The "8-bit" sounds in this song are actually a Nintendo Gameboy, provided to Imogen by chiptune artist and friend Pixelh8.
NPR's All Things Considered aired an interview with Imogen on Sept. 1st, 2009. In the interview, Heap takes Block through the song "Tidal" piece by piece; the result is enough to make listeners wonder whether Heap is tempted to throw every toy into a song.
"Yeah. And I do," Heap says. "I do start with the computer and make… read more