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Kevin Macdonald’s film How I Live Now is about the countryside, teenage love and the onset of nuclear war, demanding music that's innocent and wondrous. Jon Hopkins achieves just that.

Jon Hopkins - 'How I Live Now'

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  • Release Date: October 7, 2013
  • Label: Just Music
8 / 10 Kevin Macdonald’s film How I Live Now is about the countryside, teenage love and the onset of nuclear war, and demands music that’s innocent and wondrous yet full of foreboding. Jon Hopkins – an experienced soundtrack composer who’s riding high after the summer release of his celebrated solo album ‘Immunity’ – achieves that combination. Clean, sparkling piano chords hover above swamps of electronic noise, making for a score that has real value as a standalone album. To help it work, some songs from the film are not included (although Amanda Palmer’s ‘Do It With A Rockstar’ is) and there’s a luscious finish with ‘Garden’s Heart’ – his collaboration with Bat For Lashes. An excellent end to Hopkins’ stellar year.

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