Hopkins, Jon / Insides
Album: Insides   Collection:General
Artist:Hopkins, Jon   Added:May 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-09-27 Pull Date: 2009-11-29
Week Ending: Nov 15 Nov 8 Oct 11 Oct 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 16, 2016: Pumping Iron
4. Nov 15, 2011: There and Back Again
Light Through The Veins
2. Jul 04, 2016: Life Aquatic
A Drifting Up
5. Jun 18, 2011: There and Back Again
Autumn Hill
3. Apr 29, 2012: There and Back Again
6. Nov 13, 2009: Hipster Garbage
Colour Eye

Album Review
Truc Nguyen
Reviewed 2009-09-21
Jon Hopkins – Insides

Really beautiful experimental/downtempo/chillout music. This could easily be the soundtrack to a deep pretentious movie at times and a grindy dance floor anthem at times. The fact that he helped produce the latest Coldplay album makes me like this slightly less. Nonetheless, play it. FCC Clean.

1. (2:35) Sustained slow chords on stringed instruments fades into chill ambient at end.
2. (4:42) Light stormy sounds like trouble’s brewing. Mysterious piano melody and downtempo beats. Abrupt change to typical electronic music sounds towards the end.
3. (4:38) Thumpy deep bass with light female whispers. Xylophone melody sounds pretty Twilight Zone-ish.
4. (4:41) Light Woobly sounds progress into more defined synth. Consistent beats.
5. (5:11) Ambient with electronic glitches and lethargic piano. Begins spaz out 2:40 minutes left and returns to ambient.
6. (9:19) Playful synth sounds build up (it’s a long build up) to a “happier” tone if you will, though the title probably gave that away.
7. (6:35) A somber synth progression into bouncy electronic sounds, tone becomes more inquisitive?
8. (1:41) Beautiful, sparse and slow piano piece.
9. (6:27) Droney reverby synth note with more electronic wooblings evolves to ambient chill out.
10. (2:40) Slow, uplifting piano piece. Like it could score the montage scene at the end of a movie where you find out all the character’s fates. WARNING: Ends with about 40 seconds of silence after some rustling sounds.

Track Listing
1. The Wider Sun   6. Light Through The Veins
2. Vessel   7. The Low Places
3. Insides   8. Small Memory
4. Wire   9. A Drifting Up
5. Colour Eye   10. Autumn Hill