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Jon Hopkins Readies 'Asleep Versions' for Domino

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Jon Hopkins has shared details of a new EP forthcoming on Domino, which reinterprets material from his 2013 album Immunity. As Pitchfork reports, the UK artist recorded Asleep Versions last winter at Sundlaugin Studios near Reykjavik, Iceland. The EP is designed to be heard as a continuous, 25-minute whole, with each of its four "decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings" representing a "quieter, more meditative side" of tracks from the album (which we named an XLR8R pick). Vocals from Raphaelle Standell of Braids and Blue Hawaii also feature throughout the release.

Asleep Versions will arrive on November 10 in Europe (and a day later in the US) as an individual release and as part of a limited-edition CD package, together with Immunity. A teaser trailer for the album, directed by comics illustrator Robert Hunter, can be watched below. Hopkins has also announced a brace of international tour dates; these can also be found below, along with the EP's tracklist.

01 Immunity (with King Creosote)
02 Form by Firelight (With Raphaelle Standell)
03 Breathe this Air (Asleep Version)
04 Open Eye Signal (Asleep Version)

10-01 Berlin, Germany - Admiralspalast
10-03 Warsaw, Poland - FreeFormFestival
10-04 Bologna, Italy - Robot Festival
10-18 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Trouw
10-24 Mexico City, Mexico - Mutek.MX
10-26 County Wicklow, Ireland - Samhain Festival
10-30 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival
11-03 Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender
11-05 Taipei, Taiwan - Hostess Club Taipei Legacy
11-08 Singapore, Singapore - Hostess Club Weekender
11-09 Bangalore, India - NH7 Weekender
11-21 Brooklyn, NY - Output
12-04 Brighton, England - Brighton Dome
12-12 Manchester, England - The Warehouse Project
12-16 Cape Town, South Africa - Sónar Cape Town
04-24 London, England - Brixton Academy