I was first introduced to King Creosote through his charming, bucolic little album created with electronic maestro Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine. While only a scant seven tracks long, it was more than enough to enamor me of this honey-voiced Scot (real name, Kenneth Anderson), who has apparently released dozens upon dozens of albums, many of them on CD-R. While his discography might seem a bit overwhelming, Astronaut Meets Appleman, like Diamond Mine, provides a fine entry point to an artist that upends your expectations of the typical “singer-songwriter” folkie […]
In 2011, Kenny “King Creosote” Anderson’s collaborative album with Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine, was nominated for the Mercury Prize and the Scottish Album of the Year Award. A highlight from that album was “Bubble,” a beautiful waltz that was made into this brilliant animated music video, directed by Elliot Dear. Lisa Elle contributes the sublime harmony vocals.