I was a little worried about buying this album, fearing it might be a repeat of a lot of that "New Age", cheesy synthesizer music that I hate sooooo much! But I needn't have worried, this album is sublime. I use it both for background music and whilst doing the Mindfulness of Breathing buddhist meditation. The Chinese Erhu is plaintive, almost sad and extraordinarily beautiful and appears on 3 of the 8 tracks. The rest of the album has a less "Oriental" feel, but is nevertheless very, very beautiful. I have taken a liking to Deuter now and am looking forward to listening to more of his music. There is not one track I dislike on the album. And even the synthesizer which I dread so much is used beautifully, like ambient layers of bliss. The music is simply lovely and I would strongly recommend this album.