Crossing The Great Water draws from imagery of Chinese magic and philosophy. The rhythms and melodies are heavily inspired by Taoist ritual music heard around Singapore the city where I grew up and its curious interplay with the highly globalized, futuristic landscape of the country.
With this record, I set out to create a vision of the future through a spiritual Asian lens; a vision not bound by Western identity politics or orientalist fantasy, but one that is rooted in an ancient, enduring philosophy. The process has taken me through my own personal journey of discovering spirituality in a way that has been life changing.
released May 24, 2019
All songs written and performed by W. Y. Huang, except: "Vision From The Depths" written and performed by W. Y. Huang & Meuko! Meuko!
All songs produced & mixed by W. Y. Huang
Mastering by Al Carlson
Artwork photography by Brian Vu
Design by Currency
Additional Visuals by Kao Cheng Kai