- Artist: Geo
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/18/2008
Preferring to be now known as Geo, singer and composer, Geoffrey Woo's No. 6 album, entitled Geogeny, is a paradigm shift from the genre that he was once known for. "In fact, the songs in this new album reflect more accurately my style of composition." Previously released songs such as "All Things Are Possible", "Children of the Light" and "Ayisha" have been re-done to give them a fresh new boost. Another song, "Peace within the Storm", which appeared in his first album Sojourn, features three vocalists -- Joanne Leung (Hong Kong), Sam Wu (Singapore) and Geo himself, from Malaysia. To give the listeners a whole new experience, "Follow Your Star" features a Chinese flute and an "er hu", a Chinese violin, played by two Singaporeans from a Chinese music ensemble. "I truly enjoy being able to work with different people for different songs." In the past, producers preferred songs to be jazzy. "Till today, people still think that I am a jazz singer, especially since most of the songs I composed and sang in the eighties and nineties were produced in a jazz style; the truth is I am more of a contemporary pop singer. "The songs in this new album are in the pop-rock genre. Geogeny marks a new beginning for my music career. My future albums will all now begin with my new stage name, 'Geo'." The word, "Geogeny" is a composite of his own name Geoffrey and "geny", a root word for the book of Genesis in the Bible; it is, in fact, an antiquated term used in 1847 by author and geologist, Edward Hitchcock to refer to the speculative science of the Earth's formation and history. The album took five years to complete. "It was recorded mainly in Singapore, and I was only there four times a year for one month at a time. The recording depended on the availability of my recording engineer," Geo explained. "In the first few years it was extremely sporadic. When Sean (Tan, the other producer) decided to assist in production, it started to gain momentum. Some of the songs were done in Hong Kong, where Sean resides. I did part of the recording in Malaysia. So this album was actually recorded in three different countries, with guest singers and musicians also hailing from all three countries." Written by Stephen Ng.
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