Jon Hopkins’ last album Immunity featured the extraordinary single Open Eye Signal. A hypnotic masterwork of dynamic dance music and experimental electronic production, it was accompanied by a video that saw a lone skateboarder cross the landscapes of America’s west.
Suburban cityscapes race by as we follow to the desert and coastline – one continuous journey that spans the known and unfamiliar, becoming something of a spiritual journey.
So it is with Singularity, the latest album from the acclaimed London artist. It’s a transporting record that reveals Hopkins’ deepening interest in conflict and harmony, cities and nature, order and chaos. Songs glide through techno, ambient, instrumental, choral and psychedelic scenes: a singular, continuous journey into the infinite.
Singularity is out May 4 via Domino, including on limited deluxe edition blue vinyl.
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