STREAM “OPEN EYE SIGNAL” (NOSAJ THING REMIX) NOW; IMMUNITY OUT JUNE 4TH ON DOMINO
Until now, Jon Hopkins has been an elusive character, known to most as an expert producer, Ivor Novello-nominated composer of film scores, remixer of artists including David Lynch, Four Tet, Wild Beasts, Nosaj Thing, and Purity Ring, and long term collaborator of Brian Eno and Coldplay. Though his previous three solo albums have perhaps been overshadowed by his work with others, he’s quietly been developing his own identity, style and sound, all of which is confidently presented via forthcoming album, Immunity. It’s a dramatic record, defined by an acute sense of physicality and place and inspired by the arc of an epic night out. He uses analog synthesis alongside manipulations of physical, real-world sounds to make dance music that feels as natural and unforced as possible. The resulting album feels like the hypnotic accompaniment to a journey of creativity, a trip inside Hopkins’ mind.
Hopkins has shared Immunity‘s lead single, “Open Eye Signal,” and today he offers up Nosaj Thing‘s reworking of this track. Along with remixes by Happa, Lord of the Isles and Luke Abbott, the Nosaj Thing remix is one of several featured as part of the “Open Eye Signal” single. These are available digitally today, and as a white label 12″ vinyl on May 21st. Additionally, the “Open Eye Signal” remixes are available to pre-order as part of the iTunes Bonus Track version of Immunity.
Described by NPR Music‘s Bob Boilen as the “best live solo electronic musician I’ve ever seen,” Jon Hopkins live show is equally moving. Tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 8th, he will support Four Tet atWebster Hall in New York City as part of Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013. Additionally, he’ll play Mutek in Montreal on May 31st.
Jon Hopkins’ Immunity is out on CD, 2xLP and digital on June 4th on Domino.
“[Nosaj Thing] wisely does not attempt to scramble the original’s key elements-the coiling synthline, the reversed-heartbeat percussion, and the choir which shouts from every corner-but instead gives them a mysterious downtempo stamp. In rearranging the order in which Hopkins’ percussion and various stems were originally pieced together, Nosaj Thing reveals a nocturnal creeper of a tune that was apparently hiding in plain sight all along.” — XLR8R
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JON HOPKINS’ TOUR DATES:
Wed. May 8 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
Sat. May 11 – Geneva, CH @ Mapping Festival
Fri. May 31 – Montreal, QC @ Mutek [Metropolis]
Wed. June 12 – London, UK @ Village Underground~
Thu. June 13 – Barcelona, ES @ Leisure System
Sun. June 23 – Westmeath, IE @ Body & oul
Sat. June 29 – Derry, IE @ Celtronic Festival
Fri. July 5 – Amsterdam, NL @ Pitch Festival
Sat. July 20 – Gente, BE @ 10 Days Off Festival
Fri. Aug. 16 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain
Sat. Aug. 17 – Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival
Fri. Aug. 23 – Katowice, PL @ Nowa Musyka
Fri. Sep. 6 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bstival
Thu. Oct. 26 – Munich, DE @ Münchner Kammerspiele
* w/ Four Tet (headline), Koreless (support)
~ w/ The Field (support/solo live show), Nathan Fake (support/DJ set)
“quasi-Baroque figures, cathedral chords in rounded (and Eno-esque) keyboard tones. With the pomp grounded by the crunch, it suggested a classical education sidetracked by the beat, and Mr. Hopkins wasn’t too arty to wind up with more crowd-pleasing trance bangers.” — The New York Times
“‘Open Eye Signal’ highlights the transportative depth of Hopkins’ sound . . . a full-on techno churner”
“Hopkins constructs the tune in such a gradual and methodical process that it generates an air of organic warmth and life” — Consequence of Sound
“Electrifying” — NME
“a wonderfully full, earthy-sounding piece of motorik technopop” — The Quietus
Immunity pre-order – http://dominorecordco.com/immunity
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