King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
Saturday 4th February 2012
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £13.50 / £15.50
Domino’s Mercury Prize Nominees, folk troubadour, King Creosote & acclaimed composer and Producer, Jon Hopkins have created something very special indeed.
In a world where you can now record your music straight to hard drive, upload onto a website in a matter of minutes and then in seconds send your mp3s direct to smartphones across the globe, and then instantly forgotten, this duo went in search of something truely authentic and timeless.
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, something which is immediate to the listener from the first of these perfectly crafted tracks.
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. This ‘soundtrack to a romanticised version of a life lived in a Scottish coastal village’ weaves in slices of Fife life, bike wheels, spring tides, tea cups and café chatter to produce a beautiful, unique and timeless album, worthy of the universal praise this pair have received.
This live performance of this record is a unique opportunity to enter this enchanting world in the stunning setting of one of Brighton’s most beautiful venues, St. Georges Church.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 14th October 2011 from here.