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Domino / Double Six Recordings

Jon Hopkins – Insides

$38.00

Domino / Double Six Recordings

Jon Hopkins – Insides

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This composer, pianist, and self-taught studio wizard makes big, bold electronic music using walls of synths, twinkling melodies, and amorphous bass rumbles. His previous two albums had him labeled by ambient patriarch Brian Eno as an electronic innovator, while an impressive sweep of artists such as Herbie Hancock, David Holmes, Coldplay, and lo-fi folkster King Creosote have called upon his handiwork as producer and composer.

On this, his Domino debut, Hopkins showcases an intriguing musical aesthetic. "Insides" is about juxtaposition: natural, arcane textures welded to pulsing, hypnotic rhythms; beautiful acoustic melodies set against jarring bass. Reminiscent of the beautiful melodies and harsh dirty beats of Four Tet, Squarepusher, Burial, and Aphex Twin. - Domino

“Focusing on Immunity and 2009's Insides, he weaves lush, intricate tapestries of thud, hiss, whirr and crackle; We Disappear grows beats like a jungle sunrise while Collider seems built around the workings of the Trumpton town-hall clock. His skewed, inventive creations don't drop out and kick in, they fracture and reform.

At times, such as on Light Through the Veins, based around a familiar refrain Hopkins sampled for Coldplay's Viva La Vida album, he indulges in that glacial sunbeam sound that ambient producers must secretly circulate between themselves in a box marked "God yawning". At others he delves into NIN industrial territory, riveting Insides into sturdy android form before sending it on the warpath. Beneath a cinema screen of magnified dyes crystallising, it's all part of Hopkins' stated aim to hypnotise and overwhelm with sound. A Mercurial display.” – The Guardian

  

 

Item description:

Artist:

Jon Hopkins

Title:

Insides

Label:

Domino / Double Six Recordings 

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

UK

Release Date:

2009

Genre:

Electronica, Classical

Style:

Modern Classical, IDM, Downtempo, Ambient

Catalog No:

DS015LP

Condition:

New