In a place where imagination and reality overlap, Syriana conjures up a soundscape of the busy Damascus streets, jewel-like houses, desert suns – and a touch of spy movie theme.

The project is a three way collaboration between Nick “Dubulah” Page (Dub Colossus, Trans Global Underground and Temple of Sound), Syrian Qanun virtuoso, Abdullah Chhadeh, and Irish double bass player, composer and MD Bernard O`Neill.

Writing and recording took place in London, at Real World Studios and in Damascus – the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

Syriana is dialogue between East and West, where ancient civilisations vye and blend with iconography from spy novels, 1960s television themes and Cold War film soundtracks.