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MDiamond ,

Review excerpt from Music and Media Focus

Way back at the dawning of the new age music genre in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s a few seminal musicians such as Steven Halpern, Constance Demby, and Iasos planted the seeds of a new kind of music that was in tune with the awakening consciousness and emerging spirituality of the time. One of them was German-born Deuter (pronounced Doy-ter) who released his first album in 1971. Since that time, Deuter has recorded over 60 albums, with much of it focused on spiritual practices and the healing arts. His recent release, is based on Reiki (pronounced ray-key), a hands-on energy balancing technique developed in Japan.

“Morning Light Silhouettes,” opens the album with soft synthesizer textures that ebb and flow around a graceful piano melody, joined by Deuter’s airy flute in the second half. On “Love’s Winged Messenger,” the warm earthy sound of acoustic guitar is heard for the first time on the recording. Interesting contrasts abound as the nylon string guitar blends with what sounds like two different flutes – a silver flute and a Japanese wooden shakuhachi flute, as well as ethereal synthesizers and a woody marimba-like sound. Deuter’s flute playing is quite lovely and I appreciated how tastefully he uses vibrato in his tone. One of my favorite tracks was the final cut, entitled “Free Forever.” I particularly liked the sweet tinkling bell sounds that evoked an image of stardust falling to earth, as the song begins.

While the serene music on this recording certainly makes a perfect background for Reiki or any kind of healing work and meditation, it is also a high quality listening experience in itself for anyone who enjoys relaxing instrumental new age music. . The album is beautifully recorded and mixed, revealing Deuter’s skills as an arranger as well as an instrumentalist. But beyond the physical aspects of the music, the energy and vibration of it is perceptible on a whole other level, and resonates deeply in the body, mind, and spirit of the listener. Deuter is truly a master of his craft, and a pioneer in the field of healing music

GenaPeters ,

DEUTER’S REIKI HANDS OF LOVE CD IS FOLLOWUP TO REIKI HANDS OF LIGHT

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REIKI HANDS OF LOVE
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Deuter has long been one of the top new age musicians in the world (60 albums over the last 45 years) and he is still making exceptional music. Just take a listen to his new recording REIKI HANDS OF LOVE, a quality right-in-the-pocket new age album featuring a combination of melodic tunes and some hauntingly-lovely ambient. The music contains piano, synthesizer, flute, acoustic guitar, violin, cello, harpsichord and electric piano -- all played by Deuter. The art of Reiki (pronounced RAY-key), by the way, is a relaxation and healing technique involving the laying of hands on the body of the patient. This is simply beautiful music. If you are a fan of either Deuter, new age music in general, or both, this is one for you.

CandiceMichelle1 ,

Review from Journeyscapes Radio

Sitting among the most quintessential of New Age composers is Deuter (pronounced “Doy-tur”), an early pioneer of this musical genre whose impressive catalog of serene soundscapes extends back to the early 1970’s. Reiki (pronounced “RAY-key”) – an ancient energy healing system from Japan – is the inspiration for “Reiki Hands of Love”, which joins the ranks among other Reiki themed albums such as his highly acclaimed “Reiki Hands of Light” (1998), and “Koyasan: Reiki Sound Healing” (2007).
Like a subtly sweet aroma, “Reiki Hands of Love” is an album to reach for when you want to create an atmosphere of pure peace. It is ‘high vibration’ music in that it resonates with the upper chakras (heart, throat, brow and crown) which possesses a gossamer, heavenly quality conveyed by soothing synthesizers and classical instruments.
The album’s first piece, “Morning Light Silhouettes”, opens with gentle piano, followed by misty chords, strings and flute. These relaxing elements are present throughout the album, along with other calm-inducing sounds such as gentle guitar on “Love’s Winged Messenger”, angelic voices on “Unknown Doors”, and harpsichord on “Deeper than the Sky”.
I tend to listen to this type of music most during the early morning due to its lighter, brighter nature, though others might find it suitable for drifting off to sleep to at night. Regardless, this is holistic music clearly intended to heal and soothe. “Reiki Hands of Love” again demonstrates why Deuter’s name is virtually synonymous with New Age music, and this blissfully tranquil yet positively engaging album should be an essential part of any Energy healer’s, Massage or Spa therapist’s collection.

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