Asleep Versions - Jon Hopkins

Review of Asleep Versions – Jon Hopkins

Asleep Versions, the new EP, is the slowed down re-workings of four of the tracks off of Immunity. Jon Hopkins sold out the Royal Festival Hall in London just a few weeks ago, and accumulates accolades, whether it is for his work with other artists, on film soundtracks, or on commission to accompany modern dance choreography.

Asleep Versions was recorded in Iceland, and is the sort of music that makes it easy to imagine vast ice floes and endless rocky landscapes flowing lava-like to a distant horizon, where ethereally robed women with waves of streaming hair lend their otherworldly vocals to layers of synths and bell sounds that seem designed to encourage certain forms of brain wave activity.

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