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Featured Artist-Imogen Heap

Posted in Musicians by Lex on October 15, 2009

Imogen Heap

Genre: Electronica, Indie, Alternative, Pop, Ambient

Who is she? Imogen Heap or Immi is an English singer song writer and collaborator. One word that could describe Imogen is talented. She has good vocals, she arranges and sequences her music, and she’s beautiful in a way that I can’t describe. She’s got a face shape that’s quite elongated and I am not so fond of those beauties but as I was watching her Headlock music video, I can’t seem to get my eyes off her. I can’t tilt my head in a different direction. I can’t look away.

She’s not stunning, I know. She looks like a bit of a man, I know, I know. But if you focus on a certain angle, she’s actually got some beauty. Who wouldn’t get attracted to someone who’s got such a mesmerizing voice?

And oh, I know you love her hair style. Love it too!

Why is she our Featured Artist? Her music is beautiful, unique, and upbeat. Her lyrics are enigmatic and deep. Her voice is like a man’s: deep but wonderful. These are what catches the fish.

Imogen reminds me of Maria Mena. They both had broken families resulting to lyrics that touch deep as a tunnel. She is “classically trained in several instruments including piano, cello and clarinet. She later taught herself to play the guitar and drums, and subsequently two unusual percussion/ideophone instruments, the array mbira and the Hang.” She “specialises in heavily produced and arranged singer-songwriter pop incorporating elements of rock, dance and electronica.” If you’d listen to one of her songs (Headlock, for example), you’d understand what “heavily produced and arranged” means if you’d be conscious of the different tones but if you’d be just one of those common listeners, you’d be surprised at how light it is. It’s different from heavy metal or the like for though these ones are heavy, Imogen’s are not brain damaging. :)

Imogen Heap was once also a part of the band Frou Frou.

Interviews

“I just love crafting and shaping sounds. Actually, many of the sounds that I work with start off as organic instruments – guitar, piano, clarinet, etc. But I do love the rigidity of electronic drums… I would record live drums, and then I would spend a day editing them to take the life out of them. I like to breathe my own life into these sounds, and I do try to keep the ‘air’ in the music. Some people think electronic music is cold, but I think that has more to do with the people listening than the actual music itself.”

“One night I decided to record my boyfriend and me eating dinner. I wanted to get the sound of the room. So, on “Hide and Seek”, for example, you can actually hear the sound of a frying pan. People might think it sounds like rain, but it’s a frying pan. Certain sounds give the music a width and a space, and that’s important.”

Song considered a MUST:

From Imogen Heap (solo)

Speeding Cars

Headlock

Hallelujah

Goodnight and Go

From Frou Frou:

Let Go

Must Be Dreaming

Photos (clickables)

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Website: Imogen Heap (convenient clickables)

Twitter: imogenheap (convenient clickables)

YouTube: imogenheap

Twitter Biog: biography

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