This is an intelligent and deeply human album and it would be no exaggeration to say that it’s already a modern classic.
Hopkins has delivered what is undoubtedly his best album to date. Its more beat-driven approach may scare off the purists, but even in its maximalist moments, there is the fragile beauty and tenderness he has become known for.
Immunity is a journey to be savoured, revisited regularly in the knowledge that some new landmark will emerge each and every time.
Immunity is brilliant. It’s both a culmination of Hopkins’ earlier achievements and a progression beyond them.
At times, it will have you lurching for the nearest patch of danceable floor; at others, your head will be thrust back, eyes closed in bliss
It all adds up to a remarkably visceral, sensual, confident electronic record that stays absorbing from beginning to end, and should finally catapult Hopkins to stardom in his own story.
Even though the blueprint here is simple enough, the end product is far more huge than the sum of its parts-- the main reason Immunity is such an easy album to get lost in.
With this record Hopkins has finally succeeded in putting on record a definitive statement of his musical vision and ideas.
Like the majority of media consumers who prefer to stay engaged with their tech, Immunity attests that technology can be a tool for a new era of collective human existence.
Immunity is an album which puts a well-placed confidence in rewarding the patience of the listener, melding together current club trends with a vulnerable humanity to create an hour-long arc of total immersion.
Hopkins is working on large-scale art but also in miniature, focusing our ears in on small details while stretching everything out to an impressive degree.
By concentrating on his own endeavors, Jon Hopkins has created one of the year's most intriguing electronic recordings.
Immunity shows how he's grown, in his subtle, accomplished way, as a composer and producer, yet its tracks occasionally feel like the surroundings for a focal point that never arrives.
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