Sparks

Sparks

4.0 1
by Imogen Heap
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Nearly three years in the making, Sparks is an ambitious concept album from Imogen Heap. Almost all of the 14 songs find their origin in short, brief aural snippets of found sounds, audio that is almost buried in the finished form on Sparks but nevertheless gives the album a skittish, otherworldly

Overview

Nearly three years in the making, Sparks is an ambitious concept album from Imogen Heap. Almost all of the 14 songs find their origin in short, brief aural snippets of found sounds, audio that is almost buried in the finished form on Sparks but nevertheless gives the album a skittish, otherworldly feeling. Often, the record dances on the far side of elliptical: not only are the rhythms simultaneously skeletal and elastic -- sometimes they barely seem to be there -- but the melodies aren't direct, so it takes a while for this album to sink in. Sometimes, it seems like a spacier, chillier counterpart to tUnE-yArDs; it's not as dense in its arrangements or allusions but it is cerebral and worldly, refusing to take a direct route when a detour will do. As such, it sometimes walks the line between close listening and a wash of sound, but it's intriguing from whatever angle it is approached.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2014
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0888430373921
catalogNumber:
303739
Rank:
5580

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Imogen Heap   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
George Brooks   screams,Shouts
Flea   screams,Shouts
Ian Burdge   Cello
Mark Taylor   Balloon,Crowd Noise
B.o.B   Vocals
Banwari Lal Ji   String Instrument
Emma Smith   Violin,Viola
Kheng Sonam Dorji   Vocals
Vishal-Shekhar   Vocals
Vincent Sipprell   Violin,Viola
Simon Parkinson   screams,Shouts
Paul Young   screams,Shouts
Lindsey Nelson   screams,Shouts
Alan Reitsch   screams,Shouts
Zhu Chunhang   Electric Guitar
Zhao Yiwei   Pipa
Thomas Ermacora   Vocals,screams,Shouts
Papuler Band   Background Vocals
Sydea   screams,Shouts
Rory Karsten Stampa   screams,Shouts
Roger Barker   screams,Shouts
Richard Dann   screams,Shouts
Rachel Blackford   Balloon,Crowd Noise
Phil Singleton   screams,Shouts
Penelope Waters   screams,Shouts
Nuns at Penjor Choling Nunnery   Chant
Nigel Oxley   screams,Shouts
Naomi Kachiwagi   screams,Shouts
Marion Blair   screams,Shouts
Lois Amos   screams,Shouts
Li Gongyi   Drums
Li Benxian   Bass
Juliet Heap   screams,Shouts
Jonathan Angwin   Balloon,Crowd Noise
John Millar   screams,Shouts
Ingrid Williams   screams,Shouts
Imogen Ridge   Harp
Ian Guyver   screams,Shouts
Heather Sherry   screams,Shouts
Hannah Brock   Guzheng
Gareth James Rose   screams,Shouts
Frank Van Hasselt   screams,Shouts
Felix Thorn   Machines
Evie Hilyer-Ziegler   Violin
Euan Mills   screams,Shouts
Edmun Coleville Tihomir   screams,Shouts
Dalibor Tomko   screams,Shouts
Colin Jupp   screams,Shouts
Colin Gordon   screams,Shouts
Chromer Smith   screams,Shouts
Charlie Moritz   screams,Shouts
Catherine Elizabeth Bertrand   screams,Shouts
Carol Thorne   screams,Shouts
Breanne Smith   screams,Shouts
Bill Amos   screams,Shouts
Angela Koch   screams,Shouts
Andrea Lizakova   screams,Shouts

Technical Credits

Nick Ryan   Engineer,Concept,Sound Design,Additional Production
Imogen Heap   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,Concept,Instrumentation,Sound Design
Andy Carne   Art Direction,Concept,Cover Photo,Photo Manipulation
Deadmau5   Composer
B.o.B   Composer
Emma Smith   Engineer
Vishal-Shekhar   Composer,Additional Production
Rob Thomas   Sound Design
Vincent Sipprell   Engineer
Warren Mendonsa   Engineer
Alexander Goodman   Engineer
Abujit Nalani   Engineer
Peter Stoddard   Engineer
Michael Lebor   Engineer
Kelly Snook   Engineer,Studio Manager,Field Recording,Pro-Tools
Hedley Dindoyal   Engineer
Gesha Zhu   Engineer
Cecilie Kamp   Illustrations
Ben Henretig   Engineer,Field Recording

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >