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King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

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(2011 – present)

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins is a collaboration between Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote and English electronica musician Jon Hopkins. In 2011 they released Diamond Mine, featuring lyrics and vocals from King Creosote sung over musical backdrops arranged and recorded by Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine is a genuine labour of love, recorded over a number of years without the pressure of deadlines, whenever they could get together.

The album, featuring instrumental moments as affecting as the lyrical, consists of newly interpreted obscure delights picked out from 20 years of King Creosote’s treasure chest of a back catalogue. Intended to be heard as a single experience, Diamond Mine produces a near classical suite of emotion ranging from cracked despair to patched-up euphoria. Described by King Creosote as a ‘soundtrack to a romanticised version of a life lived in a scottish coastal village’, the record weaves in slices of Fife life, bike wheels, spring tides, tea cups and café chatter to produce a beautiful, unique and timeless album.

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  • carefulneckbear

    this is really good

    30 Apr 3:00pm Reply
  • Flynner11

    Please give us a second EP.

    20 Feb 4:12pm Reply
  • KevinVillage

    the new Jon Hopkins record is stagnant? rover_spun confirmed for shit taste.

    29 Jan 7:37pm Reply
  • Akayz7

    wow this is superb

    28 Jan 10:12am Reply
  • lazysundaysss

    b-e-a utiful

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • LittleGib

    @rover_spun: You think the new Jon Hopkins record is stagnant!?! I guess everyone's entitled to an opinion, but jeez...!!!

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • kidofseoul

    yolo

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • rover_spun

    [2] King Creosote's singing is what keeps this album together. I totally agree. It's why the new Hopkins record is so stagnant.

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Johanusus

    Holy fuck, I only just discovered this, oh fuckballs this is great!

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • WilkoSolus

    his voice reminds me beirut somehow

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • thenothinginme

    dead amaze x

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Flynner11

    One of the most delicate pieces of folk music I know. Never grows old either.

    21 Jan 2013 Reply
  • SPHRTH

    King Creosote's singing is what keeps this album together.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • NeoTokyoDream

    The vocals are incredible. Your Own Spell is just amazing. Magnificent all round.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • anjakarlson

    I love Jon Hopkins, but King Creosote's singing just ruins everything

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • bobsdeigh

    One of the most beautiful albums I've heard in a long time

    22 Oct 2012 Reply
  • thousandjulys

    Diamond Mine is one of the most spectacular albums I ever heard. Listening to the whole thing from start to finish is just amazing - layers and layers and layers of excellent. Love it.

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • MauriceSnabilie

    <3

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • AndyCampbelluk

    Diamond Mine is one of the most spectacular albums I ever heard. Listening to the whole thing from start to finish is just amazing - layers and layers and layers of excellent. Love it.

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • theatmosphere

    I swear everything they do is pretty much perfect.

    23 May 2012 Reply
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