The German composer and multi-instrumentalist Deuter, considered one of the fathers of New Age music, returns with Immortelle, an album completely inspired by and dedicated to natural health, creating musical tunes that are small tributes to different medicinal plants.
Each track on Immortelle (New Earth Records) has been named using the name of a plant, with Deuter, who lives in the countryside, near the great desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, delivering his creation as a way of thanks and recognition of the service that these species have given and provide humans forever.
This pioneer of the New Age, which has more than sixty albums to his credit since 1971 and has been awarded in 2016 with the prestigious ZMR Lifetime Achievement Award, seeks inspiration in the small elements that make up the whole: people, places, cultures and especially nature and its healing power.
Immortelle is composed of eight songs that share their names with different plants: Monarda (Bergamot Silvestre), Sonnenbraut (Helenium), Traubensilberkerze (black cohosh), Lily of the Valley, Vervain (Vervena), Binsuga (Melisa or Melissa), Immortelle and Cumaru. The melodies create atmospheres that recreate the spirit of plants and describe their environment or the natural habitat of which are native.
In this new album, Deuter creates subtle, intimate, great environmental and musical textures, while playing different instruments, including flutes, keyboards, cello, piano and guitar. He also incorporates his voice that subtly appears as an instrument in the mix. For different moments of Immortelle he has also created sounds of violins, strings, harpsichord, bells, harp and drums.
Like the other special disks by Deuter, Immortelle offers transportation to a harmonious, healthy, comfortable world, a moment of meditation, connecting with those things that are beyond worldly concerns, inviting contemplation and inner silence.
Immortelle by Deuter is available for downloading online.
— Pablo Rego