Part of Peter Kater’s Elements series of albums, which are themed after the intrinsic beauty found in the elements of nature, Water focuses on music that is rejuvenating, cleansing and fluid. The selections here are an equal mix of composition and improvisation, with an emphasis on acoustic instrumentation. Piano melodies play the largest role on the album (Kater’s musical contribution), with accompaniment from Paul McCandless on oboe and English horn and Mike Hamilton on guitar. This series marks Kater’s first appearance on the Real Music label. After hearing the lush, elegant music presented on this release, you’ll agree he’s right at home amidst artists like Kevin Kern and Gandalf.