The new age group Sunyata is made up of a talented duo, Stuart Munro and Jim Gawne, who began his career in the bluegrass genre. Don't let the new age label fool you, though; some of this team's music isn't exactly peaceful and calm. The artists themselves have even referred to a few of their tunes as acoustic gypsy thrash filled with high energy.
Munro and Gawne were introduced to each other near the end of the '80s. It took a few years before they became what is Sunyata. With a zero-budget, the duo managed to record a self-produced debut album in 1993, Gypsy Sun Gypsy Moon. It was released under the Soundings of the Planet Records label in 1997. Some of the acoustic instruments used to escape the norm on this recording were the mandola, dholak, cuatro, mandolin, bodhran, bouzouki, and the domra. All-original tracks like "Blue, Wet, Deep" and "She Sleeps" are a couple of the gypsy and flamenco-seasoned Middle Eastern numbers fans will find on this first offering.