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Jon Hopkins - Light Through The Veins

Insides is Hopkins first album in four years and debut for Double Six. Released on May 4th, the album is about strange contexts: natural, arcane textures welded to uneasy rhythms. Beautiful acoustic melodies set against jarring bass. Its an audacious record with a modernist lustre and magical aura all of its own. At an epic nine minutes in length, Light Through The Veins is a work of classic, hypnotic electronica. It draws the listener in with each pure, serpentine note, rises to a propulsive, euphoric climax, before finally dissolving into an ending of heartrending beauty and sadness. In fact, Coldplay were so taken with Light Through the Veins they used a reworked version to bookend last year's bestselling Viva La Vida and invited the 28-year-old Londoner to spend the last six months of 2008 opening their live shows across the USA and Europe. Jon Hopkins has co-written and co-produced the soundtrack for the forthcoming Peter Jackson film, The Lovely Bones, an adaptation of the book written by Alice Sebold, alongside Brian Eno.

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