As announced on his Facebook, Jon Hopkins is now in the finishing stages of his next album. I’ve been excited about this all year, the new tracks I’ve heard are utterly mind-blowing. Here’s what he said:
“This has mainly been a studio year.. The reason there has been no new solo album released yet is that I’ve done two new film scores, including the next Kevin Macdonald film which is looking amazing. Details of these are on my IMDB page underneath. The soundtrack albums of both will be released next spring / summer. The solo album is nearly done and will be out before them unless something weird happens in the next few weeks when I try to finish it off. Happy new year x”
Read the full post here.
Jon had an interesting 2011/12 to say the least, having a surprise smash hit with his ‘Diamond Mine’ album alongside Scottish folk artist King Creosote, whose subtle balance of silken electronics and emotive songwriting received universal adoration and a coveted Mercury Prize nomination. His soundtrack for Gareth Edwards debut movie ‘Monsters’ was similarly loved, and lead to the further score commissions mentioned above.
Along with producing an album with Brian Eno for Warp Records, high profile tours supporting the likes of Royksopp and Coldplay, the London based composer has found himself not far off ‘household name’ status.
The release and tour schedule are yet to be announced, but we are already pencilling dates for Spring / Summer festivals. If you really want him at your 2013 event, I suggest getting in touch before things go hectic!
In the meantime, go enjoy the music on his Soundcloud.