Jon Hopkins - Asleep Versions-Vinyl LP-South

Jon Hopkins - Asleep Versions

A powerful, multi-faceted beast, packed with the most aggressively dancefloor-focussed music Hopkins has ever made, Jon Hopkins‰۪ ‰Û÷Immunity‰۪ is about achieving euphoric states through music. Inspired by the arc of an epic night out, the album peaks with ‰Û÷Collider‰۪, a huge, apocalyptic, techno monster and dissolves with the quiet, heartbreakingly beautiful closer, ‰Û÷Immunity‰۪, a track featuring vocals from King Creosote, which could sit comfortably alongside the gems of Jon Hopkins and King Creaosote‰۪s Mercury-nominated collaboration, ‰Û÷Diamond Mine‰۪.
‰Û÷Asleep Versions‰۪ was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios, near Reykjavik, in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one single 25 minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re- imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated ‰Û÷Immunity‰۪.
    Representing the quieter, more meditative side of the album, these new explorations take its hypnotic, transcendent qualities to a far deeper level. At times almost painfully beautiful, the EP contains a new, semi-acoustic re-interpretation of album track ‰Û÷Form By Firelight‰۪, featuring additional vocals from the Braids and Blue Hawaii lead vocalist, Raphaelle Standell.