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Jon Hopkins knows how to get what he wants. Throughout his career, the English producer has crossed creative swords with a plethora of underground heroes, including David Holmes and King Creosote, and also played a key part in Coldplay’s ascent to superstardom. His fourth solo album, Immunity, is an extension of Hopkins’ tight grip on his own destiny.

On first listen, the sharp electronic clusters of beats and bleeps are impenetrable. But let Immunity spin and it begins to make sense. Cuts that felt cold and jagged, such as “Open Eye Signal” and “Collider,” thaw out as limb-twitching, highbrow techno. At the other end of the scale, “Sun Harmonics” is voluptuous and earthy in tone, while “Abandon Window” is a crackling atmospheric weep akin to Jóhann Jóhannsson’s emotive scaling.

By concentrating on his own endeavors, Jon Hopkins has created one of the year’s most intriguing electronic recordings. Once again, he gets what he wants. (

Author rating: 8/10

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