Right then...I've begun the 3rd album (the follow-up to 'Speak For Yourself'). I'm going to write a more frequent blog as I did with the last one so you can keep an eye on me and make sure I'm not slacking! I wonder how it's gonna turn out? How exciting! You're very welcome to comment but please don't ask me questions on here or i'll never get any work done. You can email me with any questions you have and every month we'll pick 20 from the virtual 'hat' and post them. Send your questions to: igrill@imogenheap.com

Much much more to come! Love, fluv x i x Wheeeeee!!!


Click here and here to see 360s of my cosy studio in London where I wrote and recorded the last album "Speak for Yourself" xxx

Friday, May 20, 2005

Up we go...backwards...

mount negomi bike ride
Originally uploaded by immi.

Hello there...'tis I. Heap... I'd like to welcome all those new crazy people that've been babbling on the babble board since the OC airing last night...You found me! now...never leave me...i'll be good to you and make lovely noises in your ears.

For the regulars...dudes! I think we're getting somewhere...it's been a while...but i feel the beginning is really here...and gathering pace already. I like it...i feeeeel good. m mm mmmm. It's so great. I love that you can all see the video and if you haven't already got it there the world's coolest email EVER is about to come your way. It may explain why I have been so absent from you all recently..but i have been thinking about you and about how much I have to say to you all! Goodness...where to start. For those of you who have got the email i have something special to say to you...

A few days back I was cycling up mount Negomi on my bicycle... as you do...i was soo looking forward to breathing in all that fresh mountain air after being in LA for so long making the Hide and seek video. Unfortunately when i got up there, I could sense the air had a high concentration of Nitrogen. These was an extraordinary experience. Being up on the peaks of Negomi breathing Nitrogen...really something. You must try it someday...

Eh hem...got slightly sidetracked there..

you know when you spell your name to someone over the phone, like for a reservation or something. I never really have trouble with my first name...it's always my surname - Heap - I think people feel like they'd be insulting me to think what I said was Heap? so they always say...HeaT, is that H E A T for tango?...i'm like no HEAP, H E A P for Parallelogram...then they get it.

I must have eaten something funny tonight..anyway... i think i'm over that now...soooo

This guy i met one night...Nick Stewart..is this coool illustrator/ animator. He came round to my studio a while back and got me dancing around like a real pansy and making funny vowel noizes for mouth movement so as he could get some good footage to work from. He's designed a little mini immi...ahhhhhh. AND she's wearing my favorite red dress! Except when she's out on her bike, when she's donning her fave red coat and shoes. The one's at heathrow airport for those of you who read that blog...He's been working really hard and I absolutely LOVE her! She is a little dudette. So thank you Nick. Nice one.

What else...yes...Mox. This guy who's also been round my studio last saturday has this wicked idea for a part of the live visual look. It involed me dancing around again...all in black, black gloves, black socks, trousers, top...against a big white wall...so he could take me back to the studio - on DV tape - and cut me out into shapes. Sillouettes. Turn them into little segments. So when i'm on stage the idea is going to be...when i move about on stage, cut out immi is going to be shadowing me. We're going to be able to dance together. Mox is going to be responding to me "moves" on stage with his fingers on a qwerty keyboard. little dances assigned to letters. Coool ha! It probably doesn't make much sense actually...but...it will...in time...

What ELSE have i been doing? weeeell. A hair away from finally finishing the artwork for the album. Looking like an 8page digipack, 16 page booklet...very sexy! Spot Gloss...oh yeah. I am my own freakin' record label now so I can do what i want! OH YEAH. Looking at a mid july release in the UK and not long after in the states. I figured it was time to give little ol' home the first go for once. USA always gets it first and...well...its only fair. It'll be on my site for download like a week before. SO NOT LONG NOW! If you like H and S and G and G you are going to DIE when you hear the rest of it...well lets hope not, coz i want you to hang around a few good more years yet...

So my little ol' shop is up there. Rocking it's litle retail boots. Hope to get all frou frou stuff, unreleased stuff...urban species...LHB...everything i've ever done up there basically in the end. INCLUDING i Megaphone which is not proving so easy, even though I made the dam thing.
and out...

Had a brilliant time out in LA for those three weeks. Met sooo many amazing people. Creative people. My mind is spinning from all that's going on and all that's about to happen...It was great to take a friend out there for a change. Justine. She's a pretty darn cool chick if you ask me. Justine was with me for the whole time with a video camera attached to her face. Documenting this whole process, from making the outfit for the video to the video shoot, to the editing to the post to the small very quiet, only for peeps who i'd met up with in LA this time...gig at the Hotel Cafe. Wow...it was a tough one. Haven't played live for over 2 years! I was rehearsing at a studio nearby on thier piano coz i was sooo nervous i'd forgotten everything from my rehearsal's a couple of days before. I don't get nervous if i'm prepared. I also had a stinking cold lurking...but...It was fine. I had fun. Thge video looked great on the projection screen and we had wine...and wine ot?

I am really quite tired of typing now...

So...basically Justine's going to be filming me for this DVD i wanna bring out. This whole business of getting a record out is such a long process and i think kinda interesting. I'll finish doing this DVD footage as soon as I see my buy my first US copy at a shop...in my hand...then that'll be a good place to finish up.

I'm really bored of typing now!

I'll speak soon. Have a good one.
I won't leave it sooo long next time.
Love fluv
immi xxx


posted by immi  # 11:16 PM 0 comments

A morsel.

Matmos at coachella
Originally uploaded by immi.

hey you guys...wow...i've been sooo out of the iblog loop...sorry...this is just a little mini blog as an hors d'oeuvre for my marathon catch up i'd planned on doing today but time got the better of me... i have really got out of the habbit of taking photos too coz Justine's been doing such a great job of that while we were away...but here's the last one on my camera phone and it's from the Coachella festival in california watching Matmos...they were fookin aye.

right then...
you are going to be soo flooded by news updates, photos, video, shop and crazy email thing you won't know what hit you by this time tomorrow!!!

Love it!
Speak soon xxx
love love
immi xxx


posted by immi  # 12:41 AM 0 comments


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