Jon Hopkins on Immunity: “With this record there were very specific ideas; emotional ideas really rather than technical or instrumental. The idea was to try to hypnotise the listener or cause a trance-like state. It’s what happens to me when I listen to certain types of music.
“In the world of Techno you have gradually merging and departing sounds, and the effect that has on the brain can be incredible. You get used to one groove and then something subtly changes; it’s like living in a structure of some sort that’s subtly evolving around you.
“Open Eye Signal, the first single, is a good example of that. It sounds like quite a simple groove but there’s a lot of nuances in there trying to make it sound alive, living and breathing – like it’s a thing that’s growing in itself.
“The challenge on the record was to find out how to manipulate the technology to make it sound alive and as organic as possible, and not get stuck in the world of grids and over-programming.”