Jon Hopkins has released the video for 'I Remember,' taken from his new Late Night Tales compilation album relesased this week. The single, a cover of the Yeasayer original, is Hopkins' own contribution to an LP curated by himself and which features the likes of Nihls Frahm, Four Tet and Peter Broderick amongst many others. The video was directed by Tadas Svilas who, speaking to The Fader, described it as "a vessel for viewers' imagination. I wanted to present it visually imperfect, to get that organic look and focus more on abstract, emotional storytelling."
The Jon Hopkins' Late Night Tales album is currently available for free stream at Late Night Tales.
See the full tracklist:
1. Ben Lukas Boysen - Sleepers Beat Theme
2. Darkstar - Hold Me Down
3. Holy Other - Yr Love
4. Teebs - Verbena Tea with Rebekah Raff
5. Nils Frahm - More 6. Songs of Green Pheasant - I Am Daylights
7. Jonsi & Alex Daniell - In The Sea
8. Evenings - Babe
9. Letherette - After Dawn
10. Jon Hopkins - I Remember (Yeasayer cover version)
11. David Holmes - Hey Maggy
12. Alela Diane - Lady Divine
13. Four Tet - Gillie Amma I Love You
14. School of Seven Bells - Connjur
15. Peter Broderick - And It's Alright (Nils Frahm Remix)
16. Health - Before Tigers (Gold Panda Remix)
17. Last Days - Missing Photos
18. Bibio - Down To The Sound
19. A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Requiem For The Static King 1
20. Helios - Emancipation
21. Rick Holland - I Remember (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)
The New Album
"The length of time that Beautiful Broken has taken has been its saving grace,” says Digitonal’s Andy Dobson. “I don’t feel any pressure to align myself to the zeitgeist any more and that’s very liberating. I have made mistakes in the past where I would contrive certain things to fit in with a certain scene, but I feel happy with the new album, because it’s me through and through.” - Andy Dobson (Digitonal)
Save Your Light For Darker Days:
'Cinematic anthems featuring multi tracked strings and majestic melodies' Uncut
'Gorgeous sounds from a unique talent' Clash Magazine
'Beautiful' The Guardian
'Beautifully crafted, weaves layers of soaring sounds into an emotionally charged set of mood changing experiences' DMC Update
'Digitonal finds that delicate balance between crystalline beats and epic orchestrations' Line of Best Fit
Be Still My Bleeping Heart:
“Minimalist beauty, the perfect intersection between Steve Reich's minimal classicism, the Orb's after hours ambience and Plaids' warped electro have lead [Digitonal] on a slow but successful climb amongst electronica's higher ranks..wonderful” Uncut
“While the rest of the word spent the noughties lurching from one musical fad to the next, Digitonal quietly created some of the most beautifully constructed art of the decade” Music OMH
“A Masterpiece. Timeless music like this will still be hailed as a victory in years to come “ Virgin.com
Available for pre-order from the Just Music Store now.
Late Night Tales are offering a free stream of the Jon Hopkins' edition for a week.
Check it out here.
Jon Hopkins was joined by Four Tet on Friday night for his new Radio One residency show. During the programme he played a remix of Coldplay's 'Fix You' that was previously commisioned but never made it to release. Check it out:
If you missed the show you can listen back here.
Barker & Baumecker - Spur
Nathan Fake - Ffantasi
Four Tet - Lion (Jamie XX Remix)
Percussions - KHLHI
Wesley Matsell - Bismuth
Coldplay - Fix You (Four Tet Remix)
Four Tet - Angel Echoes (Jon Hopkins Remix)
Four Tet & Emanative - Makondi
Boards of Canada - Korona
Anthony Naples - Refugio
School of Seven Bells - Sempiternal / Amaranth
Beck - Morning
Jon Hopkins - Nightfall / Love Theme
Nightfall / Love Theme
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Listen to the cover version of 'I Remember' by Yeasayer that Jon Hopkins chose to do for his Late Night Tales album.
"For my cover version I chose this track by Yeasayer. The original is a beautifully sad yet upbeat breakup song, strident and bright with synth lines cascading around a heartfelt vocal. I wanted to make it sound far more broken and fragile, so I re-played it on the piano, pitched it down, then mangled it quite heavily so it came out sort of wobbly and knackered sounding. I wanted to leave it quite bare, just letting that amazing melody lead the way." - Jon Hopkins
The release is available now on pre-order from Late Night Tales.