Beyond the Hypnosis


If there's one thing Jonas Kopp has proven over the last decade it's that he can turn his hand to just about anything. Since debuting on Pfirter's revered MindTrip Music back in 2006, the Buenos Aires native has managed to rack up a rich and compelling discography, coursing with ease through electronic music's various forms. From warm Chicago house through to deep, dark and driving techno on labels like Deeply Rooted House, Stroboscopic Artefacts and more, Kopp's hypnotic and heady sentiment has remained the red thread throughout, which has allowed him to flourish as one of techno's more liberal dancefloor purveyors. More recently, for Illian Tape he strayed out of the ring entirely to deliver two billowing, orchestral-sized ambient works; proof that there's still plenty more to come from someone already so well-versed and dexterous in his craft. It's high-time then, that Jonas Kopp should present his first full-length effort. Beyond the Hypnosis weaves Kopp's discursive repertoire into a single and concise narrative, covering both familiar ground and exploring new and spellbinding territories, along with just a hint of cosmic neo-retroism that makes this a welcomed addition to the Tresor catalog. Despite having just a single release on the label so far, Kopp has been a firm fixture at the club since 2011. Jonas Kopp is the next in line of contemporary luminaries that Tresor proudly welcomes to the fold. Beyond the Hypnosis is a techno album as ambiguous and unrestrained as its astrological muse. This is Kopp at his most wayfaring with titles like "Seven" and "Green Square" showing off more of the producer's flair for spacey, subaqueous music. There is of course plenty of floor-facing material as well, delivered with less stringent functionality than we've seen from him before. The perverted "Tau Ceti," for example, or the basement-dwelling single "Red Plented" have been tarnished with the same brush as this album's more dreamier moments, setting them apart from stand-alone experiments to work collectively as a symbiotic and fully-fleshed whole.