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Heap Collaborates with Fans for Fourth Studio Album on Double LP!
Grammy® and Ivor Novello award winning recording artist Imogen Heap releases her
highly anticipated 4th solo album “Sparks” via RCA Records. The album includes
Imogen asked her fans to accompany her in completing the final leg of her new
album “Sparks”; she tasked them to send her their footprints which are being
used to create the album cover in a collaborative fashion.
“The album began with someone sending in the sound of striking a match for
what became Lifeline in March 2011. I then dived into the most immense, intense
creative 2 and a half years of my life that took me all over the planet,
collaborating on so many projects with so many people and often totally
spontaneously. The album is then in some ways for me grounded with fans’
footprints bringing the finishing touch for the album art, as so many of them
came along for the ride.” says Heap.
On this album, Imogen collaborated with everyone; from her fans, to gardeners,
filmmakers, scientists, newspaper journalist, and more. Inspired by sounds from
a dishwasher door, to 700 fans’ voices, Imogen Heap created groundbreaking music
and dabbled in generative and reactive music.
One of the songs will only be finished once she’s dead! The Listening Chair
whizzes us through her first 35 years in 5 minutes and will be added to every 7
years with another minute of a cappella song!
From the River Thames (You Know Where To Find Me) to 5000 feet up in the
Himalayas (Climb to Sakteng, Cycle Song), from her local community garden
(Neglected Space) to 6 weeks in the Chinese metropolis of Hangzhou (Xizi She
Knows), Heap was soaking it up, writing, developing, recording and producing.
Heap and her brilliant team created and developed the groundbreaking musical
gloves over this period (Me The Machine) and dabbled in generative and reactive
music (Run-Time) connected to a jogging app.
• Double LP
• Digital album download included inside
1. You Know Where To Find Me
3. The Listening Chair
4. Cycle Song
7. Neglected Space
8. Minds Without Fear
9. Me the Machine
10. Run Time
11. Climb to Sakteng
12. The Beast
13. Xizi She Knows
14. Propeller Seeds