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11:47 AM on 03/26/11 
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I had no doubt that I'd love this, but I didn't expect it to become one of my favourites of 2011 so quickly. It's so beautiful.

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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.

RIYL: folk, classical, and a mix of the two!
11:50 AM on 03/26/11 
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I think "Bats In The Attic" (track #3) is my favourite at the moment. So gorgeous.

11:53 AM on 03/26/11 
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Not really in my comfort zone as far as music goes, but I was pleasantly surprised by this at first glance. May have to delve deeper into this release.
05:55 PM on 03/26/11 
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Hooked after the first listen. Such a beautiful album as I expected.
06:16 PM on 03/26/11 
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Needs more love.
05:58 AM on 03/28/11 
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You're right Eda, this is amazing. Great recommendation.
06:46 AM on 03/28/11 
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You're right Eda, this is amazing. Great recommendation.
Can't believe more people aren't checking it out. Glad you like it, though. I figured you would.

Edit: I just got a text from you as I typed that. Creepy.
07:28 AM on 03/28/11 
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Can't believe more people aren't checking it out. Glad you like it, though. I figured you would.

Edit: I just got a text from you as I typed that. Creepy.


Weeeeeird.
12:08 PM on 03/28/11 
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I could listen to this record all day; I just wish it were longer.
02:50 PM on 03/28/11 
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Jon hopkins is crazy wish there was more electronic influences on this though.
03:53 PM on 03/28/11 
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Cant..stop..listening
04:28 PM on 03/28/11 
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Cant..stop..listening
Are you still listening to the stream?

Also, I wonder if you'd like King Creosote's and Jon Hopkins' solo albums. They're both great musicians.
04:50 PM on 03/28/11 
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Are you still listening to the stream?

Also, I wonder if you'd like King Creosote's and Jon Hopkins' solo albums. They're both great musicians.


I was thinking that. Will be checking out.
Yes, I'm still listening to the stream.
04:52 PM on 03/28/11 
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I was thinking that. Will be checking out.
Yes, I'm still listening to the stream.
Jon Hopkins' Insides was one of my favourite albums in '09. You should definitely check it.
05:13 PM on 03/28/11 
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Adore King Creosote's music. Very much looking forward to listening to this.

Love seeing what I would of considered local musicians like 3 years ago now getting recognition on this site.



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