Jon Hopkins ‎– Opalescent

Just Music ‎– TAO 006
CD, Album


1 Elegiac 6:21
2 Private Universe 5:36
3 Halcyon 5:01
4 Opalescent 2:09
5 Lost In Thought 6:17
6 Fading Glow 6:57
7 Apparition 2:02
8 Inner Peace 4:50
9 Cerulean 3:54
10 Grace 4:14
11 Cold Out There 3:53
12 Afterlife 4:00

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"This extraordinary debut uniquely combines the light with the dark, the beautiful with the mysterious, in a glorious atmosphere where the world of trip hop beats and chill out are made Jon's own personal domain. Sometimes eerie, sometimes majestic, but always profoundly musical."

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Released as a 6-panel Digipak.

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Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TAO 006 Jon Hopkins Opalescent(12xFile, FLAC, 24 ) Linn Records TAO 006 UK 2010
none Jon Hopkins Opalescent(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 16 ) Just Music none UK 2016
TAO 006 Jon Hopkins Opalescent(CD, Album) Just Music, Концерн «Группа Союз» TAO 006 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
TAO 006 Jon Hopkins Opalescent(CD, Album, Jew) Just Music TAO 006 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
TAOLP006 Jon Hopkins Opalescent(2xLP, Album, RM) Just Music TAOLP006 UK 2016 Sell This Version


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November 30, 2013
Favourite track "Opalescent" stunning deep and dreamy.


November 19, 2013
A really solid album, beautiful soaring melodies equipped with perfectly chilled out beats.
The only criticism I have is that he hasn't used a lot of range with his instruments/samples so the album ends up being a little 'samey'.


July 14, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Great Album


May 1, 2009

Heard alot of good stuff about this CD, there are glowing reviews on amazon. Ultimately I found it pretty disappointing. Jon Hopkins, I read, went to the Royal Academy of Music but if he learned anything really interesting there, i dont think it shows on this CD. Yes, it's all compentently written chill-out-electronic-ambient tunage. Yes, it's all very unthreatening and, if it hasn't been already, you will probably hear tunes from it used as backing music for some documentary or advert or something. But really, it's not that interesting. It reminded me of 1990s ambient-dub with better production and less excitement. Frankly IMO you are better off getting some original 1990s ambient-dub such as The Higher Intelligence Agency, Sounds from the Ground, Adham Shaikh


September 1, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

This is a masterpiece.
There are tracks on here that will make the hairs on your back stand up as its quite haunting in parts like 'Elegiac' which opens the album and the stunning 'Inner Peace'...but my favourite track is 'Cold Out There'.
Pure emotions, pure genius.