Jon Hopkins said his upcoming album, Music for psychedelic therapy, will be timed to the duration of a ketamine trip.
The upcoming album contains no rhythms or drum sounds and is described by the electronic musician as “closer to a classical symphony than a dance / electronica record”.
“[It’s] not ambient, conventional or drone, but contains elements of all three, ”Hopkins said in a statement. “For me, it’s a place as much as a sound. It works for the sober mind, but takes on a whole new dimension when introduced into a psychedelic ceremony.
Notably, Hopkins revealed in an interview with The Guardian that he designed the disc to last the average length of a ketamine trip. The musician is a drop in the water in a group of creators and researchers with a keen interest in the role of music in psychedelic research and therapy.
“We’re entering an era where this type of therapy is going to be legal and widespread, and you have to have music for it,” Hopkins told the newspaper. “I have to be very careful not to sound too grandiose, but I really feel like there is a border here – a new kind of music.”
Jon hopkins Music for psychedelic therapy The album will be released on November 12 in digital / CD format and on February 11 in LP format via Domino.
Listen to a sample from Hopkins’ album below:
The number of apps aimed at enhancing psychedelic experiences with music has multiplied in recent years, with many applying artificial intelligence to personalize tracks as well as the user experience.
One such example is Wave path, an app that works on the idea that this music alone can deliver a drug-free experience that mimics the effects of psychedelic therapy.