released July 21, 2013
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Beginning of 2010, Simon Yong decided to try something he has never done - to go solo. "It's about putting what I've learnt over the years on a proper recording - a compilation of concepts, ideas, and imagination."
"The famed guitar dribbler" (Zul Andra, I-S Magazine, 2010) who is also a proud endorsee of ESP guitars and Audio-Technica handpicked some of Singapore's most exciting musicians for the project. The line-up includes Brandon Khoo (Shirlyn & The UnXpected) on drums, Nal Goodfellas (Goodfellas) and Yazeid Rahman (KINGS) on bass, and Joanna Lim (Shirlyn & The UnXpected, KINGS) on keyboards/SFXs/iPad. The project also features jazz prodigy Kerong Chok on keyboards, the very talented multi-instrumentalist Joan Chew on electric violin, and African djembe maestro Helman Kamal (Fanka Fellas, 53A) on percussions.
Produced and arranged by Simon Yong himself and engineered by legendary producer/engineer Mr Leonard Soosay at Snakeweed Studios (Singapore), Alien Stole My Whiskey is a progressive-rock guitar instrumental album written and recorded between November 2010 and May 2013, and mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering Studio, Seattle, USA in June 2013.
Album artwork illustrated by digital artist Mervyn Teo - mervynteoart.blogspot.sg
Calligraphy art by Sandra Riley Tang - www.rileyartofficial.com
Logo and website by Chen Hongwen - notbornoptimistic.com
Photography and inlays by Henry Hiah