Release Date: 10 November 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Jon Hopkins Asleep Versions Limited Vinyl LP
· A powerful, multi-faceted beast, packed with the most aggressively dancefloor-focussed music Hopkins has ever made, Jon Hopkins’ ‘Immunity’ is about achieving euphoric states through music. Inspired by the arc of an epic night out, the album peaks with ‘Collider’, a huge, apocalyptic, techno monster and dissolves with the quiet, heartbreakingly beautiful closer, ‘Immunity’, a track featuring vocals from King Creosote, which could sit comfortably alongside the gems of Jon Hopkins and King Creaosote’s Mercury-nominated
collaboration, ‘Diamond Mine’.
· ‘Immunity’ is a confident, dramatic record defined by an acute sense of physicality and place. It feels like the hypnotic accompaniment to a journey of creativity, a trip inside Hopkins’ mind, using analogue synthesis alongside manipulations of physical, real-world sounds to make dance music that feels as natural and unforced as possible.
· ‘Asleep Versions’ was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios, near Reykjavik, in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one single 25 minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike reimaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated ‘Immunity’.
· Representing the quieter, more meditative side of the album, these new explorations take its hypnotic, transcendent qualities to a far deeper level. At times almost painfully beautiful, the EP contains a new, semi-acoustic re-interpretation of album track ‘Form By Firelight’, featuring additional vocals from the Braids and Blue Hawaii lead vocalist, Raphaelle Standell.
Immunity (with King Creosote)
Form By Firelight (with Raphaelle
Breathe This Air (Asleep Version)
Open Eye Signal (Asleep Version)