Jon Hopkin's new album, Singularity, his first since 2013’s Immunity, is due for release on 4th May 2018 on Domino Records.
It begins and ends on the same note: a universe beginning, expanding, and contracting towards the same infinitesimal point. Where Immunity – his hypnotic breakthrough LP – charted the dark alternative reality of a top night out, Singularity explores the dissonance between dystopian urbanity and the green forest. It is a journey that returns to where it began – from the opening note of foreboding to the final sound of acceptance.
Shaped by his experiences with meditation and trance states, the album flows seamlessly from rugged techno to transcendent choral music, from solo acoustic piano to psychedelic ambient. Its epic musical palette is visceral and emotionally honest: with a destructive opener full of industrial electronics and sonic claustrophobia and a redemptive, pure end on solo piano, this album reflects the psychological states Hopkins lived through during the writing process.
This is music made to be heard in one sitting, on the live stage. Get involved.
Last entry 8.30pm.
Presented by Now Wave.
This is a 14+ event (under16s must be accompanied by an adult).