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The multi-instrumentalist Georg Deuter (born 1 February 1945) should really be acclaimed as the first new age musician in the world. His blending of beautiful meditative Eastern-influenced music and nature sounds was way before his time. In the sixties he worked as a graphic designer and newspaper columnist in Munich. However, from childhood onwards he taught himself to play flute, guitar and harmonica. In 1970 he embarked on an extended journey to Persia, awakening his passion for Eastern ethnic music, philosophy and religions. When he returned to Munich, he began to perform at clubs as a one man band, and was signed up with Kuckuck.
D (1971) was totally different to his later style, making massive use of distorted electric guitars, searing organ, raga rock rhythms, psychedelic sound collages and backwards tapes. A real psychedelic treat! As with all future albums, Deuter also acted as producer and engineer. Aum (1972) was something totally different. His first attempt at merging sitars, tablas and flutes to the sounds of birds, wind and water (reflecting Deuter's deep relationship with nature), resulted in an addictive, aesthetic music.
Like Florian Fricke in Popol Vuh, Deuter experienced a religious revival and converted his name into Chaitanya Hari Deuter. In Poona, India, he found his guru in Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Celebration (1976) did indeed celebrate Center's spiritual revival and focused on beauty and harmony. The peaceful music was full of joy and warmth. Indeed, he had now found his own distinctive and personal style, and, from this point on, his albums grew increasingly celestial, meditative and beautiful. During the following years, Deuter lived and recorded his music in Poona.
1. Babylon: Andantino/Allegro 138 A/Andante/Allegro 138 B (14:59)
2. Der Turm/Fluchtpunkt (4:30)
3. Krishna Eating Fish and Chips (10:16)
4. Atlantis (6:06)
5. Gammastrahlen-Lamm (5:04)
Deuter - Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Electronics, Sitar, Percussion