Notes to Nikki

by Indalo Wind

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Sheep Rock 05:12
Inquiry 06:15
Evenfall 06:54


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.

Praise for "Notes to Nikki"

“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, spiritual, deeply sensitive and a wonderful offering to wife and mother."

"It far surpasses beautiful."


released August 21, 2020

Indalo Wind:
Jacob Walter - Oud, Ukulele, Bass, Electronics, Shruti,
Eric Walter - Woodwinds, Guitar, Percussion

Recorded and Produced by Jacob Walter
Recorded at The River Cabin and Dirt Angel Studio, April-June 2020
Field Recordings from the Illinois River and Gold Beach in southern Oregon

Cover painting by Nikki Walter

© 2020 Indalo Wind and Dirt Angel Publishing, ASCAP Music


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Indalo Wind Portland, Oregon

Indalo Wind specializes in eclectic instrumental music, both original and traditional.
They offer up a fresh blend of folk, blues, classical, and jazz, with melodic
seasonings from around the world. Formed in 2008 by
Jacob Walter and his father, Eric, Indalo Wind has
performed for audiences throughout the western United States and in Greece and Cambodia.
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