ALBUM REVIEW: Jon Hopkins – Music For Psychedelic Therapy | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 12.11.21








Verdant new age hothouse ambience, heavenly drones and tropical Ecuadorian cave atmospherics, abundantly populated by undisturbed feathered wildlife, amongst cascading water in a rainforest buoyed by futuristic flights of soaring electronic grandeur.

Jon Hopkins’ new album is intimate, intensely immersive and very often breathtaking as exemplified by the epic track Deep In The Glowing Heart, which has a grandiose scale resplendent with harmonic voices, uplifting sweeps and enormous overwhelming swells. It’s a beat-less suite throughout and comes to a mind quietening conclusion with the single release Sit Around The Fire with spiritual guidance courtesy of the late Ram Dass opening up multi-layered planes of understanding from the glowing embers. This is a beautiful contemplative sixth solo album from an increasingly sophisticated electronic guru.


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