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Album Review: Fire
Peter Kater
Cover image of the album Fire by Peter Kater
Peter Kater
2005 / Real Music
60 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
Fire is one of the four-part Elements Series by Peter Kater. Like Water, Fire is completely acoustic. It features Kater on piano, Paul McCandless on various wind instruments, and Ludvig Girland on violin. Kater was wise to not embellish the music, as these are three consummate artists who work together seamlessly, creating a warm, inviting, and soothing hour of musical beauty. Like water, in “real life,” fire can be dangerous, frightening, and destructive, but Kater and company have focused on the soothing and healing qualities of the elements. On this album, it is more about candlelight and cozy fires in the fireplace than a raging inferno. Some of the seven tracks are quiet and ambient while others are a bit more passionate, but there are no hard edges or turbulence. This music is about being gently transported to a place of peaceful serenity, and succeeds extraordinarily well. All four CDs in this series are gorgeous, and my favorites are Water and Fire. Pour yourself a nice glass of wine and find a comfy spot to relax and enjoy Fire. It is available wherever Real Music’s releases are sold. Recommended.
November 10, 2005
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