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Late Night Tales: Jon Hop­kins ★★★★

Night Time Sto­ries

Jon Hop­kins has emerged as a mas­ter of the elec­tron­ica form over the past few years. The Bri­tish mu­si­cian and pro­ducer has lat­terly es­tab­lished him­self as some­thing other than a sur­ro­gate Brian Eno. Over­see­ing the lat­est vol­ume in the al­ways in­vig­o­rat­ing Late Night Tales se­ries isn’t so much a chal­lenge for Hop­kins as a re­lease valve. And so we have a per­sonal se­lec­tion of beau­ti­ful dim­min­gof-the-day tunes, from pre­vi­ously un­re­leased tracks ( Sleep­ers Beat

Theme by Ben Lukas Boy­sen) and cov­ers (Yeasayer’s I

Re­mem­ber by Hop­kins him­self) to com­mer­cially un­her­alded singer-song­writ­ers (Alela Diane’s Lady Di­vine) and forgotten gems ( Daniell in the

Sea by Jonsi & Alex; Hey Maggy by David Holmes). Late night tales? Whis­per it softly: the beat goes on. latenighttales.co.uk

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