, cello, koto, sitar, santoor, buzuki, piano, keyboard
Latest release from top-selling artist in the new age/Reiki genre. A global mixture of instruments includes Chinese erhu, Japanese shakuhachi flute, East Indian tamboura, and Tibetan singing bowls. Takes the listener on a serene, mystical voyage through a variety of peaceful soundscapes with a relaxed and soothing pace.
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About the Author
If Deuter does not give you his exact address you'll most likely never find his domain. It is hidden deep in the New Mexico forest he shares with birds, deer, roadrunners, snakes and coyotes. The sound of wind chimes and bees fill the air. He is a beekeeper; recently he's been regularly visited by a bear who rather indelicately tried to sample the sweet wares of his hives.
Between studio sessions you'll probably find the musician reshaping his pond or crafting zen-like furniture in his workshop. Deuter describes himself as a hermit/monk/wolf living in the wild (and enjoying it!). He designed his house using the principles of Feng Shui.
The studio, with its large windows and views of the forest, is a sanctuary ? a laboratory for music-making that includes instruments from all over the world: Shakuhachi flutes, sitars, tablas, santoors, a Turkish sasz, and a Persian tar; Chimes, bowls, Tibetan bells and of course, keyboards, guitars, and synthesizers. If you are lucky enough to be invited into Deuter's world while he is recording, you will experience a transformation as he disappears into the magic of his music.
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Reviews of Koyasan - Reiki Sound Healing:
'Deuter, whom I consider the prototypical new age music artist, puts his entire palette of musical abilities on display on Koyasan, all the proof one needs of Deuter's singular artistry and vision, which should convince even jaded listeners that he is nowhere near done favoring us with his magic, but is still fully capable of delighting and enthralling us. Highest recommendation!' New Age Reporter
"Deuter's 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.' All Music Guide
'We have been playing Deuter's music now for over twenty-two years. Like the Tao that cannot be spoken, the compositions he orchestrates cannot be easily described in words ... if music can take you to Nirvana, deuter would be your conductor.' Transitions Radio
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