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D is the debut studio album of composer Georg Deuter, a German New Age instrumentalist and recording artist known for his meditative style that blends Eastern and Western musical styles. The album was released in 1971 by Kuckuck Schallplatten.
After travelling extensively in Asia in search of spiritual and creative inspiration, Deuter settled for a long time in Pune, India, where under the name Chaitanya Hari he became a neo-sannyasin - a disciple of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. With the aid of a multitrack tape machine, living in the neo-sannyas ashram, Deuter produced a series of music tapes to be used in "active meditations", consisting of several "stages" of ten or fifteen minutes each, which range between, and often merge, Indian classical motifs, fiery drums, loops, synthesizers, bells, musique concrète and pastoral acoustic passages.
These works, constructed to the master's instructions in consultation with a team of disciples testing the meditation methods, deserve recognition for their purely functional or objective origination as well as for their originality, power and sometimes beauty.
Primitive synth drones, hypnotic and fascinating atmosphere evoked in these psychedelic musical explorations. This is an album for the night, the first one coming from the (afterwards) prolific and visionary musician Deuter. After 4 decades this album is still mind-blowing.