Immunity – Jon Hopkins (2013)

Immunity - Jon Hopkins (2013)

There’s a certain beauty in listening to ambient music.  While I love my bangers, sometimes it is just nice to relax. Immunity does a perfect job at being that music to relax to. It’s soothing, and calming, and all the technical mastery is there to go along with it. There’s a feeling that Jon Hopkins could produce some killer songs to party to, but he chooses not to. Jon Hopkins has produced this beautiful electronic ambient album instead, and there isn’t a reason to complain about his choice to do so.

Choice Cut: Breathe This Air

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Ninety – 808 State (1989)

Ninety - 808 State (1989)

The late 80s and early 90s is a fun time period because electronic music was out of the “academics and experimenters” phase of the 70s and the “synth-pop” phase of the mid-80s but not yet in the “formulaic molly-popping” stage of the 90s and onward. That’s not to discredit these phases, which can be – and often are – awesome, but rather to drive my point about this time period being special. Ninety is a great example. It sounds aged and is clearly analog, but that adds to the charm. These hooks will be stuck in your head for weeks.

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