Jon Hopkins | DS014T | Released: 27/04/09

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On 27th April 2009, Jon Hopkins is set to release Light Through The Veins, the first single taken from forthcoming album, Insides. The track will be available on 12” (DS014T) and via digital download (DS014D).

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. It’s 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.

The 12” release is backed with a remix from one of Electronic music’s most respected producers and DJs, Ewan Pearson, who has delivered a 15 minute future Balearic classic. The 12” will also feature legendary DJ, musician and composer David Holmes’ remix - a krautrocking, psychedelic jam from outer space.