More from Dieter
Now that you know all about my past, here is some insight of what I like to do now.
My major hobbies are playing the guitar, recording my music and sailing. Our cats give me a lot of joy, too. I own two sailboats, one is permanently moored in Coos Bay, the other one is a 26 foot trailerable sloop, which is easy to launch and setup, thus allowing my family and me to enjoy sailing in other cruising grounds like Puget Sound or one of the many lakes in the Pacific Northwest. I even have recording gear on my boat, so if inspiration hits me I can save it right there on the water.
Over the last 15 years, I've recorded four albums under my artist name "Dietri": M'ocean, Northwest Passages, Fair Enough, and my latest, From the Heart. They were recorded in my home studio and I play all instruments myself, overdubbing track by track.
I've also had the idea to divide my music in "acoustic" and "electric" in order to get a more uniform style in one package. So I arranged some of my songs into two separate albums, Dietri Acoustic and Dietri Electric. These also include unreleased material from 2006 and 2007. The "acoustic" CD is acoustic guitar only but it may contain bass and percussion as accompaniment, while the "electric" CD is recorded with electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, keyboards etc. All songs are my originals except for the title song "Aboriginal" on the Dietri Electric, which is based upon a ground track from Alex Gruenwald, a friend, pro-musician and producer from Munich Germany. The song "for Graham" was written over an original drum track provided by my friend Graham Lear, who used to play with Santana.
Here are some tracks from Dietri Acoustic and Dietri Electric:
GUITARISSIMO acoustic - recorded 1997 on a 4 track cassette deck with the predecessor of the Mini Pure in the Solo Guitar
FOR JOHN acoustic - digitally recorded 2000 with a Trinity System
IN TRANSIT electric - excerpt of the song - digitally recorded 2000, jazz guitar solo played on my Gibson ES 335 Dot
ROOTS electric - excerpt of the song - digitally recorded in 2004, I experimented with an electronic drum pad system and a guitar synth (check the accordion sound, its a guitar!), the short solo is played on a Macaferri guitar.
HOW DO YOU DO electric - excerpt of the song - digitally recorded in 2004, based upon an electric guitar chord progression that originated back in the late Munju days.
- 1977 MUNJU High Speed Kindergarten
- 1978 MUNJU Moon You
- 1980 MUNJU Brot und Spiele
- 1984 MUNJU Le Perfectionniste
- 2000 DIETRI M'ocean
- 2004 DIETRI Northwest Passages
- 2006 DIETRI Acoustic
- 2007 DIETRI Electric
- 2011 DIETRI Fair Enough
- 2012 DIETRI From the Heart