Jon Hopkins ‎– The Fourth State

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Sounds Asleep ‎– SLP007
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CDr, EP
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Recorded in 2002.

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drfrot

drfrot

August 19, 2008

Written in 2002, but released after his two best selling albums, this is described by the label as: "32 minutes of lush melodic drifting ambience which harks back to the heyday of ambient music in the 90's"

It really is a truly "ambient" piece: a single track, during which very little happens. No melody, no beat and no samples, just the subtlest of chord changes over half an hour.

As a background to meditation it could be quite effective, but - unlike his other work - has little to offer as an active listening experience.