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Imogen Heap
“Hide and Seek”

A stroke of brilliance–That’s what this track is. Without any traditional percussive elements, it creatively injects a sense of vocal percussion by staggering the harmonies on the upbeats of chord transitions. This combined with literary imagery in the lyrics, gives this song a great feeling of depth, fluidity and purpose.
There are some digital elements to the voices in the harmony, especially in dynamic changes. It helps push the melody forward, and proclaims a sense of urgency. All the combined voices help it rise and fall with purpose and ease. There are aspects of this song that remind me of the music composed by Benoit Jutras for Quidam.


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From the Album: Speak for Yourself

2 Responses to “Hide and Seek – a purely vocal venture”

  1. on 23 Jan 2007 at 2:25 pmMary808

    Gorgeous, from a great movie soundtrack, The Last Kiss.
    English Version

    It’s a remake of an even better Italian version of the same name: Italian Version

    The Zach Braff version has some pretty shitty acting by some of the others (the chicks mainly), but it’s still a very cool story. And, of course… it’s Zach Braff… want to touch the hiney…

  2. on 21 Feb 2007 at 2:43 pmShawna

    Hypnotic and dreamy. Very Frou Frou, but apparently the producer of Frou Frou worked w/her on this album.