Jon Hopkins is back with something to help the world counter negativity during these testing and for some, lonely times. The mastermind behind the singularity album, who pre-COVID performed at the Opera House, has made a specialty meditation track to complete a 20+ minute session too.
Titled ‘1/1 Singing Bowl (Ascension)’, the track features a 100-year-old singing bowl that he discovered in an antique shop in India. Jon restricted himself to this one instrument and a laptop, with the producer explaining; “It felt beautifully pure to just use one acoustic sound source, and no synths. It was liberating to write something without playing anything on a keyboard – to avoid the familiar diatonic scale for the first time, and thus avoid any of my own conditioned playing habits.”
Alongside this track, John has shared a meditative playlist. Is it me or are we all getting very sleepy relaxed listening to all these beautiful chimes?