KING CREOSOTE AND JON HOPKINS JOIN FORCES FOR A NEW ALBUM

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins | 17/01/11

Image: KC JH

March 28th sees the release of Diamond Mine, a collaborative album from Domino and Double Six artists, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins.

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 Jon and KC 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.

Diamond Mine will be available on LP (DSO38LP), CD (DSO38CD) and via digital download (DSO38D)and is available to pre-order here . The tracklisting is as follows:


1 – First Watch
2 – John Taylor’s Month Away
3 – Bats In The Attic
4 – Running On Fumes
5 – Bubble
6 – Your Own Spell
7 – Your Young Voice


For an insight into what to expect from Diamond Mine, download this free teaser, which is based on elements the song Bubble: King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bubble (Diamond Mine Teaser) by DominoRecordCo