This week’s feature artist is Deuter ( Deuter Music ) and we’ll be featuring selected tracks from his new album “Immortelle” (as well as a few of his earlier works). Born in postwar Germany, Deuter taught himself the guitar, the flute, harmonica 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 modern 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 songs, the open sea, and wind in the trees.
Inspired by nature and dedicated to healing, each track of “Immortelle” has been given the name of a medicinal plant that has helped humanity for millennia. Each soothing melody is an expression of Deuter’s gratitude for the profound healing our planet provides. Deuter is a master of receiving the sounds that no one can hear and translating them for us all to enjoy. “Immortelle” guides the listener through a deeply restorative journey that gives the gift of silence through sound.