Imogen Heap - Sparks

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ARCA 37391
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Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winning recording artist Imogen Heap presents her highly anticipated fourth solo album Sparks via RCA Records. The album includes 14 tracks.

Imogen asked her fans to accompany her in completing the final leg of Sparks; she tasked them to send her their footprints which were used to create the album cover. "The album began with someone sending in the sound of striking a match for what became (the song) "Lifeline" in March 2011. I then dived into the most immense, intense creative two-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 journalists, 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 listeners through Heap's first 35 years in five minutes and will be added to every seven years with another minute of a cappella song! From the River Thames ("You Know Where To Find Me") to 5,000 feet up in the Himalayas ("Climb to Sakteng," "Cycle Song"), from her local community garden ("Neglected Space") to six 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. Imogen has made an official music video for every track on the record as well as behind the scenes and making-of pieces.

Heap previously won a Grammy Award for her 2009 critically-acclaimed Ellipse for Best Engineered Album, Non Classical. Ellipse debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200, No. 1 on the Internet Album Chart and No. 2 on the Digital Album chart. The release was Heap's first Top 5 record and marks her highest-ever chart position. Ellipse has sold nearly 200,000 albums in the U.S. to date.

Side 1
You Know Where to Find Me
The Listening Chair

Side 2
Cycle Song
Neglected Space

Side 3
Minds Without Fear
Me the Machine

Side 4
Climb to Sakteng
The Beast
Xizi She Knows
Propeller Seeds

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