Relocated to London, Kansas'
multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee crafted the electronic soul-jazz ballads of
Monkey Boy (2000).
His soundtrack music was collected on Music and Rhythm (2004),
the first album credited to the Ping Pong Orchestra, that sampled and
reinvented styles from all over the world,
Moods and Grooves (2005) and
Strings and Things (2006).
The baroque ethnic pop of Soul Visa (2004),
Voices and Choices (2007), featuring three guest vocalists,
and Miles of Styles (2008) drew inspiration from virtually every genre
Clutch of the Tiger (2008) and
Fascinating Fingers (2009)
were collaborations with mysterious (and perhaps fictitious) producer Clutchy Hopkins. Lee indulged in excessive arrangements for the sake of shocking the
listener's cognitive system and each album felt like one long ambient
soundtrack with jazzy overtones.
Soul in the Hole (2009) was a tribute of sorts to soul music,
featuring several guest vocalists.
He played dozens of ethnic instruments on
World of Funk (2011), credited to the Ping Pong Orchestra, perhaps
his most complex work yet.
Celestial Electric (2011) was a mellow soul-pop
collaboration with singer-songwriter AM.
Unfortunately most of his music is a tour de force of arrangement but with
little or no inspiration.
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