When I saw that Imogen Heap appeared on the new Deadmau5 album, I thought maybe to expect possibly a Deadmau5-ish song with Immi’s vocals. Instead what we got was simply an unreleased Imogen Heap song.
Can anyone tell me what exactly Deadmau5 contributed to this track? OK – let’s say he’s versatile and wants to give Heap what she wants (minimal drum jitters, piano chords – the usual Imogen stuff) – why not add in the Deadmau5 stuff too? There isn’t a single other Deadmau5 song that sounds like this – to the point where this sounds so much like one of Heap’s songs and so little like one of his you start to wonder how well the collaboration went. I imagine something like this:
DM: Hey I was thinking about adding this hard house beat…
DM: So maybe I use organ and side chain it off the other…
DM: So what about…
IH: Hey remember that one time I won a Grammy for best sound engineer? Step aside son.
Imogen proceeds to open Ableton and program a Max for Live patch that turns Joel into an actual dead mouse via the “loadmess” command and simultaneously erasing his hard drive every time the gain reaches .99%.
Sigh. Anyway, here’s a cool music video
Imogen they made for this song: