Jon Hopkins announces new album ‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’

The record is being previewed by first song ‘Sit Around The Fire’, a collaboration with East Forest and Ram Dass.

Photo: Steve Gullick

Jon Hopkins has announced details of a new album called ‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’.

The record will come out on 12th November via Domino, and is being previewed by a first track called ‘Sit Around The Fire’, a collaboration with East Forest and Ram Dass.

Speaking about the new track, the producer said: “’Sit Around The Fire’ exists from one of the deep synchronicities that ushered this thing (‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’) into being. I was contacted by East Forest, who had spent some time with Ram Dass in Hawaii before he passed. He was given access to several lesser-heard talks from the 70s, and asked to set them to music.

“He sent me some starting points, including the beautiful choral vocals he recorded which open the piece. I put my headphones on and with Ram Dass’ voice inside my head, I sat at the piano and improvised. What you hear is the first thing that came out - it just appeared in response to the words.”

Of the album, he added: “‘Music For Psychedelic Therapy’ is not ambient, classical or drone but has elements of all three. For me it’s a place as much as it is a sound. It works for the sober mind, but takes on a new dimension entirely when brought into a psychedelic ceremony.”

Watch the video for ‘Sit Around The Fire’ below.

After the new album’s digital and CD release on 12th November, it will then come out on vinyl on 11th February next year.

See the album’s tracklist below.

1. Welcome
2. Tayos Caves, Ecuador i
3. Tayos Caves, Ecuador ii
4. Tayos Caves, Ecuador iii
5. Love Flows Over Us In Prismatic Waves
6. Deep In The Glowing Heart
7. Ascending, Dawn Sky
8. Arriving
9. Sit Around The Fire

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