Shueh-li's 3rd CD released under the Xenovibes concept.
Written, recorded and produced by Shueh-li Ong.
"I like to be trying something new, always finding a fresh perspective to music. How can one built a new piece from the same 12 notes?! So I concentrated on building new sound, putting my voice and theremin through ‘awkward’ moments and fine-tuning my style of synth performance. I allow my music/sound to remove all stereotyping of my gender/genre/ethnicity/training. I am appreciative of this avenue to be whatever I want to be without being condemned.
The 1st CD was a ‘sampler’ of what I do as a composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and producer/engineer. The 2nd CD allowed me to inch closer to showing off what XV is all about; the melding of my background and persuasions, and my philosophical approach to my work. In Crossing Paths (XV III - Xing Paths) I get to relax and have fun!
I invited John to contribute 3 ideas that I could transform for this CD; Vibe PN, Who Knew and Concrete Jungle originally conceived on his Roland S50 in the '90s."
Shueh-li Ong (theremin, synths, programming/sound design, guqin, tin whistle, voice)
Dean Parks (guitar tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 9)
Curtis Randall (bass tracks 4, 5, 6, 7)
Boo Massey (extra guitar tracks 1, 6, 8, 12)
John A Martinez (drums)
The overwhelming feeling I got at the end of listening to Xing Paths was one of freshness. New, original and engaging sounds are abundant throughout this wonderfully crafted album. Rated 9.6 out of 10.
It's Ong's best stuff yet. Lush blend of quirky electronica driven by strong melodies and lots of imaginations. If there's one thing that Xing Paths demonstrate as a whole, it's that Ong isn't a one-trick pony, and her vocals are appealingly polished. Rated 'A.'
The world needs more Good Vibrations and these are some of the best. Creative, artistic use of technology is a beautiful thing, especially when it is this well done.
I just wanted to say I really enjoy your music, it is not often I come across something that is totally different. I have been peripherally involved in music since the mid 60’s in England … I (did) a bit of work for Todd Rundgren on his Patronet project.
I really was very pleasantly surprised by your music; it prompted me to purchase Good Vibrations. You made a great version of a pivotal piece of music!