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Deuter

1971
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Pretty quickly, Georg Deuter got into a very heavily anodyne version of the new age routine, a thing he is likely given too hard a time about? Some of his more peaceful albums are great, frankly. This one deserves a huge profile, in that Deuter saw improvisation as something he could do in a minimal fashion. This is entirely open-ended without being jammy at all. A German guy playing sitar? You’ll have to sort out if that bothers you. Feels pretty organic here, in the midst of eight tracks that flow steadily until it’s actually flow, and we move through long passages of water sounds and sine waves. Really utterly fantastic mind-mapping and tone-swapping.

Sasha Frere-Jones

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