Jon Hopkins has shared an excerpt from his new album.
The electronic artist turns inward on his latest project, with 'Music For Psychedelic Therapy' focussing on emotion, and higher states of consciousness.
The musician has frequently spoken about his use of psychedelics, and his experiences within non-Western religious customs.
The results are “an album with no beats, not one drum sound, something that is closer to a classical symphony than a dance / electronica record. Something that is more like having an experience than listening to a piece of music. It is not ambient, classical or drone but has elements of all three. . . it’s a place as much as it is a sound. It works for the sober mind, but takes on a new dimension entirely when brought into a psychedelic ceremony”.
This new excerpt gives a clear idea of what to expect, with the lush ambience and glacial pace of progression allowing you to feast upon every note.
“It’s time to share the music that sits at the heart of this album. This is what it’s all about for me. Everything on the record is so intrinsically linked that rather than extract one track to release next, I made this stand-alone excerpt, which is drawn from two big moments of the second half – 'Love Flows Over Us In Prismatic Waves', and 'Deep In The Glowing Heart'”.
Stephen McNally crafts the accompanying visualiser, and it neatly expands on Jon Hopkins' compositional sense.
'Music For Psychedelic Therapy' will be released on November 12th.
Photo Credit: Steve Gullick
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