King Creosote And Jon Hopkins: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts 2011

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins’ Diamond Mine:

“John Taylor’s Month Away”


“Cockle Shell”

“And The Racket They Made”

King Creosote – Astronaut Meets Appleman – Soundblab

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  […]

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Johnny Foreigner’s favorite music video, ever: King Creosote’s “Bubble”

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.