Jon Hopkins ‎– Insides

Double Six Recordings ‎– DS015CD, Domino ‎– DNO227
CD, Album

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1 The Wider Sun 2:35
2 Vessel
Violin [Electric] – Davide Rossi
3 Insides 4:38
4 Wire 4:41
5 Colour Eye 5:11
6 Light Through The Veins
Drums – Lee Muddy Baker
7 The Low Places 6:35
8 Small Memory 1:41
9 A Drifting Up
Humming – King CreosoteVocals [Additional] – Lisa Lindley-Jones
10 Autumn Hill 2:40

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Written and recorded at Cafe Music Studios, London
Published by Just Publishing

Made in the E.U.
℗&© 2009 Just Music under exclusive license to Domino Recording Co. Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 034202 301523
  • Matrix / Runout: CINE MAGNETICS: A9-08328
  • Matrix / Runout: CIMAG0050/B S1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LM07
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DS015 Jon Hopkins Insides(10xFile, AAC, Album) Double Six Recordings DS015 UK 2009
6974922 Jon Hopkins Insides(CD, Album) Double Six Recordings 6974922 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
none Jon Hopkins Insides(CDr, Album, Promo) Domino none 2009 Sell This Version
DNO 227 P Jon Hopkins Insides(CD, Album, Promo) Domino USA, Double Six Recordings DNO 227 P US 2008 Sell This Version
none Jon Hopkins Insides - Works In Progress From The Forthcoming Album(CD, Smplr, Promo) Just Music none UK 2008 Sell This Version


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September 3, 2017
edited 2 months ago

This album is heart-wrenching, you can count on Hopkins to do that to you. It touches on something hidden inside, cuts too close to the heart to deal with it casually. Right from the quivering strings in the opening The Wider Sun, the music stops everything and pulls your heart out. If the moment isn't right, of course, you must resist and switch it off. It's not for everyone, every day. It's definitely not an easy listening. But when the time's right and you venture *inside*, it serves as a perfect vehicle to get you there, to face your inner demons, emotional states, whatever they might be. The production is immaculate, detailed, layered, you drown in the synths. It feels like a narrative to get you through your emotional core, it goes through darker turns, heavy-hitting tracks like Colour Eye mercilessly rinse every little drop of residue sweetness, like a weird childhood memory that suddenly pops into your consciousness from somewhere deep within, or perhaps a memory of your first heartbreak. At other times, the tracks simply touch you for their sheer beauty, the sunlit warmth that fills up the desolate space, carrying you through the worst to the safety on the other side, whispering soothingly to facilitate your heart's recovery, its newly found strength, having gone through the worst with you, now seeing you off onwards and upwards. That's the resolution point, track 9, A Drifting Up, perhaps the only reason to give this a listen. So, yes, it's definitely not for everyone. But for the introverted ones, or the introverted side of you, an unforgettable journey. If you don't know this, looking for reasons to listen to this, do so. It speaks with understanding to the part in you that usually stays hidden and it knows it well.


May 21, 2013
Great release. Heavy dark synths that are out of this world, mixed with free flowing atmospheric melodies. Vessel and Insides are more on his wild side, while The Low Places and A Drifting Up are more structured; you do see his classical elements, especially later in the album. Light Through The Veins is what his older fans were looking for. The entire album is great.