Oriental Garden compilation album series, mastered by DJ Gülbahar Kültür since the very beginning, continues to roll on its path scoring huge success all over the world... And now comes the ninth edition: Oriental Garden Vol.9; here we have inspiring masterpieces and truly tempting dance songs, insightfully brought together to form a delightful musical melting pot.
Absolutely impressive double CD compilation album where urban refinement meets the ecstasy and aphrodisia of the Levant, features 32 songs. Hummus Bar is the title of the first CD that is choreographed so as to leave the same taste as the delicious, world-famous dish of the Middle East. Beyrouth, the first charming track of Hummus Bar neatly underlines the pull between the East and the West, where Ibrahim Maalouf plays a microtonal trumpet that allows performance of “maqqam”, the system of tones that characterizes the music of the Middle East besides the performance of immaculate electric and jazz fusion airs. Murat Eryalçin, born in Istanbul in 1976, has started his professional music career in the 90s. He is a great talent not only favoured for his touching voice but also as a successful lyrics writer and composer, not to mention his good looks. Murat Eryalçin performs the second track Nefesim Ol (Be My Breath) that is his own composition with lyrics written by Gülbahar Kültür, in Oriental Garden Vol.9. The collective of Bojan Zulfikarpasic, Nenad Vasilic, Bachar Kalife & Vlatko Stefanovski features Amira Medunjanin'’s cool and creamy voice in the incisive song: Oj Ti Momče. Talal Kontar depicts a very true picture of Lebanon today in Kif El Wade3, referring to the famous Pink Panther theme song. Sophia Charaï blends Moroccan sounds with international influences and a touch of drama on her dreamy song Pichu-Pichu. General Suleiman is the politically critical peace song of Lebanese singer Zeid Hamdan, arrested for writing this song with lyrics that go "put your weapons down, now it's time to leave your warlords behind..." Mashrour' Leila's Raksit Leila and Ziad Ghazal's Abre Tus Alas stand out with genuine, positive vibes just like Come Together performed by Nguyên Lê, claimed to be "the most exciting guitar player on the planet at the moment".