Faces of the Sun

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Keyboardist-composer Peter Kater's Faces of the Sun accurately states "File under New Age/Native American/Peter Kater." Six different Native American flutists are utilized (one apiece) on various tracks so the feel of Native American music is felt throughout. Unfortunately the new age aspects of the music dominate with plenty of one-chord vamps, endless noodling on pieces that do not develop and forgettable soundscapes. Peter Kater's electronics lack any real personality, Paul McCandless is largely wasted (mostly heard on penny whistle) and nothing much happens. But at least this set was properly labeled "new age"; it functions best as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Keyboardist-composer Peter Kater's Faces of the Sun accurately states "File under New Age/Native American/Peter Kater." Six different Native American flutists are utilized (one apiece) on various tracks so the feel of Native American music is felt throughout. Unfortunately the new age aspects of the music dominate with plenty of one-chord vamps, endless noodling on pieces that do not develop and forgettable soundscapes. Peter Kater's electronics lack any real personality, Paul McCandless is largely wasted (mostly heard on penny whistle) and nothing much happens. But at least this set was properly labeled "new age"; it functions best as background music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2007
  • Label: Silver Wave
  • UPC: 021585094727
  • Catalog Number: 947
  • Sales rank: 125,142

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Raven (6:13)
  2. 2 Faces of the Sun - Bill Miller (6:34)
  3. 3 Changeless and Eternal - Arvel Byrd (6:23)
  4. 4 Wind at Your Back - Kevin Locke (5:32)
  5. 5 Feather on the Wind - Douglas Blue Feather (5:45)
  6. 6 Stone Teepees - Bill Miller (6:05)
  7. 7 Lone Hawk - Jeff Bell (4:37)
  8. 8 Rite of Passage - Joseph Fire Crow (5:54)
  9. 9 Place of Peace - Douglas Blue Feather (6:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Kater Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer Strings
Kevin Locke Native American Flute
Hans Christian Cello
Tony Levin Bass
Paul McCandless Oboe, Penny Whistle
Joseph Fire Crow Native American Flute, Native American Instruments
Mike Hamilton Guitar
Mary Youngblood Native American Flute
Arvel Bird Violin
Jeff Ball Native American Flute
Arvel Byrd Violin
Technical Credits
Peter Kater Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, rhythm track
David Glasser Mastering
James Marienthal Executive Producer
Valerie Sanford Art Direction
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