Jon Hopkins has shared a beautiful piano cover of Thom Yorke's 'Dawn Chorus'.
The electronic composer fell in love with the song last year, after hearing Thom Yorke's excellent solo project 'Anima'.
Continually creative throughout lockdown - check out deep meditation aid 'Singing Bowl (Ascension)' - he recorded this cover back in Spring.
Seemingly laid down in one complete take, it's a moving listen, with only minimal electronics added to the arrangement.
Jon Hopkins explains...
"I felt such bliss the first time I heard this piece - it seemed so mysterious and hypnotic, oblique but warm. I thought there was so much beauty in that chord sequence that there was room to explore it on the piano and see what grew from it."
"One day in early April when everything was particularly quiet and surreal outside, I went into my studio for the first time in weeks and ended up recording the whole thing in one take. I left it very raw and upfront, with just some sub bass and vocal drones in the background. The whole thing was done in a day and was a very cathartic experience."
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Steve Gullick
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