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Friday, March 20, 2009

Jon Hopkins - Insides (2009) (AWESOME !!!)

Genre : Electronica, Ambient, Downtempo, IDM, United Kingdom

Tracklist :

1. The Wider Sun
2. Vessel
3. Insides
4. Wire
5. Colour Eye
6. Light Through The Veins
7. The Lower Places
8. Small Memory
9. A Drifting Up
10. Autumn Hill

Jon Hopkins is a British musician who writes and performs his own music, melody-led electronica. He was born and brought up in London and started playing the piano when he was five. By the age of twelve he was studying piano at London's Royal College of Music.

He has worked with Coldplay, Imogen Heap, King Creosote, Massive Attack, Chris Coco and Brian Eno, amongst many others.

His debut album Opalescent is on Just Music's Absolute Zero imprint. Hopkins' second album Contact Note was released on Absolute Zero through Just Music in August 2004.

In April 2008, the independent web label Sounds Asleep released "The Fourth State", a single 32 minute long track of "pure ambient" music recorded by Hopkins in 2004.

In a November 25, 2008 post to his website, Jon announced that his third album, Insides, will be released in March of 2009. At the time of that announcement, however, the album was available through a limited-time release on the UK iTunes Store.

Hopkins was commissioned by multi-award-winning Wayne McGregor – renowned for his fierce, physically-testing choreography and ground-breaking collaborations – to compose music for Entity, the latest production for McGregor's "Random Dance" troupe. Entity was performed live at Sadler's Wells in April 2008, and will later tour around Europe.

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