‘A merging of music, nature, and my own desire to heal’.
Recording artist Jon Hopkins has shared his brand new album ‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’. Out now via Domino, the nine-track record was inspired by a life-affirming trip to Cueva De Los Tayos, a cave in the Ecuadorian Andes.
‘It felt like time for a reset, to wait for music to appear from a different place. What grew from this experience is an album with no beats, not one drum sound, something that is closer to a classical symphony than a dance / electronica record. Something that is more like having an experience than listening to a piece of music. Maybe something far more emotionally honest than I had been comfortable making before—a merging of music, nature, and my own desire to heal. The freedom from traditional rhythmic structures unlocked so much—it felt like I was free to explore a new form of rhythm, one that you discover when you just allow things to flow without letting yourself get in the way,’ explains Hopkins.
Since ‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’ was announced, Hopkins has already shared the first single, ‘Sit Around The Fire’, a collaboration with the late Ram Dass and ceremony guide East Forest.
Listen to an excerpt from Jon Hopkins’ ‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’ below, and purchase your copy of the record here.