On Insides, Hopkins showcases an intriguing musical aesthetic to brilliant effect. Insides is about juxtaposition: natural, arcane textures welded to pulsing, hypnotic rhythms, beautiful acoustic melodies set against jarring bass. The music is reminiscent of the beautiful melodies and harsh dirty beats of other British artists like Four Tet, Squarepusher, Burial and Aphex Twin. Above all, Insides is an audacious album which boasts a magical aura all of its own.
...and, for those of you on our observation deck, if you engage your IR adaptive optics you'll get a stunning look at the near-perfect symmetry of the Red Square Nebula out the starboard viewport... woe_bonnet