Jon Hopkins self-produced third album and debut for Double Six, Insides, is out 4th May. Insides is a big, bold record showcasing Hopkins’ intriguing musical aesthetic to brilliant effect. D/B highly Recommended!
Insides is about juxtaposition: natural, arcane textures welded to pulsing, hypnotic rhythms, beautiful acoustic melodies set against jarring bass. Above all, Insides is an audacious album which boasts a magical aura all of its own.
Jon Hopkins – Light Through The Veins
The album will be preceeded by a single, ‘Light Through The Veins’, an epic work of classic, propulsive electronica on 27th April 2009.
Jon Hopkins is a musical shapeshifter: a composer, pianist and a self-taught studio wizard. He makes big, bold electronic music using walls of synths, twinkling melodies and amorphous bass rumbles. As such his two albums have seen him labeled by the likes of ambient patriarch Brian Eno as an electronic innovator while an impressive sweep of artists from Herbie Hancock to David Holmes, not to mention contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor, lo-fi folkster King Creosote and musical bluebloods Coldplay, have all called upon the 28-year-old Londoner’s handiwork as a producer and composer.
Jon Hopkins – Inner Peace
11th Feb – Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, supporting Coldplay
12th Feb – Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, supporting Coldplay
14th Feb – Kobe World Kinen Hall, Osaka, supporting Coldplay
15th Feb – Kobe World Kinen Hall, Osaka, supporting Coldplay
13th March – American Museum of Natural History, New York, with Four Tet
14th March – Pianos, Lower East Side, New York
17th March – The Annex, Lower East Side, New York
20th March – Echo, Los Angeles with Four Tet
21st March – Mezzanine, San Francisco, with Four Tet
8th April – Domino Festival, Brussels, with Johan Johannson and Fennesz.
10th April – Palace Akropolis, Prague
11th April – Motel Mosaic Festival, Rotterdam
18th April – Ether Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, supporting Plaid.
1st May – Hinterland Festival, Glasgow
9th May – Faster Than Sound @ Aldeburgh Festival
15th May – Taste of Sonar @ Roundhouse, London
26th May – Album Launch @ Dingwalls, London
6th June – Luminous Festival @ Sydney Opera House
7th June – Luminous Festival @ Sydney Opera House
8th June – Luminous Festival @ Sydney Opera House
18th June – Sonar Festival, Barcelona
27th June – Glastonbury Festival