English electronic artist and Grammy-nominated composer Jon Hopkins has just mastered the quintessential quarantine composition for mediatating and relaxing. It comes in the form of a new 21-minute meditation song, titled “Singing Bowl (Ascension).” The new release comes months after Hopkins released the classical tune, “Scene Suspended,” which he played at The Sydney Opera House.
Hopkins sought out to make a song using only a 100-year-old singing bowl he discovered in India, as he details on his Instagram, He then used his laptop his production chops to layer the harmonics to create a soothing yet dynamic listening experience from front to back. Still, the song’s only acoustic source was the bowl itself. The full version is accompanied by a four-and-a-half-minute excerpt for fans who are looking to slow down and soothe the soul.
Additionally, the English producer offered up a 24-hour playlist on Spotify made for meditation with “Singing Bowl (Ascension)” as the introductory piece.