From his work with Brian Keane, Michael Askill, and many others, to his own solo project, Whirling, Omar Faruk Tekbilek is known for taking people on musical journeys. Mystical Garden is a journey to a place not easily accessible. The entrance is carefully guarded and always hidden yet within reach. Children, the pure of heart, are the few who are allowed unlimited access. So close your eyes and let Faruk give you a guided tour of a place most of the world has forgotten. Innocence, pure beauty, peace, and tranquility reside here. Step carefully on your journey for all living things are treasured in this Mystical Garden.
Joining Faruk on Mystical Garden are Briane Keane, Hassan Isakkut, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Ara Dinkjian, and Dan Pickering. This CD is beautifully packaged with an oversized insert having several colorful and exotic drawings. The cover illustration is “Autumn Landscape With Mountains And Trees” circa 1370, and attributed to kar-i mani. It is found today in the Topkapi Museum in Instanbul. Over an hour of wonderful music is presented here on Mystical Garden.