Sparks album cover revealed – find your footprints!

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After years in the making, Sparks is getting closer to being released and we’re delighted to be able to reveal the album cover, complete with the feet of fans’ who bought a deluxe box set and uploaded their foot prints!

Check out this article from The Creators Project to find out how Imogen and her creative director Andy Carne made the album cover – and if you were lucky enough to upload your prints, check out the interactive cover where you can see where your prints ended up!

Watch the Me The Machine video!

Hello everyone, Heap here!

As you are all to aware, as am I. The album release has been continually delayed, frustratingly through no fault of our own. Today is Earth Day and 2 years ago I performed the first version of Me The Machine written with and for my Mi.Mu gloves. I am dying to let you hear the album but I have to wait, but today I want to let you hear and see the studio version and the additional music video. Hope you really enjoy it!

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Most of the visuals are being manipulated live using my Mi.Mu gloves as I didn’t just want to mime. So I went one step further and worked with the team on getting the gloves ready for visual manipulations.

If you don’t already know, the Mi.Mu glove system is now on Kickstarter with only a few days left and a long way to go! It’s very likely that we are not going to make our goal but we have an exciting back up plan for those people who do pledge for the gloves themselves. Having said that, ideally we would like to reach our goal, so please support in any way if you can!

These gloves are literally a dream come true for me and either way, kickstarter or not… they will survive (as I’ll be using them) and somehow get into the hands of others, as all of us on the mi.mu gloves team believe, the world needs them (but of course we would do).

Also… a reminder of Love The Earth film. Some of you 2 years ago were tuned in for the original Me The Machine streamed performance from my garden, will also know that we premièred the Love The Earth film. Not heard of it?? Well In November 2010 another dream came true when I conducted, performed and premièred my first orchestral score to the beautiful crowd sourced nature film ‘Love The Earth’ at the Royal Albert Hall. A stunning collaborative film from hundreds of people’s footage, sent in from all over the world.

Head over to lovetheearthfilm.org where you can hear the story and see the final film (it’s a BIG file so may take a while to play) in all it’s glory with the final recordings I made in my home studio using the orchestral performance from The Royal Albert Hall performance mixed with some of my studio wizardry.

Again, HUGE thank you to everyone who was a part of this gorgeous film. If you haven’t already seen it, you’re in for a treat!!

Please share the news and links.

Love from me!

Am now about to record a Heap vBlog as it’s time to start a new series!! Lots going on in Heap land.

Yours, the tall bird
xxx

Deluxe Boxset Update

Imogen’s deluxe boxset project manager Adrian has just posted an update on the boxset over on the deluxe blog, click here to check it out.

Meanwhile, here’s some photos of an actual, real life, manufactured box:

You can still order your box set from Pledge Music or Imogen’s web store.

Footprints deadline is approaching!

 

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If you have pre-ordered the ‘Sparks’ deluxe box set you have under a week left to upload your footprints and join Imogen on the the album cover!

The upload deadline is Monday 21st October, so if you haven’t uploaded your prints yet, just click on the link in your confirmation email to upload them.

If you haven’t pre-ordered and still want to be part of the album cover, you can order now and pay over 3 monthly instalments.

Here’s a re-cap of what the box set includes:

  • Sparks album on CD
  • A special ticket that grants you access to a sound check on Imogen’s 2014 world tour
  • Your footprints on the album cover across all formats (if you order before 21st Oct)
  • 10 inch Sparks double gatefold vinyl album
  • 12 DVD data discs with lossless versions of each Heapsong inc HD making-of videos of each song, packaged in beautiful case bound books with 16 page colour booklet
  • Making of the album DVD featuring all box set material
  • 120 page photo book telling the story of ‘Sparks’
  • Deck of 52 playing cards that unlock exclusive web content

Important: The deluxe box set will still be available to pre-order after 21st Oct and you will still receive a ticket to meet Imogen at a sound check, you just won’t be able to upload your footprints after this date.