Jon Hopkins announces Asleep Versions EP, consisting of compositions created deep in the throes of slumber

Jon Hopkins announces Asleep Versions EP, consisting of compositions created deep in the throes of slumber

Most things are harder to do when asleep than when awake. Driving a car? Way harder when asleep. Eating dinner? Definitely harder if not awake. Dreaming? Easier when asleep, the rare exception. Making music? Oh man, almost impossible when asleep. Didn’t stop Jon Hopkins, though! On November 11, Hopkins will release the Asleep Versions EP through Domino in 12-inch, CD, and digital formats. This new EP from the Immunity musician features four compositions made while Hopkins was completely unconscious. Three of the tracks feature total silence, while the fourth features a buzzing synthesizer that Hopkins rested his head on.

Huh? What’s that? Oh. I’ve just gotten word that the tracks on Asleep Versions are not, I repeat NOT, tracks composed in Hopkins’ sleep. In fact, the record consists of four dream-like reinterpretations of tracks from his 2013 record Immunity recorded in Reyjavik this past February. Very embarrassing mistake I’ve made here. Anyway, the EP features contributions from BRAIDS/Blue Hawaii vocalist Raphaelle Standell and previous Hopkins collaborator King Creosote. Watch a trailer for the release below, directed and designed by Robert Hunter and seemingly featuring some sort of ghost Batman.

Beyond reaching into the world of dreams, Hopkins has a busy schedule in the coming months. His tour itinerary finds him doing an impressive amount of globe-trotting, featuring dates in locations including Singapore, Taiwan, India, and Japan. He’ll also find himself in Brooklyn for a rare US date, headlining the Fixed 10 Year Anniversary Party. Additionally, he has some major events planned in his native UK, being set to curate The Warehouse Project in Manchester with Jamie xx in December and performing his biggest show to date at London’s Brixton Academy in April. Amazing, really, that the man can do all this and still get his typical 18 hours of sleep per day.

Asleep Versions tracklist:

01. Immunity (w/ King Creosote)
02. Form by Firelight (w/ Raphaelle Standell)
03. Breathe This Air
04. Open Eye Signal


10.01.14 - Berlin, Germany - Admiralspalast
10.03.14 - Warsaw, Poland - FreeFormFestival
10.04.14 - Bologna, Italy - Robot Festival
10.18.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Trouw
10.24.14 - Mexico City, Mexico - Mutek.MX
10.26.14 - Co Wicklow, Ireland - Samhain Festival
10.30.14 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival
11.03.14 - Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender
11.05.14 - Taipei, Taiwan - Hostess Club Taipei Legacy
11.08.14 - Singapore, Singapore - Hostess Club Weekender
11.09.14 - Bangalore, India - NH7 Weekender
11.21.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Output (FIXED 10th Anniversary)
12.04.14 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Dome
12.12.14 - Manchester, UK - The Warehouse Project
12.16.14 - Cape Town, South Africa - Sónar Cape Town
04.24.15 - London, UK - Brixton Academy

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