Electronic producer Jon Hopkins has announced a new EP titled Piano Versions. Out April 16 via Domino, the new EP features Hopkins’ interpretations of tracks by the likes of Thom Yorke, James Yorkston and Luke Abbot as ambient piano tracks. Today, Hopkins has shared a take on Roger & Brian Eno’s “Wintergreen,” which you can hear below.
Hopkins says in a statement about the new release: “Piano Versions is four minimal, ambient piano covers of songs I have loved for a long time 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.”
Piano Versions follows 2018’s Singularity.
Jon Hopkins Piano Versions tracklist:
1. Dawn Chorus
3. Modern Driveway