Faces of the Sun

Faces of the Sun

by Peter Kater

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/31/2007
Label: Silver Wave
UPC: 0021585094727
catalogNumber: 947
Rank: 252871

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Kater   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Synthesizer Strings
Kevin Locke   Native American Flute
Bill Miller   Acoustic Guitar
Tony Levin   Bass,Bass Guitar
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
Douglas Blue Feather   Native American Flute
Arvel Byrd   Violin
Hans Christian   Cello
Hans Christina   Cello

Technical Credits

Peter Kater   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,rhythm track
James Marienthal   Executive Producer
Valerie Sanford   Art Direction

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