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‰۪.