"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.
|05:00||Conference Of The Birds Part II||Instrumental|
|04:50||Prelude In C# Minor **||Instrumental|
|14:27||Voluptuous Vulcan **||Vocal|
|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|
|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.