Even before the release of the new Deuter album cover painted by Ma Deva Padma, the disc name, Immortelle, sort of seemed to hint and represent Deuter’s immersion into the world of the immortal Oriental deities. But it turned out that this music-genius musician-healer dedicated the music to something much more close and clear around us in everyday life — medicinal plants. Actually, “Immortelle” is “only” everlasting grass in bright yellow inflorescences, which is certainly not something that would come to mind if you were walking on green summer fields. Like the rest of the plants after which the album tracks were named, everlasting grass is considered to be very useful, able to help with a whole bunch of different diseases. Basically, the theme of medicinal herbs, the properties of which were known to our forefathers, and which are able to compete with all that chemistry that we are stuffed with by the pharmaceutical industry, have repeatedly appealed musicians, creating “new age” music for relaxation and spiritual practices, and interest in the subject by Deuter is understandable. But how does this affect his music? It has, to my ears, become more earthy with the music reflecting the rhythms of life, forcing us to move in the eternal whirling universe cycles, but at the same time, sometimes giving the opportunity here for a reason, no reason, no reason at all, to stand still plunged into the silence of the surrounding nature, breathing in the smell of tart and rich wildflowers, running your hand along the long stems waving from the warm June breeze, and feeling, coming from them, the life-giving energy from the sun.
Deuter’s Immortelle is a symphony of nature, pure and innocent, untouched by human aggression, with which the Great Mother is ready to share its own aspects. And in this symphony is reflected all that is the basis of creativity by Deuter: an absolute slow pace and total peace, quiet polyphony of the set of musical tools he uses, and almost intimate smooth ambient backgrounds. Sometimes he gently whispers Indian flute, then for a light shading of brooding melancholy he adds real cello, or acoustic guitar, or a piano part that sounds calm, airy and meditative. Meanwhile, the guitar may sound like a testament to wake up and hit the road, and smooth synth sounds draw pictures of a summer starry sky and seems to break through the veil and be incredibly exalted above the heavenly gardens, where the voices of angels reign. This music was created in order to bring peace to your soul, and it is excellent in doing that. So do not miss the new album by this musical wizard, the one whose name is on the cover, which should tell you everything you need to know better than any of my recommendations.