This CD was composed with the idea of reflecting the moods of the night, its silence and its soft songs, when the human mind has gone to sleep to dream different dreams. Elegant, open, and peaceful, East of the Full Moon evokes images of the night sky, the moon appearing behind clouds, the world losing its stark colors, and the trees becoming just shadows against the moon.
About the Artist
For over three decades, New Earth Records recording artist Deuter has been merging influences, blending genres and shifting musical paradigms on a global scale.
Born in 1945 in postwar Germany, Deuter studied the flute, taught himself guitar 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 modernist 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, et cetera.
Over the years, Deuter has continued learn and master a vast array of instruments, including the drums, the shakuhachi flute, the koto, sitar, Tibetan singing bowls, santoor, bhuzuki, piano and keyboard. He's recorded and released over 60 albums and has sold too many records to count. All the while, Deuter has never ceased to explore new frequencies and resonances. "One thing that is important for me is that I love dancing on the edge of the unknown--to play around and open doors I haven't walked through before," says Deuter. It is this very outlook that has kept him at the forefront of musical evolution for over 35 years.
Deuter lives and works in the mountains outside of Santa Fe New Mexico, creating the contemplative, healing music he's become known for today. His most recent albums include "East of the Full Moon," two bestselling recordings of Tibetan singing bowls, called "Nada Himalaya", as well as 2003's "Earth Blue," a collaboration with Volkswagen for their Autostadt exhibition in Wolfsburg, Germany.