Indalo Wind - Music
Born of love and loss, grief and gratitude, "Notes to Nikki" is a collection of improvisations and original compositions recorded in loving memory of Nikki Walter (Eric's wife, Jacob's mother) who died on January 30, 2020 after a brave, nine-month battle with cancer. Anchored by Jacob's dynamic oud playing and Eric's soulful explorations on wooden flute, this is a uniquely personal and heartfelt musical tribute to a beautiful, intelligent, kind and caring woman who touched the lives of many people. (Price includes shipping)
“Incredibly peaceful, meditative and beautiful music.”
“…beautiful, ethereal musical compositions…haunting and lovely works”
“It's an (unsurprisingly) spectacular listen, in a quiet, subdued way.”
“…so beautiful and so profound.”
“It is very beautiful music.”
"Hauntingly beautiful. Jacob’s oud playing is wonderful, Eric’s flute floats on the breeze. There is a catharsis that runs throughout the tracks; gentle, carefully articulated, very moving."
"This is incredibly emotive music."
"...lovely esoteric music...free, spiritual, deeply sensitive and a wonderful offering to wife and mother."
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Flake of the Wood
From Far and Wide
CD comes in a six-panel gatefold card case with full track list, notes on the songs, and photos. Shrink-wrapped.
A far-ranging collection of acoustic instrumental music - from Irish traditionals to Japanese pop, Italian love songs to the Grateful Dead, and unique originals as well.
CD comes in a six-panel gatefold card case with full track list, notes from the musicians, and photos. Shrink-wrapped.
“Father and son, Eric and Jacob Walter, compose and perform as the eclectic duo Indalo Wind. I’ve known Eric’s music for many years, sometimes as a collaborator, and it always bears the mark of a natural organic flow born from his innate musical sensibilities. Judging from this recording, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Jacob’s playing has the same easy feel as his father’s and they complement each other's musical spirit well, the intimate sound of nylon strings blending together often with an Appalachian bluesy feel. In Schiarazula Marazula, their ukuleles’ contrapuntal lines capture the sound of a Renaissance lute and, at other times, when joined by the clear-toned Native American flute, their music could work in the score of a Sergio Leone western. With Latin-laced adventures (Garden of Stone), plaintive beckoning flute (Zuñi Sunrise) and even a nod towards the catchy bluegrass sounds of Old & in the Way (Ce n’est pas une chanson), this music covers a lot of ground but keeps circling back to its soulful, bluesy roots, anchored in the artful playing of father and son.”
- Courtney Von Drehle (3 Leg Torso)