King Creosote and Jon Hopkins 2011-05-08 Homegame-16

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins got together and created an incredibly remarkable album entitled Diamond Mine. From the start you can tell it's more than just music. It has sounds recorded at a scottish cafe with people talking and glassware clanking in the background as the opening track slowly starts to emerge from the atmosphere there. I've meant to post something about this collaboration for over a  month and now seems like the right time. I'm really glad I happened across this album from my wanderings on the inteweb because it's perfect to turn on and open a good book to. Calm and well thought out, the music is more of an experience crafted from Hopkins' arrangemnts and King Creosote's (Kenny Anderson) vocals collected over the years from various recordings. It seems those recordings from the past couple decades were created perfectly for the right moment to be released as this album.

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