On Jon Hopkins surprising debut-album “Opalescent”, a welcomcoming, bright and relaxing atmosphere is set from the beginning, as we start with the chill-out track “Elegiac”. This seductive, melodic sphere continues as the other tracks unfold gradually.
While listening, the same ovewhelming feeling which dominated Global Communication’s legendary album “76:19” takes over, as the music weaves a carpet of gentle melodic textures, modified guitar sounds and smooth ambient beats.
Besides some pastoral accents a little melancholia enters as well. All of these twelve delicately crafted tracks promise a blissfull and dreamy journey full of introspection.