Trisha Bowden, Founder - Mysterium Music
Kater and Nakai have probably not just created another award winning album, but gifted to the world a genuine all time classic, this just has to be one of the best releases this year.
Longtime fans of the Kater/Nakai collaborations will be very happy with this new installment. Newcomers will find this a great place to start.
Muzik Reviews: Peter Kater has crafted an inner journey that takes you through the chakras. With atmospheric music, ambient sound, piano and lilting vocals, this multi-award winning artist brings you to a place where you can deal with the stresses of everyday life.
Peter Kater has created another winner. His compositions, signature piano and keyboards harmoniously marry here with the instrumental support of Paul McCandless and vocals from Trisha Bowden. The result is an uplifting and supportive audio companion that comfortably guides you through the body’s seven chakras for rejuvenation. Take a listen and feel your daily stress wash away; it may also aid in coping with challenges of great magnitude, from illness to emotional trauma and the process of dying. Kater consistently delivers work that positively affects peoples lives. - Bette Timm
"Light Body" is now playing on Celtic Radio broadcast channels including Highlander Radio!
Peter Kater, who plays synthesizers as well as piano is accompanied by Grammy Award winner Paul McCandless on saxophones, oboe, English horn, and penny whistle. Paul has performed and recorded with some of the most well respected names in jazz, new age, and world music, and is known as member of The Paul Winter Consort and the group Oregon. Also featured are the exquisitely ethereal wordless vocals of Trisha Bowden, who served as the executive producer of the CD and is the founder of the Mysterium Music label that the album appears on.
More ambient than melodic, and often very ethereal, it makes a soothing background for working, reading, relaxing, driving, and many other activities that can be made more enjoyable with unobtrusive music that evokes feelings of peace and calm. I also need to mention the striking cover artwork by Valerie McManus - gorgeous!
Mysterium is welcoming GRAMMY® Award winner Micki Free to the label for the release of his next Native American flute album titled The Native American Flute as Therapy in August 2016.
The album, incorporating a unique blend of flute, spoken word and instrumentals, promotes relaxation and enlightenment
The collection will feature among its spiritually-uplifting song titles “White Candle Light,” “Scented Oil,” “Positive Energy” and “Pressure Points.” He recorded “The Lavender Touch” on the day Prince passed away, and renamed it “Lavender Kiss” as a soulful lament for his friend, in the legend’s honor.
This new project is the latest addition to an instrumental music catalog that includes The Sun Chase, Free’s first love song flute CD written about his trials, hopes and loves through his travels on Native American Flutes; Sedona Free, written about the “sacred spiritual red earth” and Native American ancestors/peoples of Sedona, Arizona; and Comanche, which he dedicated to his family and the Comanche tribe.
Watch Micki Free's interview on Vlad TV Now! Micki Free spoke exclusively to VladTV and detailed new projects he has in the works, including his new Native American healing flute album on Mysterium Music. He gave a sample of his work by playing DJ Vlad an "honor song" special for the interview.
Los Angeles, CA (December 7, 2015) – One might think that having ten previous GRAMMY® Award nominations would mellow Peter Kater’s excitement about the GRAMMY Awards, but to him, every album is unique, every nomination an honor. This year, his peers in The Recording Academy nominated Love for Best New Age Album for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, to be aired on CBS at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2016, live from Los Angeles, CA. Love is the artist’s first solo piano album in over a decade; it was released by Mysterium Music (Hanover, PA) on May 5, 2015.
Speaking from his Santa Monica, CA home, Kater shared, "I’m so excited to be once again nominated for the prestigious and elusive Grammy Award. I really barely slept last night in anticipation of this morning’s announcements. I’m very moved by the support of my peers and touched that a solo piano album so close to my heart and so essential to my creative expression has received this great honor. In this album, I feel that I was able to express what is deep within my heart where words fell short and seemed colorless in comparison. After all, what is more compelling, alluring, mysterious, powerful and transformational than LOVE?" read more ...
From AGRELIA'S CASTLE - Grammy Nominated Producer/Keyboardist for the Waterboys, "Brother" Paul Brown, and his wife April Brown, vocalist and Native American-style flautist. The songs on ELDERS & ANCESTORS have grown from the artists’ journey together through the cancer landscape. They come from the desire to create peace, joy, and hope.
This is the 11 time Grammy Award nominee’s first Solo Piano release in over 10 years and is possibly his most personal and intimate recording to date. It’s a generous offering of over 72 minutes of music all inspired by LOVE with detailed liner notes about the meaning and circumstances surrounding each song. These musical portraits of the heart embody the many subtleties, joys, vulnerabilities, excitement, fears and deeply transformational qualities of our most essential and powerful emotion . . . LOVE.
LISTEN TO: "Two Of Us" from LOVE
In their first recording together in over 10 years, Native American Flutist, R. Carlos Nakai, and Pianist/Composer, Peter Kater, stand once again united on sacred ground. Joined by legendary reedman, Paul McCandless; ethereal vocalist, Trisha Bowden; and celbrated cellist, Jaques Morelenbaum, RITUAL invokes a rich and soulful exploration of Self within a musical landscape created through deep listening, presence and love.
ILLUMINATION takes us on an inner journey in four movements laced with sweet spaciousness and an alluring landscape of heart centered instrumentation. Peter Kater's soul stirring piano, keyboards, vocals and Native American flute; Michael Fitzpatrick's poignant cello; Trisha Bowden's heart opening, angelic vocals; Mark Miller and Bob Rebholz's rich soprano saxophones and Todd Boston's glistening acoustic guitar combine to create an atmosphere of love, compassion, healing and expansiveness that invites and nurtures the flame of ILLUMINATION .
This music was created as an uplifting and supportive audial companion for life's many challenges, transitions and metamorphosis. It has been found to be particularly healing, comforting and inspiring for people facing everything from common daily stress, disease, trauma and even the process of dying. Using the seven chakras as a map, this is a musical journey towards love, peace and acceptance that can provide significant relief and support to individuals and loved ones facing life changing circumstances.