Jon Hopkins – We Disappear
The prolific potentate of the ever fluid IDM genre delivers his 4th solo album, Immunity (Domino). The album as a whole demonstrates Hopkins’ sense of smart musical intellect by progressing on to use biologically inspired textures but somehow sounding more industrial and denser than ever before. We Disappear has something extra. The track has a solid bass line that continues on to fluctuate and become cracked and sparse, while blending in with an epic build up on tones, to become more of a soundscape than a standard dance track. This allows you to lean in closely to the track and find something new with every listen. Quite rightly so, Immunity has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2013.