Synesthesia "Synesthesia"

Synesthesia "Synesthesia"

album cover

The Story
"Synesthesia", the album, is an acoustic instrumental project combining the guitar artistry of Navid Nikbakht and David Martone to create a unique and individual recording. Nikbakht and Martone each bring their own individual set of influences to this group, which also includes producer/percussionist Christoph Bracher. Using elements of Latin, Asian, Jazz and Rock, "Synesthesia"'s self-titled album has already found many fans worldwide. Canadian born David Martone has been heavily influenced by Classical and Progressive Rock music and has two electric instrumental projects out "Shut Up 'N Listen" and "Zone". Iranian born Nikbakht defines his music as "world fusion". Concentrating on acoustic instruments, Navid's varied musical background is apparent in all that he does. Elements of Latin, Moorish, Jazz, Gypsy as well as his native Persian music can be heard through out this project. Nikbakht and Martone met in 1992 while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston and quickly found a common platform to launch their own unique version of world music. On this project they are joined by top musicians from India, Jamaica, Germany, UK and Iran.
The Music
07:11 Inquisitive Heart Instrumental
06:06 Shatki Instrumental
05:00 Conference Of The Birds Part II Instrumental
04:10 Blue Instrumental
06:20 Intersense Vocal
04:50 Prelude In C# Minor ** Instrumental
05:32 Sultan Ghalbam Instrumental
02:33 Abadan Instrumental
14:27 Voluptuous Vulcan ** Vocal
    ** Acoustic/Electric
The Artists
David Martone Nylon String Guitars (Left Channel) on 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 9, Parker Electric Guitar on 4, 5, 6 & 9, Bass on 4 & 9, Programming, Arrangements, Production, Graphic Design
Navid Nikbakht Nylon String Guitars on (Right Channel) on 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 & 8, Versoul "Sitar" Guitar on 1, Steel String Guitar on 1, 4 & 8, Programming, Arrangements, Production
Christoph Bracher Percussion on 3, Programming, Production, Engineering
B.K. Chandrashekhar Violin on 5
Gary Crosby Bass on 2 & 3
Hugh Bullen Bass on 1 & 5
Hussein Farjami Santour on 3
Farnoosh Behzad Programming, Keyboards
Nenah Reece Vocals on 5 & 9
Rafall Padillo Percussion Slam CD
Bob Wilson Liquid Grooves CD
Eric Boseman Liquid Grooves CD, Alar Suurna Drum Tools CD, Shyama Joom Deepest India CD
R. Khosropanah Photography
Faz Kashani Photography
Craig Wadel Mastering
Recorded at Metronome Studio in London, England during April, 1999.

Mixed at Metronome Studio from October 28 to November 3, 1999.

"Prelude In C# Minor" recorded and mixed in the Red Room, Vancouver, Canada, November, 1999.

Mastered at Gotham City Studio.