I remember listening to the melodic Jon Hopkins based in London for the last few years and thinking to myself “Hmm I could listen to this guy forever.” His music isn’t classic as such, it’s just plain old, well produced music. It’s like an experimental mistake that went right. Have you seen this guy play live? He is nuts! All the sounds of dubstep, except somehow dirtier. It doesn’t feel like a weed smoker would be pounding this out of their car, more like the rare acid head. My favourite of his songs, “Inside”, looks like a black and white 90′s visual head fuck in this video. It’s like we are living through his music and experiencing a bad trip (trust me, I have seen somebody on a bad trip). They are scared, terrified of something larger than them, wanting to destroy everything in their path, and this is exactly how I think Hopkin’s ”Inside” feels; as we are living through it’s destructive and iron machine like music and dubby break downs.
“Light Through Veins” is much less of a bad trip and something that I think even the masses of people could appreciate. Cue it in a shitty romance film where the music is better than the actual film? I think so. Oh wait.. that’s already happened. Hopkins has co-produced the album for Peter Jackson’s film, ”The Lovely Bones” The video for this is also quite intense. Like a psychedelic mirror tunnel. It’s moving, it’s morphing; it’s like a travelling laser beam. With its transcending hypnotic qualities, all of Hopkin’s music, you can listen to over and over again. I feel like I am stuck in a stoned daze, without actually being stoned. Man. It’s just so sad when it has to end and I have to replay it again. Don’t feel bad for doing this, I won’t tell on you. I don’t think fashion victims exist as much as music victims.
And possibly the best remix of two people I could ever think of in the history of man kind. From the man who directed the lucrative, surrealist horror film “Eraserhead” comes a collaboration between David Lynch and Jon Hopkins. This is dark, hot and raw.