Filed under: Arts, creativity, music, The Scotsman | Tags: diamond mine, East Neuk of Fife Music scene, fife music, Kenny Anderson, king creosote, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins, npr music
This is a great concept and nobody could be better suited than King Creosote with Jon Hopkins showcasing the two best songs from Diamond Mine.
I couldn’t agree more with NPR’s point of view…
At the risk of serving up a spoiler three months in advance, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins‘ Diamond Mine is going to turn up near the top of many Best Albums of 2011 lists on this website. The breathless love isn’t unanimous across the NPR Music staff, but it’s widespread and intense, and rightfully so. For all its brevity — just seven songs in 32 minutes — Diamond Mine is an absolutely spectacular record, as plainspoken and charming as it is breathtaking in its cinematic sweep.
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I love the Mercury Prize.
It’s the only music awards with utter credibility. The only one where PJ Harvey and Anna Calvi can be ranked joint favourites ahead of Adele and all three have equal creative status and regard.
But the best record, for me, this year has been the beautiful King Creosote and Jon Hopkins record. I’ve said this before and I shared moments from it with you. Here’s another. Please enjoy it.
It’s an ambient piece – the intro to the album – it has a really beautiful soul to it. It’s a field recording from a tea shop in Anstruther or Pittenweem.
Meanwhile I have invested in these Chuckle Brothers to the tune of Five English pounds at 14 to 1.
Because a principle is not a principle unless it might cost you money.