Reviewed by Lexi Bissonnette
Jon Hopkins fourth solo album, Immunity, leaves a strange feeling in it’s wake and a few goosebumps on your arms as you listen to the eight-track electronic/techno album. Hopkins combines sounds that flow and blend effortlessly well from one to the other and in many cases seemed like tracks to a horror movie.
Immunity opens with track ‘We Disappear’ and while it took a few moments to see the connection, it was wonderfully done with the sounds blending together to almost imitate horror movie scenes when the villain walks down to get their victim. Hopkins’ sound varied slightly from track to track, never failing to evoke an image or emotion. Other tracks take on a lighter and more soothing tone, such as ‘Breathe this Air’ , which made me think of warm days turning into warm nights outside in a positive way with the upbeat undertone.
Perhaps the most enjoyable track on this release is the title song ‘Immunity’. Along with having a much longer length of time, this track sounds like a perfect blend of all that came before it by pairing some of the darker sounds with the beautiful notes of the piano.