Jon Hopkins – Singularity
‘Singularity’ is a sonic ecosystem that begins and ends on the same note: a universe beginning, expanding, and contracting towards the same infinitesimal point. It is a continuation and deepening of all the themes that pervade Jon Hopkins’ work, from electronic to ambient albums, collaborations, and film scores. Where ‘Immunity’ – his hypnotic 2013 breakthrough LP – charted the dark alternative reality of an epic 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.