Jon Hopkins - Light Through The Veins

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Insides is Hopkins first album in four years and debut for Double Six. Released on May 4th, the album is about strange contexts: natural, arcane textures welded to uneasy rhythms. Beautiful acoustic melodies set against jarring bass. Its an audacious record with a modernist lustre and magical aura all of its own.At an epic nine minutes in length, Light Through The Veins is a work of classic, hypnotic electronica. It draws the listener in with each pure, serpentine note, rises to a propulsive, euphoric climax, before finally dissolving into an ending of heartrending beauty and sadness. In fact, Coldplay were so taken with Light Through the Veins they used a reworked version to bookend last year's bestselling Viva La Vida and invited the 28-year-old Londoner to spend the last six months of 2008 opening their live shows across the USA and Europe.Jon Hopkins has co-written and co-produced the soundtrack for the forthcoming Peter Jackson film, The Lovely Bones, an adaptation of the book written by Alice Sebold, alongside Brian Eno. 

Jonathan Julian Hopkins is a British musician who writes and performs his own melodic electronica and dance music. He was born and brought up in London and started playing the piano when he was five. By the age of twelve he was studying piano at London's Royal College of Music.

He has worked with Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, King Creosote, David Holmes, Tunng, Four Tet, and Coldplay, and remixed Wild Beasts, James Yorkston, Nosaj Thing, and most recently, David Lynch.

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