From the recording Echoes of Ancient Mesopotamia & Canaan
Marduk was the patron god of Babylon, the Babylonian king of the gods, who presided over justice, compassion, healing, regeneration and fairness, although he is also sometimes referenced as a storm god and agricultural deity.
Born to the mother and father of all Babylonian gods, Marduk, also took over the godly traits of Ea, making him the god of magic.
His temple, the famous ziggurat described by Herodotus, is considered the model for the biblical Tower of Babel.
In an attempt to evoke a sense of this ancient magic, this piece features the otherworldly, sitar-like timbre of my replica Leiden lyre, in a suitably evocative, mysterious-sounding ancient Middle Eastern mode.