A quick review of a lovely album …
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
Just a quick recommendation for a wonderful album full of beauty and stillness and warmth ….
From the opening recording of a local café where locals are just simply being friendly and going about their business we are drawn into a cosy, world of cardigans, low-fi, old boats, relationships, struggles and raw life from Scotland.
There are little stories and reflections on going old :
“I’ve gone silver in my travels
Growing silver in my sideburns ….”
.. and snippets of real life
“You and I we once looked great
You and I sounded so fine …”
…tinged with pure love and grief
“I won’t let you fall as low as I’ve been…”
There are beautiful soft harmonies, hushed and plucked strings, earthy violins and jaunty banjoes softly backed with subtle percussion.