In 1979, Costa Rican guitarist Jorge Strunz met and decided to collaborate with Iranian guitarist Ardeshir Farah, which resulted in "Mosaico", their first release, recorded in 1980. The music is totally acoustic guitar-oriented, the two guitarists drawing heavily from their individual backgrounds. Their roots, combined with the freedom of expression afforded by an improvisational medium, allowed the pair to create an original repertoire. On "Mosaico", the duo are joined by violin virtuoso L. Subraminiam on two pieces; and the exciting guitar artistry of Omaya Alghanium from Kuwait joins them on "Mandala". The inspiring musicianship of Cuban Luis Conte on percussion and bassist Gregg Lee is heard throughout. Strunz and Farah hope that the music, in some small way, serves planetary brotherhood and peace.
|01:47||Tangle Of Dreams||Instrumental|
|07:39||Shadow Of Dreams||Instrumental|
|Jorge Strunz||Guitar, Production|
|Ardeshir Farah||Guitar, Production|
|L. Subramaniam||Violin on "Shadow Of Heaven" and "Confluence"|
|Omaya Alghanim||Guitar on "Mandala" (Third Solo)|
|Luis Conte||Congas, Timbales, Bongos, Hand Percussion|
|Gregg Lee||Electric Bass|
|Ron Wagner||Drums on "Confluence", Marimba on "Fandango Caribe"|
|Carl Lange||Engineering, Mixing|
|Tom Herzog||Engineering, Mixing|
|Allen Sides||Engineering on "Mandala"|
|Mick Guzauski||Mixing on "Mandala"|
|Jim York||Art Direction|
|Kathlyn Powell||Cover Design, Illustration|
|Recorded and mixed at Golden Age Recorders, Culver City, CA in August, 1980.
"Mandala" recorded at Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, CA, and mixed at Condor Studios, Beverly Hills.