9.8.14 Monday Music Mention – Imogen Heap

I know, I missed last week.   Last Monday was a no-work day and almost a no-computer day too.  Hopefully y’all were off doing fun things like dancing, grilling, grabbing some end-of-summer fun. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus due to stress, and hope to be back writing again soon.  In the meantime, listen and enjoy!

This week’s artist is another Brit, Imogen Heap. I tend to favor non-American musicians for the most part and I’m not sure why, with the exception of the piano and cello, where my native peeps get the luvin’.  Imogen is trained in piano, clarinet and cello.  She later learned on her own the Mimbra and the Hang (one of my favorite percussion instruments!)  She’s also an accomplished mix and sound engineer.  But it is her voice that is so stellar to me. I first heard her on this track with Jeff Beck and was captivated.

While she is part of a duo, Frou Frou, I’ve always preferred her solo work.  This song has had a lot of meaning since the death of my husband.

Artistically, I find this song of hers hauntingly beautiful, and the video is gorgeous to watch as well.  This song was on my mind when I wrote ‘Dreams for Sale’.

And if you enjoy the artist, please support them as I do, by purchasing their music and acknowledge their talent.

Have a marvelous Monday!

~SE

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  10 comments for “9.8.14 Monday Music Mention – Imogen Heap

  1. September 8, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    I loved all of these S! I have one Imogen song in my iTunes library – Have You Got It In You?. Such a beautiful and artistic being. Thanks for sharing. I do think her songs are good background music for writing.

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    • September 8, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      I’m always so happy when people connect with the music I share 🙂 Thanks Bren!

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  2. September 8, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Thank you. That is a voice I can manage a bit more of.

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    • September 8, 2014 at 8:50 PM

      Yes, she is lovely to look at and to listen to as well. So glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. September 8, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Wow! Sister you got my attention at Jeff Beck. One thing I love about him is his daughter plays the bass, she so young yet has his talent for music. Imogen voice is captivating. I will add her to my playlist. I love to see small venues, very cozy, wishing your were there. Thanks for another great Music Monday!
    Hugs. 🙂

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    • September 8, 2014 at 8:51 PM

      Yes, it is a dazzling piece with Jeff Beck eh? That is one performance that would have been nice to attend. It’s been a while for me 🙂 So glad you enjoyed it Warrior!

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  4. Willy Nilly
    September 9, 2014 at 6:07 AM

    Just WoW! I enjoyed this very much. Thank you for the introduction 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 9, 2014 at 9:12 AM

      I’m so happy everyone found such pleasure in her work. Thanks 🙂

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  5. alfredsalmanac
    September 16, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Great artist. I am sadly lacking in my music posts. This is due to the fact that I honestly got stuck listening to Kate Bush, The Hounds of Love track, for two and a half weeks. It was a beautiful nightmare. I started to see the real meaning in the words, hear the longing in her voice. It took me years to finally ‘get’ this track. Here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w_m86INkbw . take your time with it. There is wisdom within :] Best wishes.

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    • September 17, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      An excellent recommendation, and I’ve always enjoyed her voice. Her album “The Sensual World” is awesome, and I like the original cut from the poem better than the later one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhUg-IVjbao

      Thanks, and glad you liked Imogen!

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