Jon Hopkins Releases Hauntingly Beautiful ‘Asleep Versions EP’

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Jon Hopkins, the UK producer behind 2013’s excellent Immunity, which has since seen remixes featuring Lulu James and Purity Ring, has now released another follow-up, the Asleep Versions EP, which includes contributions from King Creosote and Raphaelle Standelle. Recorded in Mosfellsbær, Iceland, Asleep Versions takes four of Immunity‘s highlights, “Immunity,” “Form By Firelight,” “Breathe This Air,” and “Open Eye Signal,” and reworks them in reverse order into a single 25-minute-long soundscape. The tracks are stripped down, beat-less frames of their Immunity counterparts, but take on a new life of their own from Hopkins’ original production, further pushing the boundaries of electronic music and aligning Hopkins with the likes of Röyksopp (whose final album, The Inevitable End also came out today) and Sigur Rós.

Watch the trailer, and listen to “Immunity” (with King Creosote) below: