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twobreaths

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Jon Hopkins
« on: March 17, 2014, 03:48:09 AM »
http://annacalvi.tumblr.com/post/77928395063/jon-hopkins-collider

This guy makes really nice soundscapes. I think he's kind of genius. And like Anna, he has Eno connections.
I really enjoyed this performance on KCRW, but I think his songs work better together in a full album listen than individually. I have only listened to his latest album, Immunity though.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/n8fsMcMY2do" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/n8fsMcMY2do</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/t365KdoiHTM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/t365KdoiHTM</a>

I also really like this science-y video about his music video for and his album cover. The way he describes his songs reminds me of how Anna sees her songs too.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fXSpgZ1FxoA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/fXSpgZ1FxoA</a>

Generally there are no vocals but on this alternate version of Breathe This Air it seems he worked with Megan James from Purity Ring.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/CPmucPjFulI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/CPmucPjFulI</a>

I also like this song with Hayden Thorpe from Wild Beasts.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9hYz3R_0Hpg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/9hYz3R_0Hpg</a>

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Re: Jon Hopkins
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 04:31:54 PM »
LOVE Jon Hopkins - if Anna ever does that electronic album, I would love to see her work with him for some of it. I definitely think Immunity is hands down his best work yet. Some of his older material is a bit 'typical', in terms of electronic music, and it just doesn't have the textures and uniqueness of Immunity. I'll stop talking about how much I love this album since I will go on forever.

If anyone is in Toronto on July 19th, he's playing an outdoor festival with Grimes, Charli XCX, Flume, etc. Early bird tickets are only $25 which is INSANELY CHEAP. http://www.time-fest.com/

seriously, I do not work for the festival :)

He did some work with Coldplay on their new album and it's really noticeable (mainly on the track Midnight). They've worked together in the past, but this is basically a Jon Hopkins track with Chris Martin singing on it.