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This immaculately sequenced album combines elements of classical piano with IDM and ambient in a way that feels curiously effortless. Insides is filled with alluring textures—percussion that crunches like granite and flaps like bird wings, melodies that move like water droplets and crest like sunrise over misty mountaintops. Don't miss the nine-minute "Light Through the Veins", which plays like the soundtrack to a morning spaceship ride over Earth. Hopkins is one of electronic music's most emotive composers—sit back and prepare for liftoff.

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His best album by far

Hopkins's first two albums showed promise but were ultimately way to safe and lacking in spark. With Insides he realises his potential - no wonder it is by far his most successful album to date. I felt moved to write this review after reading some bizarre criticisms on here talking of him "succumbing to glitch" - this is not a glitch release in any sense. It has some dark moments, some spiky rhythms and some serious bass for sure (the title track Insides and Colour Eye are the most extreme examples), but in a way that is far more indicative of a dubstep influence than the tricksiness that accompanies pure glitch. This is all about the melody and groove, not showing off programming techniques.

That's not to say it doesn't have calmer moments - the second half contains many of his most tranquil works. Small Memory and Autumn Hill display an unequalled pianistic sensitivity, A Drifting Up hypnotises with blissful, evolving chords, and Light Through The Veins (his best known track since its appearance opening the last Coldplay album) is classic electronica at its most euphoric.

It's something FAR deeper and richer than a "chill out" album - if that's what you're looking for, buy some Helios or Ulrich Schnauss, or indeed one of Hopkins's first two albums. This is for fans of Gold Panda, Four Tet, Nosaj Thing, the more melodic side of Plaid, Seefeel, etc.


One of the best in the genre, glitch and edge - especially the breakdown on the track "Insides"

The next Generation.

For me Jon Hopkins takes over from when the likes of Jarre, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream stopped producing ground breaking work and turned into lazy assed old men. Hopkins produces wonderful work, its cutting edge, the arrangements and production are modern and exciting. I think his work will be, and is very influencial . Great stuff !!!


Born: 15 August 1979 in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, Eng

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Jon Hopkins is an electronic producer who meticulously constructs lush arrangements, blending digital beats and soothing ambience. His unique, hypnotic style made him a sought-after producer in the pop world, and earned him credits on albums by Coldplay, Massive Attack, Brian Eno, and Herbie Hancock in the late 2000s. Starting out as a gifted child pianist, in his teen years he became interested in synthesized sounds and started making acid house and drum'n'bass on a four-track recorder using computer...
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