English producer Jon Hopkins delivers his fifth studio album as Singularity follows Opalescent, Contact Note, Insides and Immunity. The album comes at nine tracks in length and arrives via popular UK-dance imprint Domino Recording Co., a label that has seen previous releases from Franz Ferdinand, Joe Goddard, Arctic Monkeys and Bob Moses. Hopkins latest offering combines incredible sound design and sticky transients on tracks like Everything Connected with soft, orchestral string
and choir arrangements on Recovery and Feel First Life, as a whole it creates a tangible connection between our own wishful thinking and the interstellar mysteries that might never be discovered, and you can enjoy it again, and again. It doesn’t matter if you’re listening on cheap disposable earphones or a state-of-the-art sound system, this one sounds incredible. Hopkins will also set off on a Singularity European tour from October 10th to November 22nd, tour stops include Oslo, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Paris, London, Newcastle and Manchester.
Where to start:
‘Emerald Rush’ – Energetic and rhythmic patterns built from creative sound design
‘Everything Connected’ – Ten minutes of intense basslines and ghastly string pads
‘Luminous Beings’ – Relaxed mix of playful synth sounds and gentle drum beats
Previous from Jon Hopkins:
Jon Hopkins – Immunity (2013, Domino)
Jon Hopkins – Monsters OST (2010, Vertigo/Domino)
If you like this then check out:
Tycho – Epoch (2016, Ghostly International)
Four Tet – New Energy (2017, Text Records)
Jon Hopkins’ Singularity LP is out now on Domino Recording Co.