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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 modernist classic. D marked the beginning of Deuter's spiritual and ... Read more in Amazon's Deuter Store

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  • Audio CD (November 3, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Kuckuck Schallplatten
  • ASIN: B0000018WG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,215 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The surge of interest in world music has brought to light the important contributions of German multi-instrumentalist, Deuter. In the 1970s, this innovative artist helped to set the tone for a warm, highly accessible approach to music from other cultures. Few albums illustrate this more profoundly than Deuter's 1979 release, Ecstasy.

Ecstasy is one of several pivotal albums that Deuter recorded as a result of his studies in India during the mid 1970s. There he took up residence in an ashram, probing deeply into Indian music, and completed many compositions that he had begun in Germany. In mixing Eastern and Western textures with engaging, uplifting melodies, Deuter found an appropriate balance for his spiritual ideals. With soaring flutes, rich synthesizer textures, resonant guitars, spiraling sequencer patterns, and delicate percussion, he created a sense of exhilaration and joy matched by few artists. The music on Ecstasy truly lives up to its name.

About the Artist

Deuter, one of the first artists on the Kuckuck Schallplatten label, has thirteen titles on Kuckuck Schallplatten, as well as the musical score of a picture poem released on the MonteVideo label entitled The Petrified Forest. They offer his unique uplifting melodies played on flute, guitar and synthesizer, blended with the sounds of nature. His creations incorporate a lightness of spirit, depth of vision, and a musical medley of East and West.

Deuter himself is a product of both East and West. He was born in 1945, in a small village of post-war Germany. As a child, he learned flute and taught himself guitar and harmonica. As a young adult, he worked as a graphic designer and newspaper columnist in Munich, but the musical drive within him persisted. Eckart Rahn, a young record producer at that time, recognized Deuter's talents, and in 1971 released his first recording, D, on the then fledgling Kuckuck label.

Deuter began to go into the mountains to record birds, water and wind to accompany his music. He was one of the first artists to do so and his deep relationship with nature persists to this day. He also began his spiritual search, spending much of his time at an ashram in Poona, India. Deuter was also one of the first artists to blend that Eastern influence into his music. He did that blending in such a gentle fashion that it never jarred Western ears, unaccustomed to Eastern rhythms and tonalities.

Aum and Celebration were his first recordings to spring from this new direction in his life. His 1978 release, Haleakala, was recorded in Poona. This release was a true portrait of Deuter's spiritual quest as well as production talents. Using a four-track tape machine and a progression of sub-mixes down to two tracks, Deuter was able to blend his own performances of two flutes, two guitars, organ synthesizer, and bells percussion along with natural sounds. This sixteen-track requirement he accomplished in the middle of India on just four tracks with an amazing technical fidelity.

Future releases only perfected the recording quality of Deuter's magical music. In his own words, that music takes us to the beautiful place inside where the listener can experience warmth, the playfulness, the love, the compassion, the gentleness. That is the music I want to make for others. And that is just what he has done.

Cicada and Nirvana Road showcase Deuter's remarkable ability to produce music that is more and more danceful, lighter, happier and more playful, full of heart and still have in it somewhere a vision of silence. Call of the Unknown: Selected Pieces 1972-1986, contains a compilation of the most sublime pieces of Deuter's repertoire. Land of Enchantment is Deuter's biggest selling album.

His other recordings for Kuckuck Schallplatten are Ecstasy, Silence is the Answer, San, Sands of Time: Selected Studio & Concert Recordings 1974-1990 and Henon.

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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I have never been introduced to Deuter's talents before today---the music is some of the best I have ever heard--it is so beautiful and different, I will definitely be ordering cd's today---and introducing all my friends and family to his music---thanks for the great selection! Diana in Minneapolis
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bodhi Heeren on August 25, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is certainly Deuter as his mind-expanding best. Like his other albums from the seventies the music is very similar to the music he made for Osho's meditations, weird, inventive and obvious coming from a space far beyond the ordinary mind. In fact it's said that most of the music was channeled to Deuter from Osho (Deuter living in his ashram in Poona at this time of his life).

I like his later more slick and polished new age productions, but this music represents the highlight of his career. Strange, beautiful and pointing directly to the Beyond.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Haf on September 6, 2007
Format: Audio Cassette
I have several of Deuter's cds, and this is one of my favorites. It definitely has the right name, as it energetically lifts you up to a very high state of consciousness.

The album flows wonderfully from one cut to the next, each section fitting perfectly with the last.

If you like Deuter, find this cd. It's a must have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Hingstrum on May 11, 2009
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Get a cool drink, kick off your shoes, and push the recliner all the way back. The soothing music will lead your imagination to exotic landscapes or high mountain tops. Or use the CD as background music. Not intrusive, it has a calming effect as you do what must be done.
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By Worn Stone on February 16, 2014
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I have a number of Deuter CDs, and I have always found them calming, uplifting and often happy. This is the first one I've bought in a few years, and it's quite different from the others I have. It feels very intense and stimulating, which is okay, but not what I'm used to. I bought the CD for Ecstasy, because I couldn't download it online. It is very intense and feels as if I'm speeding through the air, just above a stormy sea. There are also a couple of pieces in which he uses a large and powerful organ. The whole CD is pretty strong, with the exception of the final piece, which is the Deuter I know and love. He leaves the listener on an uplifting note.
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