The Real Ding
Jon Hopkins announces new EP 'Piano Versions'
After his beautiful rendition of Thom Yorke's 'Dawn Chorus' gave us a fitting end to last year, Jon Hopkins has now announced the details for a new covers EP, arriving on Friday 16th April via Domino Recordings, with a physical release on the 2nd July.
The new four-track collection 'Piano Versions' will see him cover the likes of Luke Abbott and James Yorkston, and has now shared his sweeping take on the Roger and Brian Eno track 'Wintergreen' to support the release.
Speaking about the new release, he said, “Piano Versions is four minimal, ambient piano covers of songs I have loved for a long time but that come from very different places. It seems to me that melody is universal and the ones that I really connect to shine out irrespective of genre or context, whether from techno, folk or whatever. I loved the simplicity of having my old upright piano be the centre of a whole record for the first time. But the importance of letting the outside world into the recordings is as present for me as ever, so there are layers of incidental noise, bird song, the sound of someone washing up in the studio kitchen - whatever was going on outside my room is included and even accentuated. I want people to hear not just the recordings but to feel how it felt to be there and make them. It was a deep experience.”
Have a listen to 'Wintergreen' and see the EP's full tracklisting below.
'Piano Versions' Tracklist: