After copping a Grammy for his third record Echoes of Love, Omar is back with a full-on sonic assault to make sure he does it again. Not exactly pop, he does turn it up a notch loading the new age deck with pop and jazz smarts, keeping it buoyant, upbeat and winkingly sassy.” —Chris Spector, Midwest Record
After celebrating his 2012 Grammy-winning Echoes of Love, Omar softens the mood to serenade us with the romantic melodies of Daytime Dreamer. Featuring six brand new tracks and five previously released selections, the familiar splashes of Omar's signature world textures (oud, duduk, violin and guitar) weave back and forth in a sublime dance with his exquisite piano compositions.
A set of wild musical/soundscapes for when you need some quiet time for getting centered” —Midwest Record
Drawing upon traditional Indian ragas, while maintaining their pristine purity and simplicity, bansuri virtuoso Teredesai has masterfully and lovingly ventured down the Path of the Divine. An exquisite recording, suitable for meditation, yoga or restful repose.
“The music of my bamboo flute is dedicated to the spiritual seeker — the one who, in the formidable chaos of modern times, still strives to seek true peace and mental tranquility by connecting with the Divinity deep within and all around.” —Rajendra Teredesai
Dreamweaver is pure enchantment, another top-notch release from Gandalf!” — Music Design
Threads of guitar, flutes, Irish whistles, cello, piano, percussion and atmospheric wizardry seemlessly blend into an enchanting harmony that is unmistakably Gandalfian.
Featured on The Echoes Top 25 for Feburary 2013 by John Dilberto
Nominated for a 2013 ZMR Music Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
[There] is something refreshing and utterly unique that makes this disc into one of the best we’ve reviewed in the last 12 months.” —NeuFuture Magazine
Through heart and hands a British guitarist interprets his American travels.
“Occasionally it's good to give oneself up to a particular landscape in your experience, to wonder upon it, to dwell upon it and to listen to the people who made their mark on it. It isn't simply the sublime thrill of moving through magnificent plains, mountain ranges, valleys and cities. It could be the sigh of the wind through juniper trees, or the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset, or the smell of an old wooden church on a quiet street. Distinctive music often defines cultures that have emerged from such a landscape, and so drawing on folk, gospel and jazz influences, these songs are reflections and dreams from my journey.” —Mike Howe