‘Aeternum’ the debut album by Frank Hopkins is out now across all digital stores.
A juxtaposition between fragile and delicate acoustic instrumentation with more classic dance-floor arrangements.
On May 5th, Frank Hopkins released his debut LP on rise. Dedicated to his Grandfather – a fellow music enthusiast – who passed away in December 2022, Aeternum is Frank’s first full album. The 9-track LP is Frank’s most advanced collection of songs to date, blending real-world instrumentation with various synthetic sounds; Aeternum is an electronica record that can be enjoyed on the dancefloor or during more chilled moments.
Aeternum was composed throughout 2022 and is meant to reflect the solitude Frank finds in his creations. The album was composed entirely on his laptop, harnessing a number of Ableton VSTs for both synthesizers and piano parts. The percussive elements are entirely sample-based, with foley and field recordings captured in his back garden in the South-west of France.
“Aeternum was an album I composed throughout 2022. I didn’t really intend for it to ever be an album but all of the tracks were composed with the same school of thought. I wanted to make electronic music that was uplifting and emotive but also progressive and danceable and this under-pins the whole album. All of the songs were composed between London and the South-west of France and were pretty much all composed in the same way. Write/record a piano loop and build layers from there and this expansive technique is the bedrock of ‘Aeternum’; I hope you love it as much as me.”