Highly technical acoustic guitarist Thomas Diethelm joined with imaginative keyboards and piano player Santino Famulari to form the Swiss duo Diethelm/Famulari in 1982. Although they disbanded in 1984, their fluid, jazz-influenced albums -- Diethelm/Famulari, Valleys in My Head, and The Flyer -- continued to inspire a new generation of Swiss instrumentalists.
Diethelm/Famulari worked with several distinctive drummer/percussionist during the two years that they were together. While India-born percussionist Trilok added an Eastern slant to their self-titled debut album, the more jazz-influenced drummer Fritz Hauser was featured on the duo's second outing, Valleys in My Head.
Acoustic guitarist Diethelm utilized a variety of gadgetry, including delays, harmonizers, and flangers, to enhance the sound of his instrument's nylon strings.