Domino / UK
Always in demand, Jon Hopkins has been incredibly busy since the release of 2013′s Immunity. Even before the release of Immunity, Jon was known as an expert producer and collaborator, as well as a remixer of artists as diverse as David Lynch, Moderat, Disclosure, Four Tet, Wild Beasts and Purity Ring.
His new album, Singularity, his first since 2013’s Immunity, was released earlier 2018 and begins and ends on the same note: a universe beginning, expanding, and contracting towards the same infinitesimal point.
Shaped by his experiences with meditation and trance states, the album flows seamlessly from rugged techno to transcendent choral music, from solo acoustic piano to psychedelic ambient. Its epic musical palette is visceral and emotionally honest: with a destructive opener full of industrial electronics and sonic claustrophobia and a redemptive, pure end on solo piano, this album reflects the psychological states Hopkins lived through during the writing process.
Exploring the connectivity of the mind, sonics and the natural world, Jon Hopkins is not to be missed at Sónar Reykjavík 2019.