Domino (2016) UK
Immunity is the fourth solo album from Jon Hopkins and second on Domino following 2009’s Insides. A powerful, multi-faceted beast, packed with the most aggressively dancefloor-focused music Hopkins has ever made, Immunity is about achieving euphoric states through music.
Inspired by the arc of an epic night out, the album peaks with "Collider," a huge, apocalyptic, techno monster and dissolves with the quiet, heartbreakingly beautiful closer, Immunity. The track featuring vocals from King Creosote, which could sit comfortably alongside the gems of their 2011 Mercury-nominated collaboration, Diamond Mine.
Immunity is a confident, dramatic record defined by an acute sense of physicality and place. It feels like the hypnotic accompaniment to a journey of creativity, a trip inside Hopkins’ mind, using analog synthesis alongside manipulations of physical, real-world sounds to make dance music that feels as natural and unforced as possible. Immunity is the most human electronic album you’ll hear this year.
Jon Hopkins is a producer, Ivor Novello-nominated composer of film scores, long-term collaborator of Brian Eno (performed on 2010’s Small Craft on a Milk Sea) and Coldplay (his track "Light Through the Veins" is used at the start and end of 2009’s Vida La Vida), and remixer of artists as diverse as David Lynch, Four Tet, Wild Beasts, Nosaj Thing, and Purity Ring. Double heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold jacket with a MP3 download card.