28 Oct '14, 7am

Expect a bevy of eclectic electronic tunes at oddball music man Jon Hopkins' gig next week.

Expect a bevy of eclectic electronic tunes at oddball music man Jon Hopkins' gig next week.

When Jon Hopkins visited us two years ago, we got a glimpse of his maniacal stage movements as he jerkily stabbed the four Kaoss Pads before him at The Substation. But while the English producer appears a man of peculiar, oddball behaviour, he breathes gentle soul in his musical exhalation. At its core, Hopkins’ music is centred on the invention and discovery of obscure sounds, but he also samples everyday clang and clatter, pulling together pieces of the real world to keep his tunes from falling on the wrong side of crazy. Immunity , his fifth and latest record, comes stocked with a more refined taste in exquisitely wacky sounds. The many nine-minute-long tracks on the LP transcend the ethereal, which he attributes to working on instincts and following stray whims with neither worry nor fear. ‘I try to follow any thought I have until it reaches its conclusion – no matter ...

Full article: http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/music/gigs/jon-hopkins

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