Jon Hopkins and Purity Ring are complementary due to their similar style, which is distinguished by a specifically melancholy emotional texture. He usually doesn’t include vocals in his work, but they’re a natural fit in this track, which appeared as an instrumental on Immunity. Maybe this will tide me over until the Purity Ring album comes out. —Cinder
Recommendation: Throw a party at which one of the main features is an oxygen bar. Once everyone is feeling lightheaded, play this track to make them feel even weirder.
The year may be new, but NDT is kicking it off with an old song… kinda. The 1988 Q Lazzarus classic ‘Goodbye Horses’ received a 2013 paring down and prettying up courtesy of English electro virtuoso Jon Hopkins and his countryman, Wild Beasts lead singer Hayden Thorpe. It’s a beautiful cover, sparse and almost desperately sad - perfect for that weep into your cup of coffee on your first day back in the office. Goodbye horses… and holidays.