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Reiki Hands of Love by Deuter
- posted by Michael Diamond on 3/27/2015
Reiki Hands Of Love by Deuter
Way back at the dawning of the new age music genre in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s a few seminal musicians 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


To read a full length review of this CD, as well as others, please visit: www.michaeldiamondmusic.com
Rating: Excellent
Reiki Hands of Love by Deuter
- posted by Steve Sheppard on 3/25/2015
Reiki Hands of Love
This is a moment to savour and a moment to remember forever, as I sit here in total peace and bliss, listening to Reiki Hands of Love by an artist I have long admired as a listener and as a Reiki Teacher and healer myself.
Reiki Hands of Love is a respectful album of great passion and healing and with its opening track, nods the musical hat, to the last release with great reverence, those who liked the Light album will be over joyed with the Love release.
The opening piece Morning Silhouettes, lends itself energetically to relaxation and healing with great ease, ideal for relaxing to or for helping a client relax.
Morning Silhouettes 2, has a slightly higher vibration, but the essence of the keyboards and synths are so well layered you would hardly notice. The strings in this composition are so delightfully arranged, that they create a warm feeling all around you as you listen.
Track three take us on an upward spiral towards the sky, in fact if you close your eyes and focus on the music, you will easily be able to go Cloud Surfing, it is so gently played that it creates a state of spacious ambience around the listener.
Love’s Winged Messenger is next, Deuter has created something deeper here, you will feel an abundant state of oneness about you, this is an amazing peace with some supreme harmonic flute from the master, Deuter.
I never want this moment to end, Hands of Love is now playing. Deuters flute here reminds me so much of the track Buddha Nature, that I am in rapture, the sun streams in through my window and all is right with my world, the floating synths and calming piano create a marvellous interplay with the stringed effects, this is beyond excellent.
I listen to Unknown Doors with some very angelic vocals, these are filled with such emotion, that it will place you in a world of sonic ecstasy by its universal tones.
To say I am in awe of the music would probably be doing this outstanding album a total injustice; my words can only paint you a picture of its brilliance and of its pleasure. Deeper than Sky is next, the performance starts to resonate with a determined focus, the keyboards and the flute are so deeply harmonious, its moving to the very deepest level and the vocals only go to emphasise what an outstanding piece this is.
Still Stones of Silence is one of those dramatic compositions that will take you back in time, that will hold you in its memory and manifest a world of imaginary around you with such perfect clarity. The stillness and powerful nature of this piece is outstanding, it’s steeped in years of experience, but still has an element of freshness about its energy.
Deuter ends the album with a piece called Free Forever, it’s time to lie back in the arms of joy and soak your senses in the music, for a final time. To say this man is a genius is understating the obvious, the composition here is lighter in its nature, it has the perfect increase in energy, just enough to lift the listener from a meditative state into the everyday world, and to leave them with a feeling of elation.
Reiki Hands of Love in my opinion, is a benchmark album, in the new age music industry of the 21st century, Deuter has created here a second masterpiece for you to fall head over heels in love with, with Deuter it really is a case of love and light, sublimely created by a musicians hands who are not only bathed in the loving energies of Reiki, but by a musician who really knows what his listening audience wants. As a writer and listener, I can only suggest you buy this album, but I warn you, you will never stop playing it, as a Reiki Master/Teacher, you will do no better than Deuters music and Reiki Hands of Love is the perfect example of true healing music, created by someone who actually cares.
Rating: Excellent
Inner Witness by Al Gromer Khan
- posted by Steve Sheppard on 3/25/2015
Inner Witness
Let’s take a look at Al Gromer Khan’s album Inner Witness. The album instantly manifests that feeling of inner peace and calm within you, from the very start with the opening title track Inner Witness. With its soft vocalizations and the layered backdrop of subtle synth ambience, it is just perfection.
We move on to Ring of Power featuring Gromer Khan’s free flowing Sitar, the musical narrative, the deep resonating soundscapes and the vocalisations give a feeling of ancestral power.
Universal Halal is an oasis of sound, a moving composition that is perfection in its creation.
Meditating at the Ritz has a combination of perceptive percussion and some added vocalisation that really generates an overall sense of flow and fluent energy.
Spring Soliloquy gives us a moment to sample some delightful keyboards, then Gromer Khan’s Sitar begins, creating something very special indeed. It is only a short track, but has layers of interest carved within its tones.
The longest track is up next, it’s called Lustra. The pace and percussion picks up and creates a lightness in its approach, you will enjoy Gromer Khan’s performance on Sitar on this track.
The slow almost danceable percussion on the track A Friend is the driving force, but when that stops, the synths create an incredible inner dimension, the keyboards then add to the mix as Gromer Khan’s Sitar adds its energy where needed.
The Wind at Cape Spartel is up next, this is an extremely ambient moment of sublime perfection that fashions a stunning vista of music for you to enjoy.
Now for a little seductive jazz and boogie here on the track Marva Sitar Boogie. Gromer Khan picks up the pace and adds a fair slice of rhythm into the mix as well, an addictive little track of many pleasures.
Vivid Dream (In which I was granted three hill-side castles made of Moon Beam) is up next. The very opening of this track is so melodic and picturesque, in short Gromer Khan creates in 2 minutes and 30 seconds what most of us would take weeks to conjure up in dream time, it feels like a statement has been made in the music and the ambience is stunning.
Now allow your senses to be bathed in the gentle waves of genius with Bei Isny, a little gem of a composition, the sensuality of the synths fill the space around you in a warm, peaceful meditative way, allowing you to literally drift on into bliss with ease.
Alchemy 1000 is the penultimate piece on the album, the Sitar here is almost outer worldly. This is an arrangement is to be admired. Once more there is a distinctive space styled feeling to the music that is so delightful to immerse in.
We come to the final track on Al Gromer Khan’s Inner Witness, it’s called Lucid Days. The tempo and melody is both clever and well-crafted, and would suit a movie segment with great ease, it is a superb way to leave the album.
Inner Witness by Al Gromer Khan has been a pleasure; its ambience has created for me a place of peacefulness and calm and given me an opportunity to connect with some astonishing fluent and creative music. This is one album you really need to add to your collection.
Rating: Excellent
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