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Jon Hopkins Details New LP, 'Music For Psychedelic Therapy'
Christian Eede , September 3rd, 2021 11:54

The album is inspired by a life-changing trip to Ecuador that the artist took in 2018

Jon Hopkins has shared details of a new album, Music For Psychedelic Therapy.

Out in November, the album is inspired by a life-changing trip that Hopkins took to Ecuador's Tayos Caves in 2018. "It felt like time for a reset, to wait for music to appear from a different place," Hopkins says of that time. Ahead of the album's release, he's unveiled a video for lead single 'Sit Around The Fire', which is a collaboration with ceremony guide East Forest and the late Ram Dass.

Speaking further about the new album, Hopkins says: "What grew from [the trip to Ecuador] is an album with no beats, not one drum sound, something that is closer to a classical symphony than a dance / electronica record. Something that is more like having an experience than listening to a piece of music. Maybe something far more emotionally honest than I had been comfortable making before – a merging of music, nature and my own desire to heal. The freedom from traditional rhythmic structures unlocked so much – it felt like I was free to explore a new form of rhythm, one that you discover when you just allow things to flow without letting yourself get in the way."

Domino will release Music For Psychedelic Therapy on November 12, 2021.