Jon Hopkins: Form By Firelight (with Raphaelle Standell)

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English musician Jon Hopkins fine-tuned his ambient electro production skills under the masterful ear of none other than Brian Eno and the conceptual brevity of this mentorship has paid off. Hopkins released his Asleep Versions EP this week, a 25-minute album conceived as a single piece. “Form by Firelight” (with Raphaelle Standell) takes listeners on delicately textured, meditative sonic sojourn adorned with sparkling synths and lingering keyboard riffs. Hopkins recorded the EP just outside Reykjavik in the town of Mosfellsbær, and a touch of the magic found in Icelandic music surely found its way in.