Written, recorded and produced by Shueh-li Ong.
(CDs delivered 30 Dec 2003, Released 8 May 2004 at the show premiere)
After a few years working in theatrical productions and staged concerts, Shueh-li was confronted by requests for her music on CD.
So she assembled "Shueh-li's Xenovibes" - a collection of her eclectic style in this first album!
'Xenovibes' became known as a synthpop band when Shueh-li moved to the U.S.A. and began touring the show.
Liner Notes: Shueh-li's musical designs bind the past with the present and her eastern roots with her western influences. This multi-instrumentalist /producer refuses to conform to the stereotypical female musician's choice of tools, boldly fusing the sounds of the Chinese guqin, the Russian theremin, various synthesizers (extended techniques), her voice and countless other magical sounds to evoke her signature "siren songs".
Xenovibes = foreign + expressions.
Shueh-li Ong (theremin, synths, programming/sound design, guqin, tin whistle, voice)
Michael Spicer (flutes, tin whistles)
Unique, driving electronica.
I usually find that when people combine world instruments with pop music, the result is hardly listenable. Shueh-li has managed to combine many styles and instruments to create something very accessible to pop music fans. Reminds me of Basia.