It could be a "World Music" album at this rate!
Probably the strongest HeapSong yet.
The music is made up of field recordings from 24 different locations around Hangzhou on my 34th birthday over a 24 hour period in Hangzhou, China. Recorded during an event I curated where tons of local people got involved. One of them is on the front cover. A woman doing shouting exercises at the top of her lungs on top of Baoccu hill as the sun rises. I think I’m gonna take a leaf from her book some days! You can hear how i used the sounds we recorded on ‘Xizi’s bits’. It was amazing and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. The whole day was filmed and in the next couple of months that short film will be released but for now you can see parts of it we made into the music video, which I love and brings back many wonderful memories. In a month i’ll release a mandarin sung version I’ll be making (getting it translated by Pang Wei, a wonderful poet from Hangzhou).
You can buy the song on its own or as part of a very lovely 3diCD with loads of photos I took in the booklet and also a a slideshow I made for you with text insight into the lyric. Xizi’s bits is on there and also the first 5.1 surround mix of one of my songs, compliments of John Crossley. You can buy all from my website today in various different formats. Of course I would recommend the highest quality.
Thanks again to the British Council, The PRS Foundation and my hosts in Hangzhou who made this all possible, the Dushukaibao (the city Express) newspaper.
Really hope you enjoy it! I think it sounds best cycling around hangzhou at night. It was made for it!
So happy to share this song and some of the moments there with you. Lots of love! xxx immi xxx
Also… please hashtag any tweets you’d like me to read about the song with #XiziSheKnows