Jon Hopkins has announced details of a new album titled âMusic For Psychedelic Therapyâ – listen to his first song, âSit Around The Fire,â below.
The producer’s sequel to 2018’s âSingularityâ will be released digitally and on CD via Domino on November 12, with a vinyl release on February 11, 2022.
â’Sit Around The Fire’ exists from one of the deep synchronicities that ushered in this thing (‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’),â Hopkins said of the new song in a statement. âI was contacted by East Forest, who had spent time with Ram Dass in Hawaii before his death.
âHe was given access to several less heard lectures from the 1970s and asked to put them to music. He sent me some starting points, including the beautiful choral voices he recorded that opened the song. I put on my headphones and with Ram Dass’ voice in my head I sat down at the piano and improvised. What you hear is the first thing that came out – it just appeared in response to the words. “
Check out the new âSit Around The Fireâ video below:
Discussing the idea behind the new album, Hopkins called it âan album with no rhythm, not a single drum sound, something that is more akin to a classical symphony than a dance / electronica record. that feels more like an experience than listening to a piece of music. Maybe something much more emotionally honest than what I had been comfortable doing before – a fusion of music, nature and my own desire to heal.
He added: “The freedom of traditional rhythmic structures got so unlocked – I felt like I was free to explore a new form of rhythm, the one you discover when you just let things flow without getting in the way. . “
Giving the producer’s latest album ‘Singularity’ a five-star review when it was released in 2018, NME wrote: âThe details are where this album is most rewarding: every moment is deeply considered. Hopkins intended to hear it all at once, and there’s every reason listeners set aside an hour and let themselves be carried away into his haunting world.